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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen(香港中文大学(深圳))

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen was founded in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval by the Ministry of Education. It strives to explore a new path of higher education featured by strong connections to both China and the world. The University is committed to providing top-quality higher education that features an integration of the East and the West and fostering an enriching research environment. It is CUHK-Shenzhen’s mission to cultivate innovative talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural traditions and social responsibilities.

Currently, more than 5,600 students are studying at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

CUHK-Shenzhen is proud to provide our students with a collegiate system. Each student is affiliated with one of our four colleges so that students with different academic and cultural backgrounds may closely interact with one another. We uphold whole-person education. At our colleges, a wide variety of learning opportunities take place, supplementing academic education offered by Schools. Our informal education, in its various forms, cultivate our students’ artistic tastes, boost their interpersonal skills, and raise their awareness of social responsibility.

At CUHK-Shenzhen, there are four colleges: Shaw, Diligentia, Muse and Harmonia. The colleges are congenial communities, where every room offers a chance to meet fellow residents, make new friends and grow together.


Application Process

Step 1: The Online application

To apply for CUHK-Shenzhen, start by completing the online application (http://admissions.cuhk.edu.cn/en). 

This will include providing contact details for two referees, answering questions about your study objectives and writing a short essay. You will also need to send the following documents to intladmissions@cuhk.edu.cn.

  1.  Ademic transcript(s)
  2.  Predicted scores in a recognized standardized test (if available)
  3. Proof of English proficiency
  4. Financial status form
  5. Copy of passport photo page

During the online application, you will answer questions which will comprise your personal statement.  You will also write a short essay and need to provide contact details for one or two referees who can offer references to support your application. Where a document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation by an expert translator or official translator. Original copies of all academic documents, both the original and the translated transcripts, will be required for verification upon admission to CUHK-Shenzhen.

Step 2: The online interview

If your application is accepted, you may be invited for an interview. The interview will be conducted by academic staff who will critically analyze your knowledge of and experience in your chosen field of study. Their evaluation will determine your ability to meet our rigorous academic standards and whether you deserve a scholarship.

Step 3: The offer

If you are offered a position at CUHK-Shenzhen, you will receive either a conditional or unconditional offer. A conditional offer is provided when you apply before all your final scores are available. This means we offer you a position and perhaps a scholarship, but the offer is dependent on meeting specific conditions (eg minimum scores in a test). When you can demonstrate you have achieved the conditions, you will be sent an unconditional offer.

Step 4: Accepting the offer

If you decide to accept the offer, you must confirm your place by making an Advanced Tuition Fee payment of 19,000 RMB. This amount will be deducted from your Tuition Fees when you start studying at CUHK-Shenzhen. Failure to make this payment may result in your offer becoming invalid.


Tuition & Expenses

Tuition Fee: the annual tuition fee for the 2020 intake is 95,000 RMB (approximately USD $13,500). Tuition fees can be offset through successful scholarship application

Accommodation Fee: Annual accommodation fees are 1,200 RMB (est USD $180). However most international students will receive a scholarship which includes accommodation.

Miscellaneous Study Fee: 500 RMB per academic year (est USD $80)

Medical Insurance: 320 RMB per academic year (est USD $50)

Textbooks: approximately 1,200 RMB (est USD $190), dependent on courses and your study preferences.

Monthly expenses: approximately 2,000 RMB (est USD $315 should cover meals, power, water and entertainment), dependent on lifestyle preferences.



Entry Scholarships for 4 years

If your application for CUHK-Shenzhen is successful, you will automatically be considered for an entry scholarship. There are five types of entry scholarship:

·         Honours scholarship, includes full tuition, accommodation and a living stipend (120,000 RMB/yr),

·         Full Tuition Scholarship + accommodation (96,200 RMB/yr),

·         Half Tuition Scholarship + accommodation (48,700 RMB/yr),

·         Quarter Tuition Scholarship + accommodation (24,950 RMB/yr), or

·         Accommodation only (1,200 RMB/yr).

Scholarships will be awarded based on your demonstrated ability to cope with the rigours of studying at CUHK-Shenzhen. Therefore, academic achievement and experience or knowledge of your field of study will be of particular importance. Entry scholarships will cover the four year duration of your study at CUHK-Shenzhen, provided your GPA remains above 3.0.

The Honours Scholarship will only be available to applicants who apply for Early Admission (before 30 November 2020). The maximum scholarship available to candidates who submit their application for the Late Admissions (after 1 March 2021) will be Half Tuition Scholarship. Candidates who do not pay their Advanced Tuition Fee within the deadline of receiving their offer will have their scholarship offer withdrawn.

Academic Performance Scholarship

In addition to the Entry Scholarship, students with outstanding academic performance may receive one of three Academic Performance Scholarships:

·         Tier 1 (80,000 RMB/yr)

·         Tier 2 (40,000 RMB/yr)

·         Tier 3 (20,000 RMB/yr)

College Scholarships

The colleges at CUHK-Shenzhen each offer their residents annual scholarships ranging from 1,000-3,000 RMB.  These scholarships are determined by each college and may be awarded for service to the residence, academic merit, social practice or contributions in sports and the arts.

Guangdong Government Scholarship

With the aim of attracting more outstanding international students, the Guangdong Government has made available a number of scholarships worth 10,000 RMB per student. Applications are invited at the start of the academic year and are only open to full time students.

Shenzhen Universiade International Scholarship

The Shenzhen Universiade (university games) promoted sporting spirit whilst boosting cultural and educational exchange of international youth. This foundation supports full-time international students at the bachelor level or above in Shenzhen. The scholarship ranges from 20,000 RMB to 40,000 RMB. Applications open in April each year.

Work-study Program

Student assistants are in high demanded throughout the university, including the library, academic departments and administrative offices. Students are paid up to 1000 RMB per month.

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# Program Name Application Start Date Application Deadline Date of Enrollment Language of Instruction Tuition Fee (RMB)
1 Economics 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
2 Global Business Studies 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
3 Finance 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
4 Financial Engineering (Offered Jointly with SSE and SDS) 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
5 Professional Accounting 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
6 Chemistry 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
7 Electronic Information Engineering 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
8 Mathematics and Applied Mathematics 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
9 New Energy Science and Engineering 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
10 Marketing and Communication 2021-10-10 2022-05-15 2022-09-05 English 95000
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