Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world. In 2006, we have more than 5,200 staff members, approximately 10,000 undergraduate and 2,000 research postgraduate students. Of these students, some 2,500 are from 45 countries and regions outside Hong Kong. The 100,000 alumni are connected through some 80 alumni associations both within and outside Hong Kong.
The CUHK education aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. It is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. Our general education courses broaden students' interests, widen their perspectives, and develop their ability to face the challenges of contemporary life. Our seven faculties - Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science and Social Science - and the new School of Law, with the Graduate School, offer over 330 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Our stunning 134-hectare campus overlooking the scenic Tolo Harbour is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. We have 7 libraries, art museums, music halls, a swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, a water sports center and gymnasia. The campus is equipped with 25,000 network ports.
Often described as The City of Light, Hong Kong is the meeting place of East and West where the indigenous culture of Southern China comes into contact with some of the best arts and entertainment in the world. Hong Kong is also particularly well served in terms of performance venues and arts festivals.
While preference is given to Studio Art majors, the full liberal arts curriculum is open to students from all disciplines.
Studio Art students may take courses in their major as well as outside of the Fine Art program at CUHK, pending pre-approval from the Director of Undergraduate Programs in Fine Arts at UVA.
Students may take a maximum of 6 credits per semester of Chinese language proficiency courses.
Course information can be found here.
Prospective Studio Art students must contact Professor Megan Marlatt prior to applying to this exchange program.
Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - May
Over 50% of CUHK undergraduates reside in hostels, which accommodate over 8,000 students. Undergraduate exchange students will be accommodated in on-campus student hostelsowned and managed by CUHK Colleges. Students will share a room with one or two CUHK students who have expressed special interest in having a non-CUHK roommate. Single rooms are not available for undergraduate exchange students. Amenities in the undergraduate student dormitories include: furnished bedrooms with telephone and network connection, air-conditioning, laundry facilities, shared kitchens, shared bathrooms with showers, and common rooms with televisions.
UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.