Application Date

Open application:           12 January 2018
Application Deadline:   20 April 2018

Length of Study

According to the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar, our summer session schedule is as followings:

First Day of Class: 4 June 2018 (Mon)
Last Day of Class: 23 July 2018 (Mon)
Final Examination Day: 27 July 2018 (Fri)

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]
Hotline: +86 755 23516999

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is one of the top universities in Asia, ranking 46 of the best universities in the world by QS in 2018. Its new campus in Shenzhen was established in 2014, attracting the best young talents for education in science & engineering, management, humanities and social sciences. Situated in one of the economically most dynamic regions around the globe, CUHK-Shenzhen combines tradition with modernity and brings together China with the rest of the world, as its motto says.

CUHK-Shenzhen has created a very international environment for students from different parts of the world. Already we have established cooperative links with more than 60 top universities in North America, Europe and Asia and our students have participated enthusiastically in summer schools and exchange programmes with these universities. CUHK-Shenzhen has launched its first International Summer Programme in 2018, which will provide an exciting experience for students from overseas institutions, especially those from our partner universities.

Shenzhen, adjacent with Hong Kong, is located in the east coast of Pearl River Delta. The Special Economic Zone has created an economic miracle in China, growing from a small fishing village to a prosperous modern city over the past 40 years. Shenzhen is a major financial centre in southern China. The GDP in Shenzhen hit 1.95 trillion yuan ($284 billion) in 2016, year-on-year rises of 9%, ranking fourth, after Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, among mainland cities. It is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous home grown multinational companies such as Tencent, ZTE, Huawei, DJI, BYD, Vanke, JXD, Hytera, CIMC, Hasee and China Merchants Bank.

Course Information

The programme offers three modules, A) Chinese Language Studies, B) Chinese Society and Culture, C) The development of Rule of Law in China.
Each course bears 3 credits and students are required to take one language course from Module A and a maximum of two content-based courses from Module B&C. Credit transfer is subject to the approval of student home institution.

Module A: Chinese Language Studies
  • Basic Chinese
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Advanced Chinese
Module B: Chinese History and Culture
  • The Encounter between Chinese and British Empires: 1793-1911
  • Introducing Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism
  • Daoism in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
  • Chinese Literature and Culture
  • Diversity and Integration of Ancient Cultures in China
Module C: The development of Social Institutions in China
  • Law and Justice in China
  • Food, Health and Culture
  • Visualizing China: Culture Modernity and Social Transformation (1860-2010)


Academic requirement:

Student will have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining
CUHK-Shenzhen International Summer Program for Overseas Students 2018 and be able to demonstrate an average grade or equivalent academic performance of 3.0 GPA.

English language requirement:

For non-native English speakers, a TOEFL score of 71 or an IELTS score of 6.0 is expected.


Option 1 Option 2
Tuition for two courses with 6 credits
Administration Fee
Hostel Deposit (refundable)
Caution Money (refundable)
USD 3,600
USD 400
USD 100
USD 200
Tuition for three courses with 9 credits
Administration Fee
Hostel Deposit (refundable)
Caution Money (refundable)
USD 5,400
USD 400
USD 100
USD 200
Total USD 4,300 Total USD 6,100

Please note: All fees paid are non-refundable unless otherwise specified. The hostel deposit and caution money will be refunded by October if there is no outstanding payment to CUHK (SZ).

Early Bird Offers:
Application Date Tuition Discount Programme Fees (Two Courses) Programme Fees (Three Courses)
12 Jan 2018 – 24 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 – 20 Mar 2018
21 Mar 2018 – 20 Apr 2018
No discount
USD 4,120
USD 4,228
USD 4,300
USD 5,830
USD 5,992
USD 6,100

Please note: Discounts only apply to the tuition fee portion of the programme fee package.

Payment (for USD account)

By international Bank Transfer from your bank to:

Bank Address9/F, Excellence Times Square Phase 2, NO.8 Zhongxin Road 3, Futian District, Shenzhen China

Account 7441111482600001722
Bank Name China CITIC Bank, SHENZHEN BR
Important notes:
  1. The programme fees shall be paid in USD currency;
  2. Please give your full name and quote ISP 2018 as the reference on all transactions;
  3. It is recommended to have a UnionPay bank card in your name before your arrival.


Students will live in CUHK-Shenzhen campus with convenient access to University facilities.

Standard single room USD 1,200
Twin room USD 520(with shared bathroom)

Health and Travel Insurance

International students are required to purchase insurance. Students must purchase your own global medical insurance and personal accident injury insurance before come to study in China.