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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Founded in 2012, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) 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 and social responsibilities.
Find out more at CUHK-Shenzhen's exchange webpage
CUHK SZ Campus

Number of places available:  2 full year places


Term Dates:

Fall Term

6 September - 17 December 

Spring Term

10 January - 13 May 

Application deadlines (once allocated a Global Opportunities place by Durham):

  • Fall Term (September): 8 May
  • Spring Term (January): 8 October

Academic Information

Course Choice

CUHK-Shenzhen provides courses across the following Schools and Programmes

School of Science and Engineering

  • Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • New Energy Science & Engineering
  • Electronic Information for Engineering
  • Financial Engineering

School of Management and Economics

  • Marketing and Communication
  • Global Business Studies
  • Economic

School of Data Science

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Data Science and Big Data Technology
  • Financial Engineering (Quantitative Finance, FinTech)

School of Humanities and Social Science

  • Translation
  • Applied Psychology
  • English Studies

School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS)

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science

Module List: AY2023-2024_UG - OneDrive (

Study Load

CUHK-Shenzhen uses a credit unit system. Criteria of assessment may include any one or a combination of the following: attendance, class work, written work, laboratory work, fieldwork, research papers, tests, examinations, and/or any other assessment.

The students shall take-

  • minimum: 9 units per term
  • maximum: 18 units per term

For more information, please visit: Academics | 学术交流处 (  

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate students should have completed at least two academic terms of university studies.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B average or above, or equivalent).
  • No prior study of the Chinese language or Chinese / Asian studies is required.



CUHKSZ Campus Life

CUHK-Shenzhen Campus Life

Neighbouring the Universiade Park, CUHK-Shenzhen offers a green campus with modern facilities. It reflects both Chinese elements and Western charm, showing the concepts of "mountain, tree and courtyard".

Click here to explore CUHK-Shenzhen campus life


CUHK-Shenzhen adopts a collegiate system. Colleges are social communities with their own dormitories, dining halls, gyms, music studio, dance room and other facilities. All students will be assigned to different colleges so that students with different academic and cultural backgrounds will enjoy close interaction with teachers and grow up with peers at colleges. A tutor will be arranged in each floor and a warden in each block for caring students. On-campus accommodation is available to incoming exchange/visiting students but cannot be guaranteed due to limited capacities.

Room Type

4-bed dormitory, shared bathroom

Fees & Expenses



CNY1,200/student/academic year

Daily Cost

Approximately CNY3,000/month to meet living expenses such as food, books, sports.


GO Full Year Study: Step by Step

How does it work?

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Where can I go?

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How to apply

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Preparing to go

What students must do pre-departure

Currently Abroad

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Returning Students

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