Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


Chinese University of Hong Kong

Posted on July 22, 2010


The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was established in 1963 and is home to 16,000 students. The university has seven faculties which include Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. The faculty excel in both teaching and research and counts Nobel Laureates such as Professor Yang Chen Ning (Nobel Laureate in Physics) & Professor Sir James A. Mirrlees (Nobel Laureate in Economics) among its ranks.


CUHK is the largest university in Hong Kong, a city of 7 million people. The campus offers inspiring views of Tolo Harbor with picturesque hills as the backdrop.  The city is a wonderful mix of both Western and Chinese cultures.  From the many multinational corporations headquartered here to the traditional street markets of Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei offering cuisine and goods from around the world, Hong Kong is truly a global city.  Students will find in Hong Kong an exciting urban experience and a gateway to mainland China and other Asian countries.


Fall or Spring Semester & Summer Program available

Program Dates

Fall (1st Term): September – December

Spring (2nd Term): January – May

Courses & Credit

Students enroll in five 3-credit courses for a total of 15 credits. Students earn 4.0 Wheaton credits per semester.  Courses are taught in English or Cantonese.

Admission Requirements

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  No prior Cantonese language background required.

Housing & Board

Students share a double or triple occupancy room in one of the on-campus self-catered Residence halls with local students who have expressed special interest in sharing a room with a foreign roommate.


Wheaton tuition and housing. Expenses covered include tuition, fees and housing.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for an application fee, $500 Administrative fee, passport and visa fees, board, supplemental study abroad insurance, a refundable housing deposit, and personal expenses.


Materials are available in the Center for Global Education and online.


Make an appointment to see Dean Gretchen Young in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950 after meeting with the peer advisers. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Languages (Mandarin, Cantonese)
  • Culture & Religious Studies
  • Decision Sciences & Managerial Economics
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Geography & Resource Management
  • Government & Public Administration
  • History
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism & Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Statistics

Some courses may be offered for academic year students only. For complete list of courses, check CUHK's site.

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