Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Summer Undergraduate Program

The Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School is an intensive academic experience and immersion in Chinese culture. The program features two sessions in July and August, with the July session being 5 weeks and the August session being a 3-week intensive Chinese language session.
This program is open to all Pitt students. 

  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Must be studying in your second year or higher at the time of application
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA 
  • Please check partner school for additional requirements

Cost of the program:  Please check with the provider's website. Please note once you are registered for the program, you will be charged the $300 study abroad fee through the Pitt Pay
Questions about Funding study abroad?  Check out the Study Abroad’s funding search page and note that SSoE has funding specifically for Pitt engineering students.

Academic Description: 
Please check CUHK's website as courses can change. Students enroll in 2 3-credit classes in July and in August. The July program has featured courses in Business and Management, China Studies, Chinese Language (Cantonese and Putonghua), Environment Science and Technology, and Humanities and Social Science. The August Session features courses in Putonghua Language.
Application Instructions: 

You should first apply to Pitt's online application. Once you have been accepted by the Engineering International Program Office (even if you are not an engineering student), you should start your application for the CUHK International Summer School here under "Apply for an unforgettable summer experience." Under the portal here.   

  • Pitt's Application deadline: Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Pitt's Mandatory Program Agreement meeting - Friday, March 27
  • Please check the provider’s website for their application deadline.
  • Program start and end date: Check with provider


SAO Staff: 

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