Students from outside CUHKSZ who wish to study at the University may apply to become exchange/visiting students. Upon admission, students can apply for a range of courses following our regulations on enrolment quota, course timetabling and scheduling, etc.
Exchange/visiting student shall pursue an approved course of study not leading to a certificate, degree, or diploma of the University, and receive an academic report on the course/s taken.
If your institution has a formal bilateral student exchange agreement with us, you can study with us as an exchange student. You will be normally accepted according to the agreement, and pay tuition fees to your home institution.
If your institution has a formal student visiting agreement with us, you can study with us as a visiting student. You will be normally accepted according to the agreement, and pay tuition fees to CUHKSZ.
CUHKSZ does NOT accept free movers* at this moment.
* You are a free mover if your university does not carry any formal agreement with CUHKSZ.
- Language Requirement
If you are from an institution where English is not the primary language of instruction, you should have a minimum TOEFL score of 530 (paper-based) / 71 (internet-based) or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
- Academic Requirement
o You should currently enroll in a partner university recognized by CUHKSZ.
o If you are an undergraduate student, you should have completed at least two academic terms of university studies. If you are a postgraduate student, you should have a recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent and be currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at a partner university.
o All applications will be assessed by Office of Academic Links.
If you are interested in studying at CUHKSZ as an exchange/visiting student, you should be officially nominated by your home institution first. Please contact the relevant department/office at your home institution about the opportunity.
o Fall Term & Full Academic Year: 28th April
o Spring Term: 28th September
After receiving the nomination from your home institutions, the Office of Academic Links(OAL) will review all the nominees and send the instructions of online application to the qualified candidates. Before online proceeding please ensure you have these documents ready in PDF/JPG:
o Passport size photo ( full face with a white background; no older than 6 months; 1*1 inch)
o Scanned copy of the photo page of your passport
o Latest official transcript (English version)
Additional documents (if applicable):
o Valid documentation for English language proficiency
If English is not a primary language of instruction at your home institution, you should provide a TOEFL/IELTS score report with a minimum TOEFL score of 530 (paper-based) / 71 (internet-based) or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
- Visa Application
You will need the Acceptance Letter and the Visa Application for Study in China (JW202 Form) to apply for a visa. These two documents are processed within approximately six weeks upon your admission and will be sent to you digitally.
Click here to learn more about visa applications.