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Drexel in Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
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Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Junior, Pre-Junior
Eligible Majors:
All Majors
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Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory, Off-Campus
Program Advisor:
Mary Hagenbach
Program Description:

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Established in 1984, City University has quickly become a leading university in Hong Kong.  The school boasts 130 programs at the associate degree, undergraduate and post graduate levels. All courses are taught in English and students from every major are eligible to attend. The location of the university in Kowloon bay allows for easy access to both Hong Kong Island and mainland China via public transportation.  Students will be fully immersed in a campus setting but have the opportunity to experience all the culture and history the city has to offer.


Drexel students can choose from any courses in CUHK’s course catalog so long as they are eligible for the course.  Just as at Drexel, courses cannot be guaranteed and students should be flexible in their study abroad planning.  To find out what courses available, please visit or
Program Calendar:  CUHK runs on a semester calendar so students should prepare to make adjustments and be flexible in fitting this program into their Drexel schedule. Due to the need for cycle adjustments, students should begin planning 12-18 months in advance.

* Fall semester: early September - mid December

* Spring semester: mid/late January - mid May

Read more about the CUHK Academic Calendar

Students participating in fall semester will need to leave before the end of the summer term in order to arrive in time for orientation, thus it is best to be on co-op during spring/summer rather than in class during the summer term.

Students interested in going to CUHK for the spring semester will have to leave their fall/winter co-op early.  The spring semester at CUHK would replace spring term classes at Drexel. Before choosing this option, it is imperative that you speak with your co-op coordinator.

Grading: Students are taught by local Hong Kong faculty at their host university. Grades are noted as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR students must earn a "C" or above. The goal is to be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.

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The Experience

CUHK is a popular university for exchange students from all around the world.  They have a long standing study abroad program and offer a number of student services to make international students feel at home.

Visa: Students will be required to obtain a visa to participate on this exchange. Instructions can be found at

Living Options: On-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The on-campus accommodations will have a shared kitchen facility so students can prepare their own meals. Students can also opt to live off-campus but keep in mind that housing rentals may be much more expensive in the city.  There are a number of meal options including dining canteens on campus and nearby food courts with affordable Asian food.  There is also a Western supermarket within walking distance if students choose to buy and prepare meals on their own.

Money Matters

Students are billed their normal Drexel tuition and keep all financial aid during their term abroad. The study abroad program fee will be billed to students’ Drexel accounts. Please refer to the program Budget Sheet for cost details. If you receive Federal Work Study, consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after accepted into the program). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Students who receive Federal Pell Grant should apply for the Gilman Scholarship. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
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