Introduction to The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Founded in 1963, CUHK is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

About CUHK(SZ)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK Shenzhen) is located in a picturesque site to the south of Universiade Park in Longgang District. The green, rolling hills and serene lake provide an optimal learning environment. The new campus in Shenzhen is modeled after the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), ranked 51st in the QS (2015), is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision.

CUHK’s mission is to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK Shenzhen takes the initiative to extend the core educational philosophy and values of CUHK to Mainland China. It brings together considerable educational and research resources of Hong Kong and Mainland China to provide high-quality education for top talents from China and abroad. CUHK Shenzhen is a 45-minute drive away from Hong Kong.

About Shenzhen


Shenzhen is a metropolis with plenty of places to entertain. In the city center, you can find lots of shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, cafes, pubs and clubs. Shenzhen attracts talents from all over China and, thus, congregates many different styles of restaurants you can visit. The local food, Cantonese cuisine, one of four major Chinese cuisines, will give you a memorable tasting sensation.

The city is warm and sunny most of the time. There are a fantastic array of beaches surrounding the city. You can lie on the sunny beach, bask in the sunshine and enjoy the fresh seafood.


Located in a picturesque site to the south of Dayun Park in Longgang District, the campus of CUHK(SZ) occupies an area of around 100 hectares (1 million sqm) with a buildable area of around 500,000 sqm.

The university provides various facilities and services for the convenience of students, and to make campus life more amenable, diverse, and pleasurable. While the campus of CUHK(SZ) is constructed in phases, the Start Up Zone which has already been completed provides the followings: Dining Hall, Student Hostel, Convenience Store, Sports facilities, Student Centre, IT Services, 24 Hours ATM Services

Campus Map

cuhk start district plan


Thanks to the generous support from friends and patrons, the University offers a number of admission scholarships to local and non-local new undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic or non-academic performance, such as sports achievements, creativity, community services and leadership.

The University undertakes to promote equal access to quality higher education for underprivileged students with good potential. In this regard, a number of scholarships will be provided with both students’ performance and financial need taken into consideration. The value of each scholarship ranges from RMB$10,000 to a full-tuition coverage. Some of the scholarships are renewable for the normative period of study subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship for International Students

To encourage academic excellence, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen offers an expanding range of scholarships to international students. The Scholarships could be categorized as follows:

Entry Scholarship for 4 years

All international applicants will automatically be considered for the admission scholarship along with admission decisions. Consideration will be based on applicants’ English level, high school academic performance and interview. Candidates may be asked to submit further supporting materials. The scholarship will be provided for 4 years, as long as entry scholarship owners can keep their GPA above 3.0.

  • Full Scholarship (95,000 RMB / yr.),
  • Half Scholarship (47,500 RMB / yr.),
  • Quarter Scholarship (23,750 RMB / yr.), or
  • Full-accommodation Fee Scholarship (1,200 RMB / yr.)

On-going Academic Scholarship

Students who are excellent in academic performance in their university study will be awarded On-going Academic Scholarship. The value of the scholarships varies from 20.000 RMB to 80.000 RMB per academic year. On-going Academic Scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of students’ overall average marks in the previous academic year.Awards list will be provided by relevant Schools and Registry Office. No separate application is required.

  • 1st Class: 80,000 RMB
  • 2nd Class: 40,000 RMB
  • 3rd Class: 20,000 RMB

Work-study Programme

Student assistants are highly demanded by administrative departments and offices. The work of student assistants is paid.

Shenzhen Universiade International Scholarship

The Shenzhen Universiade International Scholarship Foundation was established by Shenzhen with the purpose of promoting Universiade spirits and boosting cultural and educational exchange of international youth.

The foundation aims to fund international students receiving a full-time academic education bachelor or above in Shenzhen. The scholarship ranges from 20,000 RMB to 40,000 RMB. Application of the scholarship is announced around April each year.

Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship

In order to promote the development of higher education of International students in Guangdong province, to further improve the talent cultivation, scientific research, social service, and cultural exchange, this scholarship has been set up by Guangdong Government to award full-time international students at the bachelor level or above with excellent school performances. The value of the scholarship is 10,000 RMB. Applications open in October each year.

Life on Campus

Dining Hall
The Dining Hall serves both Chinese and Western dishes according to demands and will meet diverse requirements of staff and students as far as possible. A Dining Hall Committee consisting of student and staff representatives will be formed to monitor the food quality and the services provided, with particular emphasis on hygiene and food safety. Satisfaction surveys will be conducted from time to time and on a regular basis.

Convenience Store
A Convenience Store is operated on campus to provide daily necessities including food, beverages, bread, snacks, personal care products and stationery, etc.

At CUHK Shenzhen, everyone can enjoy sports or exercise as a part of their student life. There are sufficient sports facilities that are all free for our students to use, like a huge indoor basketball court, indoor badminton courts, as well as a weightlifting and cardio gym.

Student Centre
The Student Centre aims at adding extra dimensions to students’ life on campus. Various activities rooms including seminar/meeting rooms, reading rooms, piano room and band rehearsal room are available in the Centre. Offices for the Student Union and other student organizations are also provided. The Student Affairs Office which offers a wide range of student services including counseling and guidance services are accommodated in the Centre.

IT Services
The Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) is a technical administration unit to oversee and manage IT resources and infrastructures on campus.

Events and Activities
CUHK Shenzhen organizes many events and entertainment activities for the students, like Film Festival, Peking Opera performance, and a Halloween Party.

Student Societies
Your time at CUHK Shenzhen will never bee dull. With over 30 student societies ranging from music to sports, like YIQIU Chess club, Film club, and Chinese Calligraphy club, you will definitely benefit a lot. The societies cater to a huge array of interests, and you can participate in any society that interests you.

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