Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section

Before Arrival

Chances are opened for the prepared. Here are the routes to the information necessary to be familiarised with before setting off for the adventures!

1. Study Plan

Knowing the curriculum is essential for a good plan of study ahead, which undoubtedly prevents you from acting in haste before graduation.

Curriculum Structure


About Course/ Unit Exemption
Got a prominent academic result or have completed equivalent course(s) at time of admission? Eligibility for course/ unit exemption may spare you some credits for other interesting courses.


3. Financial Planning

It is important that you have adequate financial resources to cover educational and living expenses during your stay in Hong Kong before arrival. You also ought to arrange well in advance money to be transferred to Hong Kong and know how to manage your financial resources when you are away from home. Click here for financial arrangement details.

Financial Aids
You should note that the University has no provision of grants or loans for incoming students. Also, incoming students are not eligible to apply for HKSAR’s Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS).

Tuition and Other Fees

Estimated Total Expenses Per Year


4. Health and Safety

Health Care Service

Medical services can be easily sought in the times of feeling unwell.


Hong Kong is generally considered a safe city.  However, you should still stay vigilant at all times, especially about telephone/ online deception that has been on the rise in recent years.  Please stay tuned to latest scam alerts of Anti-Deception Coordination Centre of the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) and download their one-stop scam and pitfall search engine, Scameter.  If necessary, you may call “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” anti-deception enquiry hotline

HKPF runs an emergency hotline: 999 and has stations and reporting centres in every district.  The nearest Police Report Rooms to CUHK are located in Shatin and Ma On Shan.


5. Learning Cantonese

Learning a bit of the local language, Cantonese, may help integrate into the local cultures and facilitate communication in the daily life. Interested students may learn basic Cantonese through online resources, one-unit taster Cantonese course or three-unit Cantonese course.


6. Packing Checklists

Please check again on things to do and buy in the checklists.