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Welcome to The Chinese University of Hong Kong!

 

As you are about to embark on a new journey of your life in the form of postgraduate study, you must be going through a period of both excitement and uncertainty. To assist you in your adjustment, the University is ready to help you navigate through the opportunities and challenges in the course of your studies here.

 

The orientation programmes, which are a joint effort made by the Office of Student Affairs and many other university units, consist of a series of online and on-site orientation talks as well as guided library tours. These tailor-made programmes are for all new postgraduate students to gain comprehensive, relevant information and to plan ahead. If you will not be able to attend the talks in person, you can still watch the live webcast available on this website.

 

Various online resources are made for you to become better equipped for the potential challenges ahead.  You may also check out the Compass for Incoming Students, which is a guidebook introducing CUHK academic systems, learning resources and Hong Kong culture for non-local new comers.

 

More programme details will be released on this website from July onwards, providing you with useful information on the University. Please visit this website regularly for updates.

 

Orientation Programmes for New Postgraduate Students
Office of Student Affairs

Programme

Orientation Programme for New Postgraduate Students

Information on CUHK IT Services

A few steps to do before you enjoy CUHK IT services provided by the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC).

  1. Collect Your Student Account
    Read the SMS from CUHK or the email sent to you from scacs@cuhk.edu.hk and collect the student account with the 6-digit-v-code.
  2. Enroll in 2-factor authentication (2FA)
    You MUST log in with 2FA for popular IT services e.g. email, Microsoft Office. Please start the enrollment based on Quick Guide for New Students.
  3. More about IT Services: Quick Guide for New Students

Need Help? Please contact ITSC Service Desk (https://cai.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/servicedesk/guest/) or 3943 8845 during office hours.

 

Live on ZOOM

Tips for Non-local Students
Two identical sessions, students can choose to attend either one.

Date: 4 August 2021 (Wednesday) 25 August 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 15:00-15:45 15:00-15:45
Speaker: Learning Enhancement Officer, Office of Student Affairs Learning Enhancement Officer, Office of Student Affairs
Language: English English
Enrollment: Closed Closed
Presentation File:
Questions and Answers:
Recordings:

 

Media Literacy Talk

Date: 31 August 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 15:00-16:00
Speaker: Professor Donna CHU, School of Journalism and Communication
Language: English
Enrollment: Closed

On-site Orientation Talks for Research Postgraduate Students (6 August 2021)

Date: 6 August 2021 (Friday)
Time: 09:30-12:00 (Admission starts at 09:00)
Venue: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall
Language: English
Enrollment: Closed
Feedback Form: https://bit.ly/2WdMMq7
 
Remark:
  • Only CUHK students are allowed to join the talks.
  • Participants will receive a confirmation email on 2 August 2021, please follow the instructions in the email for entering the venue.
  • Please apply for leave of absence from your major department before attending the orientation activities.
  • Participants who live off-campus are required to present their CU Link cards at the University entrances. For those who have not obtained their CU Link cards, are required to register their identity information with the security guard.
  • The quota of the talks may change in order to comply with the social distancing requirement under the “Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance” applicable on the day of talks. In response to the development of the epidemic, the talks may be cancelled based on actual conditions.
  • Regarding inclement weather arrangements, if typhoon warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the black rainstorm warning is in force at 7:00am on 6 August, the talks will be cancelled.
  • The PPT files of relevant talks will be available for download after 6 August 2021. Students will be notified by email when the files are available.
Enquiry: Email – pgso@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel – (852) 3943 1874

Schedule

Session Time Topic
1 09:30 – 09:45
  • Postgraduate Studies at CUHK   
2 09:45 – 10:45
  • Improving Postgraduate Learning and Honesty in Academic Work     (video of Independent Learning Centre)
  • Mental Wellness and Postgraduate Studies   
3 10:45 – 11:30
  • Use Your Library for a Successful Study at CUHK   
  • Crime Prevention & Road Safety   
4 11:30 – 12:00
  • Diversity and Inclusion@CUHK   
  • Career Planning and Development   

On-site Orientation Talks for Taught Postgraduate Students (27 August 2021)

Date: 27 August 2021 (Friday)
Time: 09:30-12:00 (Admission starts at 09:00)
Venue: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, CUHK
Language: English
Enrollment: Closed
Feedback Form:

https://bit.ly/3jWL30w

 
Remark:
  • Only CUHK students are allowed to join the talks.
  • Participants will receive a confirmation email on 23 August 2021, please follow the instructions in the email for entering the venue.
  • Participants who live off-campus are required to present their CU Link cards at the University entrances. For those who have not obtained their CU Link cards, please enter via the passage next to Exit A or D of the University MTR Station, together with the confirmation letter.
  • Free transport service from the MTR University Station to the event venue will be provided from 08:20 to 09:20 on 27 August 2021. Please refer to confirmation letter for the shuttle bus stop location.
  • The quota of the talks may change in order to comply with the social distancing requirement under the “Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance” applicable on the day of talks. In response to the development of the epidemic, the talks may be cancelled based on actual conditions.
  • Regarding inclement weather arrangements, if typhoon warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the black rainstorm warning is in force at 7:00am on 27 August, the talks will be cancelled.
  • The PPT files of relevant talks will be available for download after 27 August 2021. Students will be notified by email when the files are available.
Enquiry: Email – pgso@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel – (852) 3943 1874

Schedule

Session Time Topic
1 09:30 – 09:45
  • Postgraduate Studies at CUHK  
2 09:45 – 10:45
  • Improving Postgraduate Learning and Honesty in Academic Work     (video of Independent Learning Centre)
  • Mental Wellness and Postgraduate Studies  
3 10:45 – 11:30
  • Use Your Library for a Successful Study at CUHK  
  • Crime Prevention & Road Safety  
4 11:30 – 12:00
  • Diversity and Inclusion@CUHK  
  • Career Planning and Development  

Guided Library Tours for Research Postgraduate Students (10 August 2021)

The Library Tours and the Library Talk on 6 August 2021 have different content. Click here to learn more.

Date: 10 August 2021 (Tuesday)
Venue: University Library
Time: Session A – 10:30-11:15
Session B – 11:30-12:15
Session C – 14:30-15:15
Session D – 15:30-16:15

Please click below link to enroll and choose ONE session only. Limited quotas.

Enrollment: Closed
 
Remark:
  • Please apply for leave of absence from your major department before attending the orientation activities.
  • Participants who live off-campus are required to present their CU Link cards at the University entrances. For those who have not obtained their CU Link cards, are required to register their identity information with the security guard.
  • Regarding inclement weather arrangements, if typhoon warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the black rainstorm warning is in force at 7:00am on 10 August, the tours will be cancelled.
  • If you missed the guided library tours on 10 August or above time slots not fit to your schedule, the University Library will also organize orientation for new postgraduate students in late August (Details will be announced later).

Guided Library Tours for Taught Postgraduate Students (30 August 2021)

The Library Tours and the Library Talk on 27 August 2021 have different content. Click here to learn more.

Date: 30 August 2021 (Monday)
Venue: University Library
Time: Session E – 10:00-10:45
Session F – 11:00-11:45
Session G – 12:00-12:45
Session H – 14:30-15:15
Session I – 15:30-16:15
Session J – 16:30-17:15

Please click below link to enroll and choose ONE session only. Limited quotas.

Enrollment: Closed
 
Remark:
  • Participants who live off-campus are required to present their CU Link cards at the University entrances. For those who have not obtained their CU Link cards, are required to register their identity information with the security guard.
  • Regarding inclement weather arrangements, if typhoon warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the black rainstorm warning is in force at 7:00am on 30 August, the tours will be cancelled.
  • If you missed the guided library tours on 30 August or above time slots not fit to your schedule, the University Library will also organize orientation for new postgraduate students in late August (Details will be announced later).
Quarantine FAQ
News and Announcements

Beware of Telephone Deception!!

Dear Students,

 

Telephone fraudulence is seen risen in recent years, in which targets are mainly Putonghua-speaking persons.

 

Telephone Deception by “Pretending Legal Officials”

 

Victims received calls with a “+852” prefix, “+86” prefix or calling codes of other regions from swindlers impersonating law enforcement officers or staff of government organisations, such as the Immigration Department, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Department of Health, etc. They would be asked to provide sensitive information such as personal banking account numbers and PIN codes, or request victims to meet at specific locations. During the calls, fraudsters are able to tell the names of the victims. They would even forge an “arrest warrant issued by Mainland authorities” or claim that the victims have been confirmed with COVID-19.

 

We hereby alert you to be watchful on suspected telephone frauds.

  • Most incoming calls with a “+852” prefix are bogus calls originating from overseas. The Police and other government organisations would not make calls to the public using numbers with a “+852” prefix;
  • If the callers claim themselves as officers of law enforcement agencies or government organisations and request for your personal particulars and assets under various pretexts, contact corresponding offices to verify the identity of the callers;
  • Do not disclose your personal particulars to strangers, including your HKID numbers, bank account numbers, online banking accounts and PIN codes;
  • Do not download any unknown applications, or input any information into unknown applications or websites;
  • Remind your classmates and friends to stay alert against deception.

 

Please call the Police’s “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” if in doubt, or call 999 for any emergency.

 

Please visit the following websites for information of telephone deception and advice from the Hong Kong Police and our Security Office.

Anti-Deception Coordination Centre:
https://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/04_crime_matters/adcc/

Security Office:
https://panopto.cuhk.edu.hk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=448b8d71-03a3-42b8-bb3e-ac0f00b5cb66&start=undefined  

 

Learning Enhancement Officers (LEOs)
Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section
Office of Student Affairs
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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On-campus Banks

There are two banks located at CUHK campus, namely Hang Seng Bank (address: 1/F, John Fulton Centre) and The Bank of East Asia (address: 1/F, Pomerenke Student Centre).

The following documents will be required when a non-local student applies to open a bank account in Hong Kong.

  1. Passport or Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao
  2. National Identity Card
  3. CU Link Card or Admission Letter
  4. Student visa and landing slip
  5. Hong Kong Identity Card
  6. Proof of your address in home country
  7. Proof of residency in Hong Kong (can be obtained from the Postgraduate Halls if you reside on campus)

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Contact

Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section, Office of Student Affairs

Tel:

(852) 3943 1874

Email:

lces@cuhk.edu.hk / pgso@cuhk.edu.hk

Website:

http://lces.osa.cuhk.edu.hk

Graduate School Office

Tel:

(852) 3943 8976

Email:

gradschool@cuhk.edu.hk

Website:

www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk

Postgraduate Halls

Tel:

(852) 3943 3131

Email:

enquiry@pgh.cuhk.edu.hk

Website:

www.pgh.cuhk.edu.hk

The Postgraduate Student Association of CUHK (CUPSA)

Email:

cupsa@cuhk.edu.hk

Website:

http://cupsaofficial.hk

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CSSA@CUHK)

Email:

cuhkcssa1997@gmail.com

WeChat Official Account:

CSSA_CUHK