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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Direct Enroll
Program features: Research/Field Study Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes
Summer Program Duration: 7-12 Weeks
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Summer Undergraduate Research)

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship

CUHK has established the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) to allow undergraduate students to undertake a short-term research project at CUHK during the summer. SURP is designed to enable students from all academic disciplines to develop research skills and knowledge in a chosen area of study, as well as to prepare for postgraduate studies.

SURP participants conduct a research project under the supervision of a CUHK faculty member for 8 weeks, with 80+ research projects offered across various academic disciplines. SURP also offers a cultural program as well as activities to introduce students to various aspects of a research career.

SURP will take place from mid-June to mid-August for 8 weeks. Please see CUHK's SURP website for specific dates.

Recipients of the Hong Kong Alumni Club scholarship for Carolina Covenant Scholars are not eligible to apply for the SURP track due to arrival and departure events in Hong Kong.   


The campus of CUHK is situated on the north side of the city, in one of the most beautiful areas of Hong Kong. On a hilltop overlooking Tolo Harbour, CUHK offers students a peaceful campus environment while being only minutes away by bus or train from the energy and excitement of downtown Hong Kong. 

Courses & Credits

Students may need to be flexible as not everyone may receive one's first choice of research placement. CUHK will register all SURP students in a 3-credit IASP 4091 course entitled "Independent Research on International Studies II" to carry out a project under the supervision of a host supervisor. Students' participation in the program will be evaluated and a transcript will be issued to their home institution upon successful completion of the program. 

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.


CUHK will endeavor to place all SURP students in university-sponsored housing whenever possible, typically in a double or triple occupancy room with shared bathroom facilities. Most of the dorms are equipped with shared kitchen, laundry, and lounge space. However, when such housing is not available, CUHK will provide the students with reasonable alternatives, and will assist students as necessary. The students will be responsible for their housing cost, whether it will be on or off campus. Students will also be able to purchase meals at one of the many student canteens located on campus, and are also of course encouraged to explore the amazing food options throughout the city. 

Program Costs

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1