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  • Locations: Shatin, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Lehigh applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Business, Chinese, Environmental Studies, Finance, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Sustainable Development Experience / Activity Type: Classes
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: First Year, Junior, Sophomore Housing Option: Dorm/Student Residence
Host: Exchange Partner Program AACSB accredited: No
Global Exchange Lehigh (GEL): Yes Click here for a definition of this term Global Engineering Consortium: No
Program Description:


This program is located in Hong Kong, China.

About the International Summer School (ISS)

The CUHK International Summer School (ISS) provides you with an exceptional opportunity to combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience. While attending, students can learn and live alongside other academic achievers from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. International students can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Asian cultures, experience a unique learning environment on the green, spacious campus of CUHK outside regular term time, and enjoy the many pleasures of summer in Hong Kong – Asia’s world city. 

The ISS runs two to three sessions from June to August, sometimes including a three-week June Session that focuses on business and China studies; a five-week July Session that offers courses in business, China/Chinese studies, Chinese language (Putonghua and Cantonese), engineering, environmental studies, humanities and social science; in addition to a three-week August Session that offers language training in Putonghua and English. All courses, except Chinese language courses, are taught in English by outstanding academics from CUHK and prestigious overseas universities. All of these academics are excellent teachers and many of them are research frontrunners in their respective fields of study.

Course Offerings

July 2019 Session Course Offerings
The July session offers courses in the following areas:
  • Business and Management
  • China Studies
  • Chinese Language - Cantonese
  • Chinese Language - Putonghua
  • Environment, Science, and Technology
  • Humanities and Social Science
For more information about July 2019 session course offerings, visit the CUHK July Session Course List and Course Outline Webpage.

Important Dates for 2019

July 2019 Session
Applications Open: Early February
Application Deadline: April 30th

July Program Dates: June 25th - July 31st

Applications will be reviewed as soon as complete application documents are received. Early submissions are strongly encouraged so that applicants will have a better chance of receiving a place on their priority courses.


This list of estimated costs is not exhaustive.  All costs listed below are estimates obtained from the host institution website. As costs are subject to change by the host institution, please refer to the host institution website for up to date cost estimates.

Lehigh ISOS Insurance: $50 - $100 
This amount is billed to your Bursar account.

CUHK Fees: $2400 - $4500
Students pay CUHK directly for tuition, housing, and other applicable fees.  For information regarding CUHK fees, visit their July Session or August Session Fee Webpages and refer to the "non-local fee-paying students" section.

Other Costs
Pre-departure Immunizations
Personal Travel and Expenses

Scholarships and Grants

For information regarding available scholarships and grants, visit the short-term funding web page on the Lehigh study abroad web site and book an appointment with your study abroad advisor.

Students are encouraged to review the Finances section of the Lehigh Study Abroad website for information on additional funding opportunities.

Application Process

Students apply directly to CUHK.  Students should notify the Lehigh Study Abroad Office of their application by sending an email to  The Study Abroad Office can assist students with the application and credit transfer approval process. 

All Lehigh students attending the CUHK summer program will be included in the mandatory pre-departure orientation session held in April (dates and locations will be sent via email) and enrolled with the Lehigh ISOS insurance.