19 Nov 2015

Recap of fond memories in ISS 2015

A selection of photos recapping our memories at ISS 2015 June, July and August Sessions are available here.

11 Nov 2015

Programme Information for 2016

Our programme information for summer 2016 will be available online in February 2016. Stay tuned to discover our programmes for university/pre-university students! 

22 Jan 2015

ISS 2015 Leaflet

ISS 2015 programme details are now available here



ISS 2013 group photo after opening remarks

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. CUHK and local students can have a taste of cultural exchange with international students without going abroad.


In 2015, 650 students attended the ISS; about 70% of them came from 35 countries/regions around the world, such as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S. They made the programme truly international.


The ISS runs three sessions from June to August, 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.


Dates of ISS 2016:

June Session: 4-24 June 2016

July Session: 28 June – 1 August 2016

August Session: 5-26 August 2016 [including the Chinese Language Programme and a brand new English Langauge Programme]


Online application for admission [June Session | July Session | August Session] starts in February 2016. Full-time undergraduates and high school seniors who have received a confirmed offer from a recognized university are welcome. Full-time graduate students are also welcome for the August Session


Note: The Chinese Language Centre offers Summer Incentive Chinese Language Programmes for non-university students.