01 Feb 2016

ISS 2016 Open for Applications

Applications for our International Summer School (June, July & August Sessions) and Joint Summer Programmes with Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University are now open.

14 Jan 2016

ISS 2016 Leaflet Available Online

Courses offered in the June, July and August Sessions of the ISS 2016 can be viewed here

13 Jan 2016

ISS Promotion in National University of Singapore, Singapore

The ISS team is pleased to participate in the Global Experience Fair 2016 at National University of Singapore (20 Jan, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., NUS University Town). NUS students please join us on the day to learn about ISS 2016!



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.