27 Mar 2015

ISS June Session - Application Closing on 31 March

The application deadline of the June Session of the International Summer School is fast approaching, 31 March. Submit your application as soon as possible!

22 Jan 2015

ISS 2015 Leaflet

ISS 2015 programme details are now available here

15 Sep 2014

2015 Programme Information

Details of our 2015 programmes will be available in January/February 2015. 



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 2014, 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. 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 2015:

June Session: 6-26 June 2015

July Session: 29 June – 3 August 2015

August Session: 7-28 August 2015


Online application for admission [June Session | July Session | August Session] begins from 9 am (Hong Kong time) on 9 February 2015. 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.