Chinese University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen (China)

Shenzhen, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Spring 2021
Jan 11, 2021
May 21, 2021
Sep 20, 2020
Fall 2021
Mar 01, 2021
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Second semester Sophomore

Spring 2021 program is accepting Study Abroad @ Home students ONLY (only students with citizenship in the program country will be considered).



Program Advisor

The Program

Study in Shenzhen – one of most modern and greenest cities in China. Enjoy quality education provided by world class scholars in a brand-new campus with cutting-edge research facilities!

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen attracts both local and international students. The university emphasizes a bilingual learning environment and offers comprehensive courses. Students are encouraged to take classes across all disciplines to achieve a well-rounded education. The modern campus and cutting-edge research facilities provide students with unique research opportunities.


Program Location



Shenzhen is located in the southern part of Guangdong Province neighboring Hong Kong. Since it became the first Special Economic Zone in 1980, Shenzhen has rapidly grown into a modern city with newest technologies. The city has attracted many young talents from different parts of China as well as investments from different countries. It is often described as Silicon Valley of China - the headquarters for Huawei, Foxconn, Tencent, ZTE and many more! The modern city of Shenzhen also offers arts and cultural activities all year round and is among the greenest cities in China.


CUHK-Shenzhen provides a variety of programs across 5 schools and 15+ programmes (majors) that students can choose from. Students can take a variety of courses across all 5 schools: the School of Management and Economics (SME), the School of Science and Engineering (SSE), the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS), and the School of Data Science. Courses range from: Finance, Global Business Studies, Marketing and Communication, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Information Engineering, New Energy Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, and Translation. In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the CUHK–Shenzhen website.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CUHK – Shenzhen and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 12-15 credits while abroad. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CUHK-Shenzhen web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

early September

late December

Spring Semester

early January

late May

Housing and Meals

Students can choose to commute to campus or live off-campus. On-campus housing will not be provided. Some housing recommendations of communities nearby that students can consider reserving a spot for themself, include but are not limited to:

  1. 颐安都会中央 - City Center, Property Office contact number: 0086-0755-89233091
  2. 中海康城国际花园 - Olympic City, Property Office contact number: 0086-13631569637
  3. 睿智华庭 - The Noble Court, Property Office contact number: 0086-0755- 33299180

Students will be responsible for securing their own off-campus housing. Most of the available options are 2 or 3 bedrooms rentals. Note, 1-bedroom apartment rentals are very limited.

Financial Information

Program Costs

Students participating in Study Abroad @ Home programs with a hybrid component (i.e. classes offered at both the partner institution and Rutgers remote course) will be billed Rutgers tuition and fees based on residency and school. To preview these costs, visit the student accounting website.
Program Cost SA@Home
Tuition see
Fees see
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing $2,000
Meals $1,000
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $4,450.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.