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 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Summer Intensive Chinese Language Programmes 2013-2014
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Putonghua (also called Standard Chinese or Mandarin) and Cantonese courses of different levels are offered. Full course description is available at
www.cuhk.edu.hk/clc/curriculum_pth.pdf (Putonghua) and www.cuhk.edu.hk/clc/curriculum_can.pdf (Cantonese). Students taking non-elementary courses are invited to submit an online written/ oral placement test at www.cuhk.edu.hk/clc/placement.htm. Meeting or talking to teachers directly for placement, if needed, can be arranged at a cost of HK$300 per subject. For a comparison between different types of programmes, please visit FAQ at www.cuhk.edu.hk/clc/faq_regular.htm


Spring 2013

Summer 2013

Fall 2013

Programme /Date

January to April


July and August

September to December

2 weeks



Pragmatic Internship in China (PRINCH-Xian) 
May 15-28


3 weeks



(a) S3 (PTH only^ Aug. 5-23

(b) ISS-CLP (PTH only^
Aug. 12-30


4 weeks



S2 Jul. 4 V 31


5 weeks



ISS Jul. 2 V Aug. 5


10-15 weeks

Regular Spring Term  
Jan. 21 V Apr. 19

Regular Summer Term

Jun. 4 V Aug. 23

Regular Fall Term

Sep. 16 V Dec. 6


Chinese New Year

Spring Party: Mar. 15

Optional Beijing Tour: August 31- September 4.

CUHK International summer school, HKSAR Establishment anniversary, HK Book Fair, HK Computers and Electronic Fair, HK Shopping Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival,

National Day of China

Note: (1) Optional Summer Tour to Beijing (5 days-4 nights): date: August 31- September 4, 2013. Price: HK$5500 (U$705). Price includes 3-star accommodation double occupancy, transportation, meals, admission tickets and accidental insurance. Student should take care of their own China visa. (2) Tentative date for 2014 Regular programmes: Spring Term (Jan. 20- Apr. 16). Summer Term (Jun. 4- Aug. 22) (3) ISS and ISS-CLP Chinese language courses are opened to non-native Chinese speaking undergraduates local and abroad only. Interested students should forward application to the Office of Summer Programmes. Website: www.cuhk.edu.hk/osp



Fees (Price per course per level per school term in Hong Kong Dollars. US Dollar is shown as reference only)

Price in(HK$)


Spring 2013

Summer School 2012

Fall 2012

Programme Code







Tuition fee

L1-6: US$2827/ HK$22050

L1-6: US$2827/ HK$22050

US$565/ HK$4410

US$1026/ HK$8000

US$769/ HK$6000

L1-6: US$2827/ HK$22050

Activity fee

Spring Party


Lunch Table


US$731/ HK$5700. Mandatory, see note 3.





Outing: US$26 / HK$200 (optional)

Application fee@& Deposit

US$205/ HK$1600

US$205/ HK$1600

US$26/ HK$200

US$26/ HK$200

US$205/ HK$1600

Text materials

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

Visa application

Mandatory, see Note 2

Mandatory, see Note 4

Mandatory, see Note 2

Mandatory, see Note 2

















Note 1: Students study for more than one programme within a season is allowed, and only a one-time application fee (the highest end) will be charged.

Note 2: HK Visa charge: US$30/ HK$230. Student visa is a must to non-HK residents. Oversea student with solely visa exemption status is not allowed to study in Hong Kong.

Note 3: PRINCH activity fee includes trans-city transportation (round trip transportation between Hong Kong and Xian); local transportation in Xian; accommodation in Xian (13 nights in 3-star rating guest house, twin share); admission ticket related to the language activities, teaching materials, welcome and farewell dinner, and travel insurance. Meals will be at students own expense according to ones living style.

Note 4: China Visa: click into China Travel Agency web site for more information (www.ctshk.com/english/useful/chinesevisa.htm). China visa is not necessary for Japanese staying less than 14 days in China.


Hong Kong Accommodation

Ø           On-campus dormitory at Colleges in CUHK. Location to be confirmed. Summer only. Double-occupancy HK$200/ US$26 per person per day. Students should prepare paying single room surcharge if room-mate is not available. Booking through CLC only. Confirmation upon full payment.

Ø          Share flat with CUHK or CLC students.  CUHK off-campus accommodation network - https://osantd.osa.cuhk.edu.hk/ohis2/index.htm Please ask CLC staff to get login information to the forum after enrolled to a CLC course.

Ø          Other short term accommodation   Look up by yourself at CLC website www.cuhk.edu.hk/clc/e_housing.htm

Hong Kong Living Expenses (for reference only)

Meals : US$3.2-19 per meal

(HK$ 25 V 150)

Train/ Bus fare : US$0.5-3.2 per journey (HK$ 4 V 25)

Movie ticket : US$4.5-8.5

(HK$ 35 V 65) 

Medical services: student visa/ working visa/ dependent visa and HKID holders are entitled to local resident rate in using public hospitals and clinics. General out-patient at US$5.8 (HK$45) per attendance and in-patient US$9 (HK$68) per day (public ward). Private general physicians: US$26-51 per visit (HK$200-400). Hospitalization (semi-private ward) : US$70-90 per day (HK$600-700)

Disclaimer: the information provided in this publication was correct at the time of printing. The Chinese Language Center reserves the right to alter any of the information should the need arise. Update: January 2013.


Fong Shu Chuen Building, CUHK, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, SAR
Tel:(852)3943 6727(enquiries)
Fax:(852)2603 5004
Enquiries: clc@cuhk.edu.hk