Intensive Chinese Language Programmes 2016 - 2017

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Putonghua (also called Standard Chinese or Mandarin) and Cantonese courses of different levels are offered. Study curriculum is available at Students taking non-elementary courses are invited to submit an online written/ oral placement test at Meeting or talking to teachers in person 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


Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Fall 2016

Programme /Date

January to April





September to December

2 weeks


PRINCH (Language & Culture Immersion) in Beijing  May 16 - 29




3 weeks




S2a (cancelled)

July 6 – July 25


(PTH onlyAugust. 5-26





S2b (cancelled)

July 26 – August 12


4 weeks




S2-P4C (cancelled) Putonghua for native Cantonese speakers July 18- August 12


5 weeks




ISS June 29 – August 1


12 weeks

Regular Spring Term  Jan. 25 –Apr. 22


Regular Summer Term

June 2 – Aug. 12

Regular Fall Term

Sep. 19 – Dec. 9


Chinese New Year

Spring Party: Mar. 18

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

National Day of China.

Outing: Nov. 19

Note:  (1) 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 CUHK Office of Summer Programmes. Website: (2) Tentative dates for 2017 Regular programmes: Spring Term (Jan. 16- Apr. 14). Summer Term (Jun. 2- Aug. 11). Fall Term (Sep. 18- Dec. 8).

Fees (Price per course per level per school term in Hong Kong Dollars. Exchange rate US$1=HK$7.8 shown as reference only)


Spring 2016

CLC Summer School 2016

Fall 2016

Programme Code



PRINCH Beijing

S2a/ S2b



Tuition fee

L1-4+: US$3058/ HK$23850

L1-4+: US$3058/ HK$23850

US$612/ HK$4770

US$730/ HK$5670

US$600/ HK$4680

L1-4+: US$3058/ HK$23850

Activity fee

Spring Party (optional)

Lunch Table (optional)

US$1068/ HK$8330. Mandatory,

see note 3.

Lunch Table (optional)

Outing (optional)

Application fee & Deposit

US$205/ HK$1600

US$205/ HK$1600

US$26/ HK$200

US$205/ HK$1600

Text materials

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

Within HK$100/ US$13

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

Visa application

Mandatory, see Note 2

Mandatory, see Note 4

Mandatory, see Note 2

For HKID holders only

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$38/ HK$290. Student visa is a must to non-HK residents. Oversea students with solely visa exemption/ visitor status are not allowed to study in Hong Kong.

Note 3: PRINCH activity fee includes counseling in small group of 3, trans-city transportation (round trip transportation between Hong Kong and Beijing), local transportation in Beijing, accommodation in Beijing (13 nights in 3-star rating guest house, double occupancy), admission tickets related to the language activities, learning materials, welcome and farewell dinner, and travel insurance. Meals will be at students' own expense according to one's living style.

Note 4:  China Visa: click into China Travel Agency web site for more information ( China visa is not necessary for Japanese and Singaporean 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.  Please ask CLC staff to get login information to the forum after enrolled to a CLC course. CUHK off-campus accommodation network

Ø   Other short term accommodation  Look up by yourself at CLC website

Hong Kong Living Expenses (for reference only)

Meals : US$3.2-19 per meal (HK$ 25 – 150)

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

Movie ticket : US$4.5-8.5 (HK$ 35 – 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: 2 February 2016.


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