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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 2017

Summer 2017

Fall 2017

Programme/ Date

January to April





September to December

2 weeks


PRINCH (Language & Culture Immersion)

Yantai, Shandong

May 16 - 28




3 weeks






July 5 – July 24

ISS August

(PTH onlyAugust. 5-25






July 25 – August 11



4 weeks





Putonghua for native Cantonese speakers July 17- August 11


5 weeks




ISS July June 27 – July 31


12 weeks

Regular Spring Term

Jan.16 - Apr. 13


Regular Summer Term

June 5 – Aug. 11

Regular Fall Term

Sep. 18 – Dec. 8


Chinese New Year

Spring Party: Mar. 24

CUHK International summer school, HKSAR Establishment anniversary,

HK Book Fair, HK Computers and Electronic Fair, HK Shopping Festival

National Day of China.

Outing: Nov. 18

Note: (1) ISS 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 2018 Regular programmes: Spring Term (Jan. 22- Apr. 20). Summer Term (Jun. 5- Aug. 10). Fall Term (Sep. 17- Dec. 7).

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 2017

CLC Summer School 2017

Fall 2017

Programme Code




S2a/ S2b



Tuition fee

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

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

US$612/ HK$4770

US$749/ HK$5840

US$618/ HK$4820


US$3087 HK$24075

Activity fee

Spring Party (optional)

Lunch Table (optional)

Land only: US$812/ HK$6330

Air: US$1068/ HK$8330. Mandatory,

see note 3.

Lunch Table (optional)

Outing (optional)

Application fee & Deposit

US$256/ HK$2000

US$256/ HK$2000

US$26/ HK$200

US$256/ HK$2000

Text materials

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

US$25-64/ HK$200-500

Within US$13/ HK$100

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 to 5, (air option only) round trip transportation between Hong Kong/ Shenzhen and Yantai, local transportation in Yantai, accommodation in Yantai (12 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 Japan, Singapore and Brunei citizens staying no more than 15 days in China. 

Hong Kong Accommodation

  • On-campus dormitory at Colleges in CUHK. Location to be confirmed. Summer only. Double-occupancy HK$210/ US$27 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.

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