What is the English Language Proficiency Requirement for applying PhD programmes in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)?
In order to apply for the Summer Workshop, English proficiency exam results are NOT required at this moment. You only need to submit them when you officially apply for admission to CUHK postgraduate programmes. For the entry requirement as set forth by the Graduate School of CUHK, please visit: https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/EntryRequirements
How long is the study period of PhD programme in CUHK?
The normative study period at CUHK Engineering is 4 years.
I only have the Chinese version of academic transcript. Is it acceptable for registration to the Summer Workshop?
Yes, Chinese version is acceptable for applying the Summer Workshop. However, you will still need to submit English academic transcripts when you formally submit your postgraduate programme applications.
About VISA/entry permit application
a) I am notified of acceptance by the Summer Workshop. Do I need to a VISA / entry permit to come to Hong Kong?
Participants are required to obtain a valid entry visa to come to HK. If you need a formal invitation letter to apply for a VISA/entry permit, please make the request to us by email. Since participants are not yet the students of CUHK, "student VISA" is not applicable.
For participants who come from Mainland China, please apply for standard tourist VISA. The Individual Visit Scheme (自由行) allows residents in the prescribed mainland cities to visit Hong Kong in their individual capacity. Details could be found at http://www.tourism.gov.hk/english/visitors/visitors_ind.html.
b) Processing time
It normally takes 4 weeks to process a visit / transit visa / entry permit application upon receipt of all the required documents. Students are responsible for obtaining their visa / entry permit in time.
For more information about VISA / entry permit, please visit the website of HKSAR Immigration Department: http://www.immd.gov.hk/hkt/services/visas/visit_transit.html