Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong, China
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The Faculty of Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a hub of cutting-edge research and technology transfer as well as an effective training ground for engineers. Its strong professorial contingent consists of, among others, Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, IEEE Fellows (the Faculty has the largest number of IEEE Fellows among all local engineering schools), the first Chinese scholar to win the prestigious Turning Award and 2009 Nobel Prize winner in physics.
The undergraduate engineering exchange program with CUHK enables undergraduates from both institutions to take advantage of the unique academic and cultural opportunities offered by Dartmouth College and CUHK. The program generally enrolls three students from CUHK to spend the fall term at Dartmouth and a like number of Dartmouth students to spend the fall or spring semester at CUHK. Spring semester exchange requires students to be enrolled for the Dartmouth winter term and take a leave term for spring. International students should contact OVIS for specific advice on D-Plan before applying. Dartmouth students participating on the exchange enroll in courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK, subject to usual university regulations and policies, prerequisites and language requirements.
Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades must be obtained by the student from the exchange institution.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
Additional Information: By the time the student participates in the program they must be an undergraduate student in their third year who will be engineering sciences majors (or modified majors).
Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple occupancy rooms in college managed hostels with local roommates. Sharing a room with a local student will help students settle in at CUHK and immerse into the local culture. On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, additional application is not required. CUHK dorms are self-serviced, meaning that students prepare their own meals in shared kitchens, though students can also make use of the many cafes and cafeterias on and near CUHK's campus.
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
Dartmouth students pay tuition and service fees to Dartmouth; room and board fees as well as transportation to and from the program site are the responsibility of the student. Because the exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, Dartmouth students do not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.
All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.