The application period for this program has passed.
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 the utilization of one transfer (X) term for winter and an L 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.
Dartmouth participants on the exchange will be undergraduate students in their third (or possibly fourth) year who will be engineering sciences majors (or modified majors) by the time they enter the exchange program. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
Applications must be submitted by February 1 of the year before the planned exchange.
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 Chinese culture. On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, additional application is not required.
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.
Financial aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students will receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional loan assistance.