40 APAC / May 2017 , environment. The teaching language is English except for Chinese language courses. International students, who want to learn Mandarin, and gain an insight into the Chinese culture, will have the opportunity to take part in these specific programs to help you achieve your goals. Various international exchange programs We lead in establishing and maintaining partnerships with several of the world’s leading institutions. International Partnerships for summer program include the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and the University College London, the University of British Columbia, the Universities of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles and so on. Last year, over 45% of our undergraduate students have joined summer schools at the institutions mentioned above. We offer our students unique and very attractive education schemes. For instance, a joint business undergraduate program with University of British Columbia and the Copenhagen Business School. This is whereby the full cohort of 45 students spend 18 months of their degree together moving through the three campuses - with the fantastic impact this has on their global learning and on the breadth of their mind-set – plus giving them a truly global group of friends and network forever. We also offer the combined Bachelor’s and Master’s (3+2) Program with top UK and US universities, such as the University of Exeter, the University of Sussex, the University of Southampton, the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota in a range of cutting-edge subjects. More specifically, you will spend three years with us, two years with the partner, and end up getting our BS and the partner’s MA or MS in 5 years and with special attention, instead of the normal four and two years for the task. Optimum learning environment CUHK Shenzhen is located within a picturesque site to the south of Universiade Park in Shenzhen China. Occupying around a million square meters, the setting includes rolling hills and a serene lake. Shenzhen itself is a major city in Guangdong Province, China immediately north of Hong Kong on the Kowloon–Canton Railway. As one of the greenest cities in China, Shenzhen includes almost 60,000 hectares of woodlands, mountains and more than 900 public parks. Shenzhen has also developed as a major economic hub, due to rapid foreign investment which followed the policy of ‘reform and opening’ establishment of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in late 1979. Shenzhen is also a major financial center in south China and has one of the busiest container ports in the world. The city is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and headquarters of numerous high-tech companies such as Huawei, ZTC, Tencent and TCL. Shenzhen ranks 19th in the 2016 edition of the Global Financial Centers Index published by the Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority. Diverse, multicultural student lifestyle As a local, international, undergraduate or postgraduate student, you will have plenty of opportunities at CUHK Shenzhen to immerse yourself in our diverse, multicultural environment. Your daily life will be shared with friends, classmates and academic staff. The college combines student clubs, academic schools and the university to present a comprehensive annual program of events. From competitions and challenges to seminars and visitor lectures, the events program is designed to nurture students’ interpersonal skills and build your sense of social responsibility. As an individual, you may prefer to use the exceptional gym and sporting facilities, take a walk in the nature park which surrounds the university or delve further into your studies through the library and other academic resources. In case this is not enough, Shenzhen and its surroundings await – a modern metropolis with many nature parks and coastal settings to explore. Future plans In response to the call of the nation and the Pearl River Delta region for emerging and strategic industries, the University is planning to form a world-class expert team. We also intend to forge a platform for international technology innovation in robotics and intelligent manufacturing, big data, new energy, and finance and logistics. CUHK Shenzhen’s long-term goal is to recruit 11,000 domestic and international students, 7,500 of whom will be undergraduate students and 3,500 Masters or PhD students. To encourage academic excellence, we are offering an expanding range of Scholarships to international students, which is worth the full tuition at maximum to widen access to undergraduate study. All international applicants will automatically be considered for the admission scholarship along with admission decisions. Consideration will be based on your application, interview performance and reference reports. The scholarship is from free accommodation fee to full tuition. Students who are excellent in academic performance at CUHK Shenzhen, will be awarded Academic Scholarship. The value of the scholarships varies from 20,000 RMB to 80,000 RMB per academic year. For more information on scholarships policy and application, please refer to http:// admissions.cuhk.edu.cn/en.