School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - Student Exchange Programmes - WU

Student Exchange Programmes - WU

The School of Journalism and Communication offers a student exchange programme with School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University (WU), Japan, in the academic year of 2023-2024.

Under the Programme, the School will select one eligible student to WU for exchange in the second semester. WU will send the equivalent number of students to study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


The Programme's purpose is multifold:

  • To provide students the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious University in Japan.
  • To allow students to gain a firsthand understanding and experience of Japanese people, language, culture, society and university life.
  • Credits can be transferred for courses comparable to similar courses offered by the School.


 Period of Study

  • Spring semester from early April 2024 to early August 2024



  • Journalism and Communication major undergraduate students may apply.
  • Students' expected graduation term should be 2024-2025 T1 or later.
  • Year 2 (or above) students should have a GPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Applicants should be proficient in English.


Estimated Cost

Fees paid to CUHK

  • CUHK tuition
  • CUHK and College Student Union fees

Other expenses

  • Apartment                                                                                                             ~¥85,000/month
  • National Health Insurance                                                                                   ~¥2,000/month
  • Food                                                                                                                      ~¥62,000/month
  • Local transport, books and other living expenses^                                               ~¥30,000/month    
  • Airfare (economy, round trip)                                                                               ~HK$3,600


^Living expenses will vary depending on the individual student's plans for traveling and for entertainment. 



University and college subsidies

Applicants are strongly advised to apply scholarships or travel grants through Office of Academic Links or affiliated colleges to cover part of their expenses.



  1. WU will assist students in arranging local accommodation and give advice on course matters. Upon completion of the exchange, students may apply to transfer the credits they earned at WU to CUHK. Details can be found at RES website.
  2. For curriculum planning, please consult your academic advisor. For other enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Kathy Ng.
  3. For the updated programme information of School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University, please visit: .