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

Student Exchange Programmes - USC

The School of Journalism and Communication offers a student exchange programme with Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California (USC), USA, in the academic year of 2023-2024.

Under the Programme, the School will select about two eligible students to USC for exchange of one semester. USC will send the equivalent number of students from the Annenberg School to study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Please click here for more information about USC Annenberg School.


The Programme's purpose is multifold:

  • To provide students the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious schools of communication in USA.
  • To allow students to gain a firsthand understanding and experience of American people, culture, society and university life.
  • To offer students the opportunity to improve their English proficiency.
  • Credits can be transferred for courses comparable to similar courses offered by the School.

Period of Study 

  1. First term from August 2023 to December 2023
  2. Second term from January 2024 to May 2024


  • Journalism and Communication major undergraduate students may apply.
  • Year 2 (or above) undergraduate 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

  • Housing at USC (on or off-campus accommodation)                                         ~US$5,500/semester
  • USC Student Health Insurance                                                                          ~US$750/semester
  • Administrative fees, including health center access fee                                      ~US$560/semester
  • Books and supplies                                                                                             ~US$750/semester
  • Personal expenses (food, transport, etc.)^                                                           ~US$1,700/semester
  • Airfare (economy, round trip)                                                                             HK$13,000-17,000

^Personal 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 for scholarships or travel grants through the Office of Academic Links or affiliated colleges to cover part of their expenses.


  1. USC 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 USC 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.