The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen attracts not only outstanding local students, but international and exchange students from all over the world. Here we have two students from different countries share with you their colourful campus life at CUHK-Shenzhen.


Jonghyuk Lee, a Korean student from SSE and Muse College, is currently in his third year studying Computer Science and Engineering at CUHK-Shenzhen. He participates in research projects at the Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing Laboratory, and work as a student assistant at the Communications and Public Relations Office. He is also a founding member of the University's International Student Association. Jonghyuk will let you know why he chose CUHK-Shenzhen.


Federica Palma, an Italian student majoring in International Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands, came to CUHK-Shenzhen as an exchange student for the 2018-2019 academic year. She will share her experience of studying and living at the University.


Jonghyuk Lee

Korean international student

School of Science and Engineering

Muse College

Computer Science and Engineering 


Life in CUHK-Shenzhen is certainly challenging and rewarding. Local students here are highly motivated and hardworking which makes the overall environment very studious and tense.


I am currently working as an undergraduate research assistant at the Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing Laboratory of CUHK-Shenzhen, a student helper at the Communications and Public Relations Office. I am also a starting member of the University's International Student Association and I'm working at the public relation department .


The University has an all English-speaking environment and comprehensive courses, and it provides students with unique opportunities such as diverse student exchange system. For me, I also value the Chinese learning opportunities for international students and competition opportunities with different global universities. I was fortunate enough to participate in some competitions and gain really good experiences.


The fact that our university is young and it’s in a stage of growing, there are lots of opportunities for an undergraduate student to contribute, participate and gain diverse experiences compare to other universities. Furthermore, students studying Computer Science and Engineering here has more to learn and gain in Shenzhen as it is a technology hub of China. These are the reasons why I chose to study in CUHK-Shenzhen.


Federica Palma

Italian exchange student

International Business Administration

Rotterdam School of Management


I am Federica Palma and I am an Italian exchange student coming from Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands!


The reason why I decided to come to China, and specifically to CUHK-Shenzhen, is because I wanted to discover a part of the world that was very different from mine and add an interesting experience to my portfolio.


China is growing both economically and politically so I thought that coming here would give me a true idea of this country and its growing power. 


CUHK-Shenzhen has a very beautiful and very well organised campus with many activities to bring students together. In Europe, we usually don’t live on campus and we have a complete different way of conducting university life. However, I really like this idea of sharing every aspect of life: from studying to eating; from academic meetings to partying.


I love the fact that people are so nice and welcoming and always open to help if necessary. Another feature I will miss back home is the fact that here classes are small and you, as a student, get the opportunity to talk to the professor without being intimated by the huge lecture rooms as we have back home.


Now I am half way through my experience and I am sure I will always bring China, Shenzhen and CUHK-Shenzhen wherever I will go in the future!