Six CUHK-Shenzhen undergraduates were admitted to the Visiting Student Programme (VSP) offered by the University of Oxford for 2020/2021 Academic Year. As VSP enrolled 25 outstanding undergraduates from its partner universities in the Chinese mainland this year, CUHK-Shenzhen is tied with Tsinghua University for the highest number of students selected.
In 2020, VSP enrolled a total of 25 outstanding undergraduates from its Chinese partner universities, among which 6 are from CUHK-Shenzhen. The six students are from the School of Management and Economics, the School of Science and Engineering and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This is the third cohort of students admitted to the programme since the start of our university's partnership with Oxford, who will enjoy exactly the same teaching and the same facilities as Oxford's matriculated students during the academic year.
The Visiting Student Programme (VSP) is organized and administered by Oxford Prospects and Global Development Centre (OPGDC), University of Oxford. This year, the programme is open to 15 partner universities in China and admits 15 to 20 students nationwide. The programme is famous for its extremely high admission standard. An applicant must have a GPA of 3.7 or above (out of 4.0), a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or a minimum TOEFL score of 110, and be able to demonstrate outstanding academic ability and English proficiency through personal statements, essays and letters of recommendation. In view of the successful partnership, Oxford agrees to waive the language requirement for our students.
Since the collaboration between the two universities, there have been a total of 11 outstanding undergraduate students from CUHK-Shenzhen who have received VSP offers from Mansfield, Worcester, Regent's Park and Pembroke, Oxford. Enrolled students' professional backgrounds have spanned a variety of disciplines including finance, economics, financial engineering, applied mathematics, statistical science, data science and translation. All the undergraduates admitted to VSP this year are sophomores majoring in financial engineering, applied mathematics, finance and translation.