Our Unique Collegiate System
CUHK-Shenzhen is proud to provide our students with a collegiate system. Each student is affiliated with one of our four colleges so that students with different academic and cultural backgrounds may closely interact with one another. We uphold whole-person education. At our colleges, a wide variety of learning opportunities take place, supplementing academic education offered by Schools. Our informal education, in its various forms, cultivate our students’ artistic tastes, boost their interpersonal skills, and raise their awareness of social responsibility.
Shaw College is funded by The Shaw Foundation. As the first college of CUHK-Shenzhen, it provides a homelike space integrating food, dormitory, and studies for students across the world...
In recognition of the generous donation of Genzon Public Welfare and Charity Foundation (henceforth Genzon Foundation), and its continued contribution to the University’s further development, the University named the second College—“Diligentia College”. Diligentia College aims to cultivate students' sense of belonging, ownership, innovation and enterprising spirit, multi-perspective thinking and social responsibility, and promote the well-rounded development and comprehensive quality of students.
Muse College is the third college established by CUHK-Shenzhen in 2016, in recognition of the contribution of Horoy Holdings Limited, Mr. Lai Hoi Man and his wife Ms. Chan See Ting. The college is committed to nurturing and cultivating students into global citizens with noble characters, superior ability and social responsibility through whole-person education.
Established on March 29, 2018, Harmonia College is the fourth constituent college of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. The college is named after its patron, Mr. Yang Xiangbo, the former Chairman of the Board of Shirble Group in recognition of his generous donation and continued contribution to the University’s development. Harmonia College will uphold the college’s motto “Scholarship, Perseverance, Excellence.” Through a holistic educational philosophy, Harmonia College aspires to foster students’ self-confidence, self-discipline, cultural consciousness, global vision, social responsibility, and humanitarian values.
Founded in 2022, Ling College is the fifth college of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. It is named after Dr. Ling Dao Yang, one of the founders of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an advocate for China's National Tree Planting Day. Ling College upholds the motto of ‘Self-cultivation and Striving for Excellence, and Serving Others’, and provides various activities and social practice courses to enhance students' leadership, communication, and artistic literacy.
Thanks to the donation from Shenzhen Hexi Industrial Co., Ltd., CUHK-Shenzhen established the sixth college, Minerva College, in 2022. “Houhan”, in Chinese, conveys the meanings of loyalty, tolerance, inclusiveness, benevolence, and generosity. Minerva College will uphold the principle of “Kindness, Inclusiveness, Dedication and Creativity”. With the donor’s enthusiasm for inheriting cultural heritage and the pioneering spirit of entrepreneurs, Minerva College will guide students to embrace an open attitude to encourage innovation. Students will be cultivated to become compassionate and responsible individuals with the ability to cope with the challenges in the ever-changing society through various experiential learning activities and diversified student development programmes.
Established in July 2023, the Seventh College follows the motto of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen: "Through learning and temperance to virtue." The college's mission is to cultivate graduates who embody mission, character, and service. To achieve this, the Seventh College focuses on whole-person education, encompassing four key elements: innovation/entrepreneurship, leadership and communication, service learning, and intimate relationships. These elements are designed to ensure a seamless transition from student life to professional careers for postgraduates.
Arts & Culture
The University pays great attention to the cultivation of comprehensive quality and humanistic feelings amongst its students. As the cradle of university culture and art, the University Arts Centre (UAC) endeavours to enrich the campus community and engage students in interesting, inspirational and in-depth experience of culture and art by inviting renowned artists or representatives to come on campus for exchange and sharing. For its enduring commitment to art education and the desire to encourage students to stay enthusiastic in culture and art, UAC will develop a diverse range of high-quality projects.
Neighboring the Universiade Park, CUHK-Shenzhen offers a green campus with modern facilities. It reflects both Chinese elements and Western charm, showing the concepts of "mountain, tree and courtyard". Living at CUHK-Shenzhen, you will have the chance to experience a vibrant community life and an inspiring atmosphere for study and research.