Information for underage students
According to Chinese government regulations, international students under the age of 18 who are admitted to Chinese universities are required to have a nominated guardian in the city in which they study on arrival in China (ie those born after 31st August 2002 for 2020 entry freshmen). While the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen will continue to provide guardians for all admitted underage students, we appreciate that uncertainty about start of the new academic year together with limitations on travel to China may raise uncertainties.
For international underage students, the following considerations need to be taken into account when making any decision on whether to proceed with guardian notarization:
- An underage student will not be able to study in China until this process is complete
- The process for approving a guardian for an underage student may take up to 2 months
- There are significant costs associated with this process
- The start of the CUHK-Shenzhen academic year may be delayed (likely between mid-September and early October).
Our regular Math Pre-sessional for international students will be conducted online, starting 3-4 weeks before classes start.
- It is uncertain when international students will be able to enter China. If this prevents students from attending classes in person, classes will be offered online.
This decision about whether to proceed with the underage student application process therefore remains with each underage student and their parents. CUHK-Shenzhen will provide all necessary support and complete all required tasks to facilitate this process for those who do proceed.