Office of International Programs

Hendrix-in-Zhuhai

Study Abroad in a leading liberal arts environment in Zhuhai, China

Zhuhai

Background

United International College (UIC) is one of the leading liberal arts colleges in China.  It is located in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province in Southern China.  Zhuhai, with a population of approximately 800,000 is a modern coastal city that is just a short ferry ride from Hong Kong.

Courses

Students normally take 5-6 courses per semester and can choose from twenty academic departments.  Students will earn four Hendrix course credits.

Visit http://uic.edu.hk/en/ for more information.

Language Skills

No previous knowledge of Chinese is required. All classes are taught in English.

Grades/Credits

Grades will not appear on each student’s Hendrix transcript, and do not figure into the cumulative GPA. Students must earn the equivalent of a “C” or better to be awarded transfer credit.

Costs

Students will pay normal Hendrix tuition. Accommodation, administrative fees, and utilities are estimated at approximately $1,500-$2,000 per semester. Each student is responsible for meals, airfare, visa costs, and personal spending money.

Financial Aid

Normally, all financial aid applies to tuition, including Hendrix scholarships. Students must pay accommodation costs to UIC. Students are encouraged to verify their situation through the Hendrix Financial Aid Office. 

Visas

Students are required to secure a Chinese student visa to study in China. This can be done by visiting a Chinese consulate in person or through a visa services courier. The Office of International Programs will help with the process.

Lodging/Food

Most students will live in the Student Hostel Culture Village at UIC in a double-occupancy room with a Chinese student. Meal plans are not available, however there are affordable carry-out options on and near campus for approx. 8-50 RMB per meal.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester at UIC runs from early September to early January.  The spring semester is from mid-February to early June.  Students can attend either semester, or the full academic year.  

Applications for the fall 2023, spring, 2024, or the 2023-24 academic year abroad are due November 7, 2022.

There is a second application deadline on February 1, 2023 for spring 2024 programs.