Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program Welcomes 2015 Entering Class

Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program Welcomes 2015 Entering Class

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University will welcome ten students to the 2015 entering class. These students have already completed two years of their studies at City University of Hong Kong before embarking upon their final two years at Columbia’s School of General Studies. The entering class is composed of international students hailing from China, Hong Kong, and India. They will be studying computer science, economics, mathematics and psychology.

During their time at CityU, the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program students have been actively involved in campus life and student organizations. Many have served as campus ambassadors and student representatives for various academic classes. Others were also actively involved in volunteer service projects, most notably with City Youth Empowerment Project that provides outreach and service around Hong Kong to groups such as children and the elderly.

Several incoming students are also scholarship recipients. Four students have been awarded the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Scholarship. Nine incoming students have received new scholarships donated by Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Ltd. Eight were awarded the Chow Sang Sang Group Entrance Scholarship for CityU-Columbia University Joint Bachelor's Degree Program, and two have received the Chow Sang Sang Group Need-Based Scholarship. Computer science major Rudra Gopinath  is one of the recipients of the Chow Sang Sang Entrance Scholarship. Gopinath is looking forward to his upcoming experience in New York, saying, “I have been longing to study at Columbia University, though CityU has offered me a rich learning experience. It is a valuable opportunity for me.”

These ten incoming students will graduate from the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program in 2017 with two degrees, one from CityU and one from Columbia University.