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.

Established with a generous donation from the Shaw Foundation (Hong Kong) Limited, Shaw College is the first college of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. Since its founding in 2016, Shaw College has strived to build a “community of scholars” dedicated to intellectual inquiry, integrity and social responsibility.  Students and teachers from different background live and learn together, sharing the joys of knowledge discovery with each other. Through communal experiences, the College provides an open platform for the whole-person care and education of our students, helping them hone their abilities, broaden their horizons and cultivate their values, so they may succeed in their chosen career paths, and contribute to the betterment of the community, the nation and 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.

The University established and named its third college as Muse College in 2016, in recognition of the contribution of Horoy Holdings Limited, Mr. Lai Hoi Man and his wife Ms. Chan See Ting. Muse College aims to establish an inclusive and friendly community in which members mutually respect and trust each other, and to promote whole-person education with equal emphasis on knowledge, skills and value. The college is committed to nurturing and cultivating students into global citizens with noble characters and superior ability who are learned and talented and care for society through whole-person education programs and activities.

As the fourth college of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Harmonia College was officially founded on 29 March 2018 with the generous donation of Mr. YANG Xiangbo.