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Application Procedures
  • Applications must be made online. Please visit the website of the Graduate School of The Chinese University of Hong Kong ( for details.
  • The application fee for admission is HKD300.
  • Starting from the 2020-21 intake, scanned copies of the latest official academic transcripts with official chop from the Registry or Office responsible for handling student records is accepted for issuing the admission offers. However, documents printed from the system or any other documents without a proper letterhead and an official chop will not be accepted. Besides, there should be explanatory notes printed / attached to the transcript indicating the grading scheme of the University.
  • Applicants should upload the following documents to Online Application System (
    • Official transcripts of all tertiary level studies;
    • Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications;
    • Score reports/certificates showing you have fulfilled the English Language Proficiency Requirement;
    • Confidential recommendations from 2 referees;
    • Receipt of application fee (not necessary for credit card payment through online application system);
    • Copy of identity card or passport;
    • A statement of purpose of 500-600 words in English
  • Admitted students are required to submit original copies of those official documents for verification by the conditions fulfillment deadline. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to register and commence studies at the University. Official transcripts should be sent directly to relevant unit stated in Admission Notification in a sealed envelope from the issuing university.  Some universities may only issue electronic official transcripts to other institutions. In that event, official electronic transcripts should be sent to relevant unit directly from the issuing university.
  • Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration may be required to provide assessment report from the Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation (HKCAA) on the level of qualification obtained.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed.
  • Successful applicants will receive our notification by phone/email and offer letters by mail from our Graduate School.
  • There may be several rounds of selection and the process may span over several months (normally from February to June). Applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful if they do not hear from us by August.