Application Procedures
Applicants are required to make their applications via the Internet ( and quote the "Application No." when they send the required supporting documents to the Office of Postgraduate Programmes in Education.

Office of Postgraduate Programmes in Education
G7, Ho Tim Building,
Faculty of Education,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Supporting documents required include:

1. Submit Online Application Form (
2. Official transcripts and grading scheme of all tertiary level studies with stamp from “Registry”*#
3. Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide an Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表) issued by the CHESICC (學信網)
4. Copies of Certificates of academic qualifications
5. Copies of Certificates of professional qualifications
6. Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate' School's English Language Proficiency Requirement
7. Confidential Recommendations from two referees respectively**
8. Copies of Identity card or Passport
9. Field of Study
Applicants should choose the field of study they wish to apply in the box of "Field of study" box on the application forms, please choose one of the following areas of study:
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Learning Sciences and Technologies
  • Educational Administration and Policy Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Parent Education
  • Sports Science and Physical Education
  • General Stream
  • 10. A Paper on "Objectives and Outline of Study" in Chinese or English with the following contents:
  • the applicant’s reasons for choosing the General Stream or a specialised area of study;
  • demonstration of a basic understanding of the specialised area of study if applying for the Programme with Specialisations;
  • a description of how the proposed academic pursuits will enhance the applicant’s professional capacity; and
  • future career plans.
  • Applicants should hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Education or an equivalent educational qualification and / or have relevant professional experience deemed acceptable.

    * 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 for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.
    # Official Transcripts must reach our office directly from the University, or in sealed envelopes and sent by the applicant with other supporting documents to our office. CUHK graduates/students with a Bachelor's degree or higher degree are allowed to submit photocopies of Transcripts.
    ** Confidential recommendations from two referees:
    1. Download the “Confidential Recommendation” and send one to each of your referees and request them to return the recommendations to the Graduate Division of Education as soon as possible or not later than two weeks after the application deadline of the programme; or
    2. Recommend two referees’ information through the “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes”.

    Application Deadline (2019 September Intake)

    28 February 2019


    Commencement of Classes

    September 2019