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General Qualifications for Admission

Applicants should fulfil the following requirements for admission:

Doctoral Degree Programmes
  1. hold the following degree or academic qualifications:
    • a Master’s degree from a recognised university; or
    • a Bachelor’s degree, normally with Second Class Honours in the upper division or above, and have been registered in a course of study for a Master’s degree at this University for at least one year and have demonstrated research ability; or
    • have been registered in a course of study for a doctoral degree at a recognised university for at least one year, and have been approved for admission by the Graduate Council.
  2. hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or equivalent education qualifications, and/or have relevant experience as deemed acceptable;
  3. provide proof of her/his research capability in the form of past publications, Master’s thesis, and/or strong support from academic references;
  4. perform satisfactorily in an interview conducted by the Graduate Division of Education;
  5. pass a written entrance examination conducted by the Graduate Division of Education, if necessary; and
  6. fulfil the “English Language Requirements for Admission” as stipulated by the Graduate School: https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/admissions/requirements
Master’s Degree Programmes (except for MA in Professional Educational Psychology)
  1. hold the following degree or academic qualifications:
    • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
    • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than ‘B’; or
    • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree
  2. pass an entrance examination or interview conducted by the Graduate Division of Education; and
  3. fulfil the “English Language Requirements for Admission” as stipulated by the Graduate School: https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/admissions/requirements
MA in Professional Educational Psychology*
  1. hold the following degree or academic qualifications:
    • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, normally with honours not lower than Second Class or achieving an average grade of not lower than “B”; AND
    • be eligible for Graduate Membership of The Hong Kong Psychological Society;
    • possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or with relevant working experience in educational or related settings are preferred;
  2. pass a written test AND an interview conducted by the Graduate Division of Education; and
  3. fulfil the “English Language Requirements for Admission” as stipulated by the Graduate School: https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/admissions/requirements

Some programmes may stipulate additional requirements for admission. For more information on the programme-specific admissions requirements, please refer to the individual programme pages

*Suspend admission for 2022-23 intake