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Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies
Admission Information

Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies - Admission Information

Admission Information

Requirements

  • 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 education institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree; and
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement (please refer to the link http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/EntryRequirements for details)

 

  • Applicants are required to submit a Personal Statement in Chinese.
  • Non-local & non-Chinese speaking applicants should have majored or taken courses in Chinese Language, Chinese Literature or related fields.
  • If deemed necessary, the programme may invite applicants to attend an interview.

 

Study Mode

Full-time: 1 year normative study period (2 terms for 1 year; maximum study period : 6 terms)

Part-time: 2 years normative study period (4 terms for 2 years; maximum study period : 8 terms)

Students need to take 24 credits (8 subjects)

 

There are approximately 12-14 weeks in each semester. The lessons will be held mainly at night in weekdays and on Saturday. The medium of instruction will be mostly in Putonghua, to be supplemented with English and/or Cantonese.

 

Admission Method

Internet submission of admission materials via website: https://www.gradsch.cuhk.edu.hk/onlineapp/faculty_list.aspx

 

After submitting an online application, applicants upload the following documents to the Graduate School (https://www.gradsch.cuhk.edu.hk/onlineapp/faculty_list.aspx):

  1. Copies of transcripts (with grading scheme)
  2. Copies of degree certificates
  3. Copies of Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate issued by the CHESICC*
  4. Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate School’s English Language Proficiency Requirement
  5. Copies of identity card or passport
  6. Personal Statement (in Chinese)

 

*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) together with other supporting documents. Please refer to the official website of the CHESICC on the sample of the Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate at https://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgys.jsp.

 

The following official documents should be sent directly by the University, the English examination Orgranization and the referres to the General Office of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies before the application deadline. (Address: Rm 301, Leung Kau Kui Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T. HK)

Please write the application number, the name of programme applied and name of applicant on the envelope.  

  1. Official Transcripts from the University attended by applicants*
  2. Original copy of English proficiency proof* (if needed)
  3. Confidential Recommendations from Two referees respectively (in ssealed envelopes) *

 

Tutition Fee (2021-22)

Full-time : HKD$113,000 (1 year, 2 installments for full-time students)

Part-time : HKD$56,500 (2 years, 4 installments for part-time students)

Additional tuition fee (HKD$14,127) will be charged for each course taken after the normative study period.

 

Scholarship

1. The “Scholarship for Buddhist Monastics, Master of Arts Programme in Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong”

     Sponsored by: 

GS Charity Foundation Limited

Mr. LAM Yiu Ming 

Plaza Premium Group

Texan International Limited

The “Scholarship for Buddhist Monastics, Master of Arts Programme in Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong” welcomes applications from Monks or Nuns who are studying the MA programme in Buddhist Studies.

2. The “Scholarship for General Students, Master of Arts Programme in Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong”

     Sponsored by:

江蘇省無錫中育科教技術有限公司

The “Scholarship for Students, Master of Arts Programme in Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong” welcomes applications who are studying the MA      programme in Buddhist Studies.

 

The application form and the required materials should be submitted by 28 February 2021. Applicants will be invited for interviews.

 

3. The teachers' employment is supported and partialy sonposored by  William W. L. Fan & Co. Solicitors.

 

Application Deadline

28 February 2021

 

Enquiries

Graduate Division of Religious Studies / Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Miss Ivy Wong

Tel: (852) 3943-1352

E-Mail: ivywong@cuhk.edu.hk

Website: http://www.crs.cuhk.edu.hk/mabs

 

Graduate School Office

Tel. No. of General Enquiry: (852)3943-8976 or (852)3943-8977