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Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Admission Information

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies - Admission Information

Admission Information


  1. Applicants should obtain a bachelor degree or equivalent in recognized tertiary institutions and fulfil the general qualifications required for admission to the Graduate School (for details, please visit;
  2. Applicants should submit a written statement explaining the purpose of their application, and their motivation;
  3. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the admission process;
  4. Past academic record, work experience, references and language abilities will be considered in the admission decision.



Application Method


Procedures for Online Application

Step 1:  Successful submission of your application via the Application for Admission to Postgraduate Programmes.


Step 2:  You will receive an email and see a “Receipt of Application” including your Application No. Print it for your future reference. If you see error message(s), please enter the required information according to the instructions


Step 3:  You may go to the Application for Admission to Postgraduate Programmes to perform the following actions:


-       Pay application fee in the section “View Application” if you have not settled it during the submission of online application;

-       Amend application information in the section “Amend Application”;

-       Download forms in the section “Download Forms”;

-       Submit Confidential Recommendations (2 copies)


Via system: Submit 2 referees’ information in the section “My referee(s)” after settling the application fee and you can check the referees’ submission status in the same section. Your referee will then receive an invitation email to login the Online Confidential Recommendation System to complete the Confidential Recommendation/ Referee’s Report.


By hardcopy: Print Confidential Recommendation Form (2 copies) in the section “Download Forms”


Step 4: Upload supporting documents in the section “Upload Supporting Documents”

Required Supporting Documents


Step 5: You must submit the following supporting documents to our general office in order to complete your application. (Room 301, Leung Kau Kui Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong) by the application deadline.


  1. Official transcripts of all tertiary level studies*;
  2. Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications;
  3. Score reports/certificates showing you have fulfilled the English language proficiency requirement for admission to the Graduate School;
  4. Confidential recommendations from two referees respectively*;
  5. Assessment report from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained for degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration.
  6. Application fee receipt (not necessary for credit card payment through online application system);
  7. Copies of identity card or passport; and
  8. Personal Statement; 
  9. Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate issued by the CHESICC**
  10. The University may require applicants to submit additional information or documentary proof if deemed necessary.


* Official transcripts and confidential recommendations must reach respective Graduate Divisions directly from the University and referees, or in sealed envelopes and sent by the applicant with other supporting documents to our department.

**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


Step 6: You must upload softcopies via the Application for Admission to Postgraduate Programmes (in the section of “Upload Supporting Documents”) before sending out the copies to our department for initial reference. Please always quote the Application no. in your future correspondences.


Application Deadline

28 February 2019


Tuition Fee


2 installments for full-time students

4 installments for part-time students

Additional tuition fee will be charged for each course taken after the normative study period.


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