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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 (normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B") or equivalent in recognized tertiary institutions and fulfil the general qualifications required for admission to the Graduate School (for details, please visit;
  2. Applicants must submit a written statement (400-600 words on 1 page A4 size), the written statement must answer TWO questions. 
    The first question is required: (1) How would studying in our program further your career plans?
    In addition, for the second question, applicants must choose to answer ONE of the following questions:
    (2) What ONE critical, cultural, or media theory encapsulates your understanding of Cultural Studies? Why?
    (3) Choose ONE film, television, literary, or visual text, and conduct a basic cultural analysis.
    (4) Which ONE course in our list of offerings would be your top priority for enrollment? Why?

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to the ‘What is Intercultural Studies?’ link on our webpage.
  3. MAICS is committed to creating a diverse and pluralistic learning environment. Ethnic, religious, and gender minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you belong to an underrepresented group, feel free to mention this in your written statement.

Procedures and Preparation

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since admission is competitive and applications are processed on a rolling basis.


Applicants should upload supporting documents via the Online System for Postgraduate Applicants at by selecting either one category for Division’s consideration.


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. (Please mark "MA in ICS Application" with your name and application number on the envelope)


  1. Full official transcript (with grading scheme) of  all tertiary level studies ( If your transcript does not indicate the grading scheme(積分說明), please send the grading scheme which MUST indicate your grade, such as 90-100 A grade, 80-90 B grade, 70-80 C grade with Registrar’s chop (教務處 & 教務處印章) etc, to us via post to our progamme immediately;
  2. Copies of all tertiary certificates of academic/professional qualifications (e.g. 學士學位證書及畢業證書);
  3. Proof of English language proficiency;
  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. Copies of identity card or passport; and
  7. CV & 2 questions; 
  8. Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate issued by the CHESICC**
    **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
  9. 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.


Application Deadline (2023-24)

28 February 2023

Tuition Fee

1 year full-time: HKD$128,000 per annum (subject to review)
2 years part-time: HKD$64,000 per annum (subject to review)

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.