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 https://www.gradsch.cuhk.edu.hk/OnlineApp/login_email.aspx by selecting either one category for Division’s consideration.
Please mail the supporting originals in hardcopies to
MA in Intercultural Studies
Department of Cultural and Religious Studies,
Room 301, Leung Kau Kui Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
(Please remark your name and application number on the envelope.)
Please note that documents once submitted will not be returned and will be disposed if the application is unsuccessful.
* 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.
28 February 2024
1 year full-time: HKD$135,000 per annum (subject to review)
2 years part-time: HKD$67,500 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.
The CUHK-MAICS Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship aims to provide an opportunity for members of underrepresented groups in postgraduate programs in Hong Kong universities to pursue a Taught MA degree in Intercultural Studies.
We are looking for applicants who are leaders or trailblazers in different fields of cultural work and whose race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and nationality are not fully represented in our student body. We also welcome the applications of aspiring scholars who have plans to undertake doctoral research with the potential to make a significant contribution to Cultural Studies and its related fields.
Eligibility for scheme
For our inaugural scheme, priority will be given to applicants who are citizens of ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam), Brazil, India, and South Africa.
Amount of scholarship
Each student will receive a full tuition scholarship
For interested parties, please send an email to Ms. NG (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the application form.
Am I eligible for admission?
Applicants must fulfill the entry requirement of Master’s programme stated on the Graduate School website at https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/:
What is the English Language Proficiency Requirement?
For the Confidential Recommendation Form, should the referees be from the academic field?
The referee can be a teacher, professor or academic advisor who is well acquainted with your current academic performance. Or someone who knows you well, such as a job supervisor, volunteer advisor, etc.
What is the word limit for the personal statement?
There is no actual word limit, around one to two pages of A4 paper, written in English.
When is the application deadline?
The application is open from October to February every year. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged. For the exact date, please refer to the Graduate School website at https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
When will I receive the notification of my application result?
Application results will be posted on the Graduate School website (taught programmes) from January to June every year. Applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful if they do not hear from us thereafter.
(For non-local applicants) How can I apply for a valid visa to study in Hong Kong?
If you are admitted to our programme, we will assist you to apply for entry permit from the Hong Kong Immigration Department and send the permit to you by courier. You are also required to apply for a valid exit permit from your country. For details, please refer to the Graduate School website at https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
(For non-local applicants) Is accommodation provided by the University?
The University does not provide accommodation for postgraduate students of self-financed taught programmes. Students are responsible for their own accommodation.