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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a flexible, one-year programme taught and examined in English and designed to accommodate a wide range of interests and needs for graduate training in Chinese Studies.

The Programme promotes the interdisciplinary study of China and is designed to enhance your career potential. The career paths chosen by our graduates are diverse. Some go on to MBA, JD, or PhD programmes; others find employment in media, business or finance, or find positions in government or international agencies. Yet others pursue careers in secondary school teaching or work for non-profit organizations. Regardless of your future plans, the Programme aims to provide you with the knowledge of China necessary to reach your career and personal goals.

Graduates of the MA in Chinese Studies Programme will:

  • understand how different disciplines shape and how knowledge is produced in the field of Chinese Studies;
  • have developed good reading, critical thinking, and writing skills in a selected area of scholarly inquiry;
  • have experience in research activities and an understanding of research ethics;
  • look at China from an interdisciplinary perspective and with an imaginative approach as they pursue their own particular curricular and/or career paths.

Which department am I in?

Centre for China Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,22,186) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a 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. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

In order to qualify for admission into the Programme, applicants must:

Have an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university overseas, in mainland China, or Hong Kong, with honours not lower than Second Class or an average grade of not lower than "B"; and

Fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

submitting the original score reports/certificates of one of the following tests:

  • IELTS (Academic Module): overall result of at least 6.5;
  • TOEFL: total score of at least 79 (internet based), 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based);
  • GMAT: score for the component "Verbal" not lower than 21

Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate good English skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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