1. Submit an Application
Read https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/admissions/how-to-apply, and then submit an online application at https://www.gradsch.cuhk.edu.hk/OnlineApp/login_email.aspx.
Before clicking “Submit” at the System, please ensure all information is complete and accurate. If you have not yet completed filling out the application form, please click “Save” instead of “Submit”. It is because very soon after you click “Submit”, you will be unable to revise your application form via the System as our Admission Panel will freeze your application so as to start processing your application. Amendments can be made, only by contacting us at SociologyMA@cuhk.edu.hk, but would unavoidably delay the time your application is handled.
2. Pay the Application Fee
The application fee for each application is HK$300. The application fee, once paid, is not refundable. You can pay by credit card or bank draft / cheque.
3. Upload all supporting documents (see “Application Document” for details) on the “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes“.
After having submitted the application via the Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes, applicants are required to upload scanned copies of the following supporting documents to the Online Application System by the deadline.
Official transcript (with grading scheme) and original English test report are required to submit after receiving the official admission notification.
For final year students, academic results shall be as of the final term in the last academic year. Marks/ grades of the current academic year are not required. For graduates, a full transcript with grades/ marks of all courses attended shall be included.
Copies of “Student Copy Transcript” issued by CUHK are accepted. To apply for a “Student Copy Transcript”, please visit here for undergraduate qualification or here for postgraduate qualification.
Academic reports generated from CUSIS are not accepted.
A copy of the latest official transcript of the Bachelor studies with official chops issued by the Registry/ Academic Secretary (教務處/ 檔案館/ 學生成績專用章) of your university should be uploaded to the “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes”.
Students graduated from Master Degree / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programmes shall also upload a copy of the official transcript of their studies in respective programme.
Students who have participated in exchange programme of long duration which constitutes part of your studies should also upload a copy of the transcript of the exchange studies issued by the host university.
An accepted Grading Scheme indicating the marks/ GPA for achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” should be submitted in the “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes”.
Grading Scheme is a document that states the marks for each grade (e.g. Grade A is for marks ranged from 90 to 100, Grade A- is from 85 to 89) or grade point conversion (e.g. Grade A carries a converted point of 4.00 and Grade A- is 3.70). Grading Scheme is usually shown at the bottom/back of the transcript, stated at Student Handbooks or posted at your institutions’ websites where you check your academic results.
If the Grading Scheme is not shown at the transcript that applicants will provide, applicants shall provide a copy of the document which shows the Grading Scheme:
If the Grading Scheme is obtained from a website that is accessible without logging in any system, please state the URL of the website.
If the Grading Scheme is obtained from a website that logging in a system is needed, please print screen the Grading Scheme and copy it to a Word file.
If your University does not have a Grading Scheme, you shall seek assistance from your Registry (教務處/ 檔案館) (i.e. not your Department) to issue a letter confirming that no Grading Scheme is adopted by your University.
All applicants should submit a two-page A4 size Statement of Purpose written in English or Chinese to the “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes“.
In the Statement, you shall state why you are interested in the programme and reasons you find yourself suitable for the programme.
Graduates: Please upload your graduation certificate in the “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes“.
Graduates of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programmes: The graduation certificate of the Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programmes shall also be uploaded.
Final-year students: You need not submit the graduation certificate as it is not yet available.
Applicants could use any of the following methods to submit the Confidential Recommendation:
- submit two referees’ contact information via “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes”. The System will then send emails to your nominated referees inviting them to complete the Confidential Recommendation Form online;
- print out or email “Confidential Recommendation” (downloadable from “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes” for referees’ completion and seek referees’ assistance to seal the recommendation and pass it to you. You can then send the sealed recommendation to the Graduate Division of Sociology by post mail;
- print out or email “Confidential Recommendation” (downloadable from “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes” and seek referees’ assistance to directly send the complete recommendation to the Graduate Division of Sociology by post mail.
- Our postal address is: Room 431, 4/F Sino Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Please make sure you and your referees bear sufficient postage for your mails. Underpaid mail items shall be returned to the Post Office.
The Confidential Recommendation could be written in English, traditional Chinese or simplified Chinese.
Priority Round: 1 November 2023
Final Round: 29 February 2024