Admission requirement & application schedule for applying to CUHK MPH/ PgD in Public Health

For a Master's Programme, the applicant shall have:

  • 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.

For a Postgraduate Diploma Programme, the applicant shall have:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree.

To fulfill the University's minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes applicants should have:


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

b.   achieved scores in the following English Language tests   as indicated:

i.    TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);

ii.   IELTS (Academic): 6.5;

iii.  GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

c.   obtained a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:

i.    Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (AS Level);

ii.   Hong Kong Higher Level Examination;

iii.  CUHK Matriculation Examination;

iv.  General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) Advanced Level (A-Level)/Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-Level); or

d.   achieved Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; or

e.   obtained a recognized professional qualification, provide that the examination was conducted in English.



  • This is based on the understanding that English is the medium of instruction degree programmes offered by universities in Hong Kong. Moreover, graduates from universities in Hong Kong should have fulfilled the English language requirements of the institution concerned when they were admitted to the degree programmes. The CUHK Graduate School may request applicants to provide additional supporting documents to prove their English proficiency.

  • TOEFL and IELTS are considered valid for two years from the test date. GMAT is considered valid for five years from the test date.

Those who expect to obtain a Bachelor's degree in the current academic year may also apply for admission.

Applications with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration may be required to provide assessment reports from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the Level of qualification obtained.​



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