Are there any other relevant websites for further information?
Yes. For more FAQs, please visit: https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/FAQAdmission
Do I need to be a medical doctor before studying MPH?
No. We welcome applicants from a variety of academic disciplines including both medical and non-medical background, from anywhere in the world.
Do I need to come to your office to make the application?
No. We encourage applicants to apply via the Graduate School website (https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/ApplicationforAdmission). You don’t need to send us the hard copy of your certificates. However, you have to upload the electronic/photo copy along with your online application.
Do I need to specify my concentration during application?
Yes. When you submit your application, please also state which of the 5 concentrations you want to study in -
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Environmental / Occupational Health & Infectious Disease[biomedical or science background required]
Population & Global Health
Health Systems, Policy & Management
Health Promotion & Social Behaviour
Can I apply for PhD study after graduating from the MPH Programme?
Yes. However, there is NO articulated MPH-MPhil/PhD study here in CUHK, and the application for either MPhil or PhD study in CUHK are extremely competitive. In the past, we had a few MPH graduates successfully admitted at our PhD Programme. However, we would not provide any guarantee for future application for other studies.
Is there any entry requirement on the English Language Proficiency?
Yes. Applicants shall fulfill any of the below requirements -
• Possess a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:
- Hong Kong Advanced Level Exam. (AS Level);
- Hong Kong Higher Level Exam;
- CUHK Matriculation Exam; or
•Achieve Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; or
•Have a degree from a university in Hong Kong or an English speaking country; or
•Submit one of the following original score reports/certificates for assessment by the programmes concerned:
- TOEFL (normally not lower than 550 Paper-based; 213 computer-based; and 79 internet-based);
- IELTS (Academic) (normally not lower than Band 6.5);
- GMAT (Verbal, normally not lower than 21); or
• Have obtained a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country.
Do I need a VISA for full-time study?
Yes, international students need to apply for Full-Time programme to be eligible for an entry visa to study in Hong Kong. Once you are admitted into the CUHK, the CUHK Graduate School will send you an admission package in which you would find the instructions for visa application.
Is there any entry requirement on the previous academic degree?
Yes. Applicants shall fulfill any of the below three requirements -
• 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.
Do I benefit from the MPH degree?
Yes. From a career point of view, a MPH degree would bring about a distinct advantage and treasure of less competition and more opportunities compared to a MA degree. The MPH benefits students’ future career pathways in multi-disciplinary fields potentially associated with a variety of career opportunities that suit a wide range of skills and personal interests. Especially given the rapid socio-economic development in the Asia Pacific region, there is an increasing awareness of public health both in mainland and overseas. More and more investments and attention from the government sector are being allocated towards public health. It can be foreseen that there is a blooming bright future for students who are engaging in this career line.
Are there any unique characteristics of your MPH Programme?
Yes. The MPH programme follows an internationally well-developed education and training approaches. The curriculum is benchmarked against UK and US professional public health standards. It is well-established and organised around an integrated combination of medicine, science, sociology and all other related disciplines related to health and society. Our MPH programme benefits students in terms of the provision of a comprehensive knowledge on sociology, epidemiology, behavioural science, biostatistics, environmental health, healthcare policy, family medicine and other topics related to health as well as its impact on the entire society.