Application Procedures

Applicants are required to make their applications via the Internet ( and quote the “Application No.” when they send the required supporting documents to the Office of Postgraduate Programmes in Education.

Office of Postgraduate Programmes in Education
G7, Ho Tim Building,
Faculty of Education,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Supporting documents required include:

1. Submit Online Application Form (
2. Receipt of Application Fee (not necessary for credit card payment through online application)
3. Official Transcripts from the University attended by the applicants*#
4. Copies of Certificates of academic qualifications
5. Copies of Certificates of professional qualifications
6. Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate’ School’s English Language Proficiency Requirement
7. Confidential Recommendations from two referees respectively**
8. Copies of Identity card or Passport
9. A Paper on “Objectives and Outline of Study” in Chinese or English with the following contents:

  • the applicant’s reasons for choosing this programme;
  • demonstration of a basic understanding of area of study;
  • a description of how the proposed academic pursuits will enhance the applicant’s professional capacity; and
  • future career plans.
* Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration may be required to provide assessment report from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.
# Official Transcripts must reach our office directly from the University, or in sealed envelopes and sent by the applicant with other supporting documents to our office. CUHK graduates/students with a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree are allowed to submit photocopies of Transcripts.
** Confidential recommendations from two referees:

  • Download the “Confidential Recommendation” and send one to each of your referees and request them to return the recommendations to the Graduate Division of Education as soon as possible or not later than two weeks after the application deadline of the programme; or
  • Recommend two referees’ information through the “Online System for Applicants of Postgraduate Programmes”.
ApplicationDeadline (2017 September Intake)

28 February 2017


Commencement of Classes

September 2017



If you wish to submit an application through the internet, click here.
For more details, browse the CUHK Graduate School’s website.