Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is HK$150,000 per annum in 2023/24 (subject to approval by the University) . If a student (1) intends to enroll in courses in addition to the 24 units of courses required to complete the degree, or (2) fails a course and must retake it, a supplementary course fee will be applied. In 2022/23, tuition fee per additional course is HK$18,501.

The annual tuition fees are payable by two equal installments. The tuition fee should be settled by the end of September and January for Term 1 and Term 2 respectively, the Finance Office will send notification to students two weeks prior to the payment due date. Admitted students will be required to settle a deposit of HKD$40,000 within two weeks after the issuance of the official admission notification, the deposit will be offset against the first installment of the tuition fee.


Admissions Scholarship

To encourage and assist students of strong academic standing to study the Master of Arts in Chinese Studies, the Programme will award a small number of scholarships each academic year. The value of each scholarship will be equal to 50% of the tuition fee of the given academic year. Please refer to the Regulations for details. Applicant have a strong interest may submit optional additional statement (limited to 300 words in English) together with other application materials for providing additional information to Admission Scholarship Panel.


Merit Scholarship

The Programme will award up to four merit scholarships each academic year as recognition for students with outstanding achievement in the MA in Chinese Studies programme. The scholarship will be awarded based on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CPGA) at the end of each academic year.


Financial Aid


U.S. Federal Student Financial Aid Program

US students attending our Programme can apply for The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan Program) to help pay their educational expenses. The Federal School Code for CUHK is G22074. Students who plan to apply for the Direct Loan Program should contact the Scholarships and Financial Aid Section at or (852) 3943-1716 to discuss their needs. Please click here for application details.

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program

Every year the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) supports Asian students to pursue master degrees in selected universities, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Interested applicants can click here to find more information.