Registration

Important Information

Before commencing your study at CUHK, please read the following important information.

Important notes
Applicants who have applied to join more than one programme
Applicants who have applied to join more than one programme

If more than one programme recommends admitting the same applicant in one round, he/she will be informed in writing and asked to choose their preference. If only one programme recommends admitting the applicant, he/she will receive one offer without the option mentioned. He/She may choose to decline the offer and wait for results of later admission rounds of the other programme. However, this decision is irrevocable, as this place will be offered to another applicant. Most programmes make offers in earlier rounds and will only continue to make offers if places are left. If you wish to inquire about your other application(s), please contact the relevant Division.

Postgraduate Studentship (PGS)/Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (if applicable)
Postgraduate Studentship (PGS)/Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (if applicable)

Your PGS award/fellowship will only take effect from the Admission Date AND after your registration is completed, i.e. after the payment of the admission deposit and fulfilment of the admission condition(s). If you complete your registration after the Admission Date, PGS award/fellowship will be payable counting from your registration date. 

Changes of contact information (if applicable)
Changes of contact information (if applicable)

If you have already settled the admission deposit and performed online registration, please update your contact information at MyCUHK.

Concurrent registration
Concurrent registration

According to Clause 3.4 of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies: “A student shall not be registered simultaneously for another programme of studies leading to the award of a degree, diploma or certificate at this University or at any other tertiary institution unless an application has been submitted in advance to the Graduate Division concerned, endorsed by the Faculty concerned and approved by the Graduate Council. A student in breach of this regulation shall be required to discontinue studies at this University.”

Applications for concurrent registration must be submitted before registration with CUHK. You can download the application form from the Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes. Your registration will only be accepted if either your concurrent registration is approved or you have withdrawn from the other programme.

Taking up full-time employment
Taking up full-time employment

According to Clause 3.5 of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies: “A student registered for a full-time programme of studies shall not take up any full-time employment, paid or unpaid, during term time except with prior permission of the Graduate Council. Recipient of a Postgraduate Studentship shall not take up full-time or part-time employment, except with prior permission of the Graduate Council.”

Students of full-time programmes who wish to take up full-time employment (or full-time/part-time employment for PGS holders) should seek approval from the Graduate Division and Graduate Council by submitting a written application to the Head of the Graduate Division concerned before taking up the employment.

CU Link (Student ID Card)
CU Link (Student ID Card)

If you have completed the online registration and fulfilled all admission condition(s), you may collect your CU Link from the CU Link Card Centre, on or after your admission date. Non-local full-time students need to submit a copy of the Hong Kong Identity Card or "Acknowledgement of Application for a Hong Kong Identity Card" before collecting your CU Link.

Academic matters
Term dates
Term dates

The term dates and the teaching timetable of the next academic year will be uploaded to the Graduate School Homepage in late July/early August. For initial reference, you may visit the following website to check the information for the current academic year:

Living in Hong Kong
Student visa/entry permit (for non-local students only)
Student visa/entry permit (for non-local students only)

Students who do not have a right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong must obtain a valid visa/entry permit to study at CUHK. Please be reminded to submit your student visa application within 3 weeks after the admission offer issuance date.

Hong Kong Identity Card (for non-local students only)
Hong Kong Identity Card (for non-local students only)

Upon arrival at Hong Kong, you are required to apply for a Hong Kong Identity (HKID) card at the Immigration Department of Hong Kong. You are required to submit a copy of your HKID card to the Graduate School within 1 month from your registration date in order to complete your student record.

Accommodation
Accommodation

Students taking full-time research programmes or full-time UGC-funded taught programmes may apply for a hostel place. Please submit your application to the Postgraduate Halls before the stipulated deadline.

Other students may visit Off-campus Housing Information Service of the Office of Student Affairs for information related to rental accommodation outside the CUHK campus.

Cost of living in Hong Kong
Cost of living in Hong Kong

In addition to the tuition fee for your study at CUHK, you also have to prepare your budget for other expenses related to your daily living in Hong Kong.

Health and emergency
Health and emergency

To obtain updates on CUHK’s health policies in relation to infectious diseases, you are advised to visit the website on Health Promotion and Protection regularly. Non-local students may be required to take precautionary measures prior to their arrival at Hong Kong.

You may make use of medical services provided by the University Health Service (UHS). UHS provides on-campus medical, dental and health promotion services to full-time students. Appointments can be made via telephone, internet or in person.

In case of emergency, members of CUHK should seek prompt treatment at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Prince of Wales Hospital in Shatin or any Hospital Authority hospital. To call an ambulance, please dial 999.

Preparing for the new academic year
Please visit Preparation for New Academic Year for other useful information.

 

Please refer to FAQs for more information.