Worldwide Recognition

in the World1 


in Asia2

Worldwide Recognition

Top 50 in the World by Subject3

Accounting & Finance

Arts & Humanities

Business & Management Studies

Communication & Media Studies Computer Science & Information Systems Economics & Econometrics
Education & Training Geography History
Hospitality & Leisure Management Law & Legal Studies Linguistics
Mathematics Medicine Modern Languages
Nursing Pharmacy & Pharmacology Philosophy
Politics Social Policy & Administration Social Sciences & Management
Sociology Sports-related Subjects Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies


1 QS World University Rankings 2020

2 QS Asia University Rankings 2019

3 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

About CUHK
About CUHK

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together the East and the West.  CUHK hails excellence in its intellectual pursuits and enviable research reputation.  We aim to cultivate higher degree graduates to serve the increasingly sophisticated needs of the society and to make contributions to the pool of human knowledge through the highest quality research.


The CUHK Graduate School was established in 1966. Our current enrolment of postgraduate students exceeds 13,000 and includes non-local students coming from over 50 different countries/regions from all over the world. In the 2018-19 academic year, the Graduate School offers through 55 Graduate Divisions over 220 programmes leading to higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and certificates.

Research Excellence
Research Excellence
  • Our faculty members include Nobel Laureates and winners of many other international research excellence awards.
  • CUHK has identified 4 strategic research areas: China Studies, Translational Biomedicine, Information and Automation Technology, Environment and Sustainability.
  • CUHK researchers lead projects in 9 Areas of Excellence under the University Grants Committee preferential funding.
  • CUHK research projects receive strong financial and facilities support from an array of state key laboratories and research institutes.
  • More on our research and impact.
Wide Range of Study Choices
Wide Range of Study Choices
  • 8 Faculties offer over 220 postgraduate programmes covering arts, business administration, education, engineering, law, medicine, science and social science.
  • A wide array of postgraduate programmes leading to DMus, DNurs, EdD, PhD, PsyD, JD, LLM, MA, MAcc, MArch, MBA, MChiMed, MClinPharm, MDiv, MEd, MFA, MMus, MNSc, MNurs, MPAcc, MPH, MPhil, MSc, MSSc and MSW degrees is available, along with postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates.
Globally Connected
Globally Connected
  • Equal emphasis is placed on both Eastern and Western cultures.
  • Our postgraduate students are coming from over 50 different countries/regions from all over the world.
  • CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) which promotes international collaboration in research and graduate education.
  • CUHK has formal partnerships with over 460 global partnerships in over 38 countries/regions in mainland China and abroad, covering academic collaborations, bilateral student exchanges, collaborative teaching programmes, research collaborations, faculty exchanges, among many other arrangements.
  • More on our global initiative and research.
Lively and Caring
Lively and Caring
  • Our beautiful 137-hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong.
  • Our campus is dynamic and full of cultural and sport events throughout the year.
  • Postgraduate Halls offer hostel places for postgraduate students taking full-time research programmes or full-time UGC-funded taught programmes at a very affordable rate.
  • From a one-stop student IT Portal, libraries, learning enhancement programmes, health care to career planning and many other services, CUHK provides full academic and personal support on campus.