MA Application

MA Programme Information Session

Date: 16 November 2019 (14 December 2020)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Venue: Room 208, Lee Shau Kee Building (李兆基樓) The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Online registration

Since MTR University Station may still be closed, please consider other transportation means. To get to Lee Shau Kee Building, you are advised to get off at Chek Nai Ping (赤泥坪) station, which is close to the University Entrance of CUHK (campus map). Major bus routes include 72, 72A, 73A, 74A and 28K (mini bus). For more information, please see: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/transport_office/Public_Transport.pdf. Kindly plan your trip in advance and allow enough time for transportation.


Application Information

  • For September 2020 admission, the application deadlines are:

1st round: 15 October 2019
2nd round: 15 November 2019
3rd round: 15 December 2019
4th round: 31 January 2020
5th round: 15 March 2020 (New)

Rolling admission will start from November 2019. For additional information, please contact our General Office at (852) 3943-7670 or 3943-7677.

  • Applicants should apply online via Graduate School Online Application (Start date:  2nd September 2019).
  • Tuition Fee: HK$131,500 per annum (full-time); HK$65,750 per annum (part-time)

Applications for admission to M.A. programme should include:

  • Completed online application under web of Graduate School
  • Official transcripts from the University attended by the applicant, with official signature/stamp chop and sealed with official envelope (Please specify ‘Application for MA Programme’ on envelope and send to division by deadline)

(Note: For students with non-CUHK qualifications, photocopies of transcripts will not be accepted; for students with CUHK qualifications, photocopies of transcripts issued by CUHK will be accepted)

  • Two letters of recommendation (via Online or Hardcopy. If Hardcopy, send to division by deadline). Please see Graduate School Application Procedure for details,
  • Original proof of proficiency in English (for students who have graduated from a university that does not use English as a medium of instruction). Please see http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/EntryRequirements for details. The department prefers the TOEFL exam (550 or above, or 213 or above for the computer-based test; 79 or above for the Internet-based test), or IELTS (band 6.5 or above)
    (*TOEFL and IELTS are considered valid for two years from the test date.)
  • Receipt of application fee (Applicable if paid by Bank draft/ Cheque, no need if paid by Credit Card)
  • Copies of certificates and a copy of applicant’s HKID card or other identity document
  • A one-page statement of purpose, describing why the applicant wants to study anthropology at CUHK (FAQ)

All the above documents should send to Division BY DEADLINE:

Division of Anthropology
RM 407 Humanities Bldg., New Asia College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
(please quote your application number and specify ‘Application for MA Programme’ on envelope)



Candidates for admission into the M.A. Programme should meet all Graduate School qualification criteria such as bachelors’ degrees with second degree honors (lower) or better. The programme is intended for intelligent students with university degrees and/or work experience in other areas (nursing, journalism, social work, engineering, finance, teaching or other occupations) eager to learn about anthropology. In unusual cases, students with lower grades may be considered for the programme, but they must offer a justification in their application. Students who do not meet the University’s requirement in English should have a TOEFL score of 550 or above (213 or above for the computer-based test). Past academic performance, work experience, references, motivation and language ability will all be considered in the admission decision.


Application Results
Applications will be considered in four rounds, and we encourage students to apply early:

  • Deadline of 1st round application is 15 October 2019.
  • Deadline of 2nd round application is 15 November 2019.
  • Deadline of 3rd round application is 15 December 2019.
  • Deadline of 4th round application is 31 January 2020.
  • Deadline of 5th round application is 15 March 2020.

Application results will be posted on the homepage of the Graduate School from mid-November 2019 to mid-March 2020. Successful applications, in normal case, will receive the offer letter latest by the end of May. Applicants will not be informed separately if their applications are not successful.

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