The B.A. in Music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong provides training in the study of music both as a humanistic discipline and as a profession. Our well-balanced curriculum places equal emphasis on music making and academic studies, with courses that explore Western, Chinese and world musical traditions, and that foster the development of musicianship, creativity, and critical thinking.

Music students at CUHK come in many types. Some are highly gifted performers while others are more interested in composing, teaching, or the scholarly study of music. What they share is a curiosity about the world and a deep commitment to the study of music. In the Department of Music, we aim to cultivate each student’s interests and potential.

Through an admissions process that includes an entrance test, audition, and interview, we endeavour to select students who have the interests, skills, and aptitude to fully benefit from the rich educational experience we offer. 

We encourage applicants to explore our website to discover outreach opportunities and to learn more about our programme, facilities, and the numerous scholarships and awards available to Music students. 

Please click HERE for appplication procedures and guidelines.

Significant dates for JUPAS applicants:
  • 6 May 2024 - Deadline for submitting audition video and supporting documents
  • 21 May 2024 - Written entrance test
  • 3 - 6 June 2024 - On-campus interview


Significant dates for Non-JUPAS (international and local Year 1) applicants:

  • 4 January 2024 - Regular Round application deadline
  • 19 January 2024 - Deadline for submitting audition video and supporting documents
  • 6 Feb 2024 - Interview (selected applicants only)
  • 21 May 2024 - Written entrance test (selected applicants only)


Significant dates for Non-JUPAS (senior year entrance) applicants:

  • 20 February 2024 - Regular Round application deadline
  • 6 March 2024 - Deadline for submitting audition video and supporting documents
  • Late March/ early April - interivew (exact dates TBA)

The international teaching team of the Music Department comprises scholars and composers with strong track records in research publications and concert presentations, as well as a deep commitment to teaching. Through studying with our prestigious teachers, students can advance their musical creativity and knowledge in specialised areas.

Training in performance is offered by Hong Kong's leading professional musicians, including members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.



The Chung Chi Choir, Chung Chi Orchestra and Chung Chi Wind Orchestra hold concerts on a regular basis. In addition, the Department organizes numerous research colloquia, workshops, masterclasses and concerts by renowned scholars, performers and composers from both Hong Kong and overseas, and hosts Ensemble-in-Residence programme every year.


Our Graduates

Over half of our recent graduates have gone on to further studies, with about 70% of these students pursuing higher degrees overseas. Graduates who loin the work force after completion of the B.A. have taken up careers in teaching, arts administration, and broadcasting.

(JUPAS Code: JS4082)

Entrance requirements
  1. Academic Qualifications
    Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics (compulsory part) and Citizenship and Social Development (Attained) in the HKDSE examinations are required. Level 3 in two elective subjects (Music is preferred).
  2. Music Qualifications
    As a reference, students should have attained a level of proficiency in their main instrument/voice at or above Grade 8 (ABRSM/Trinity College London/equivalent)
  3. Supplementary information
    JUPAS applicants are strongly advised to state their academic interest and musical experience in the “Additional Information” of their JUPAS application. Student should, if possible, provide letters of recommendation from music teachers/ music professionals.
Please refer to the CUHK's admission website
Year 1 Admission
Local applicants who are not using the results of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) for applications will be considered on a case by case basis. For details on the admission requirements and procedure, please refer to this Non-JUPAS Admission website.
Deadline for Regular Round: 4 January 2024
Deadline for Extended Round: 31 May 2024

Senior Year Admission

This programme aims to provide academic training to local students who wish to get a Bachelor's degree after obtaining an associate degree or higher diploma in Music, and is intended for those interested in the academic studies of music.

Study period: 2 years
Unit requirement: 69 units
Regular deadline: 20 Febuary 2024
Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if they

  1. have successfully completed a local course of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma, and
  2. have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in English and Chinese languages.
  • Final year student will also be considered
  • Applicants with overseas associate degree/ higher diploma qualifications cannot be admitted under this scheme.

Further details can be found on CUHK's admission website.


International students and mainland students
Please refer to the relevant section in the CUHK's admission website: