Chinese University of Hong Kong
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
First degree/qualification: 2-5 year bachelor's degree.
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Upper ranges of class II lower.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 3-4 year bachelor's degree (see description).
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree, degree classification and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1963 to serve the Chinese speaking population. Has four constituent colleges. Considered a good school with rigorous admission standards. Conversion to three year degree program began in 1994 when the same admission requirements as other higher education institutions in Hong Kong were adopted. Current admission requirements: Hong Kong Certificate of Education and Hong Kong Higher Level Examination (12 years of education) or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (13 years of education).
On term system (2 terms/year) with grades reported in units. Degrees awarded in class I, class II upper and lower, class III, or as pass. Degree mentions are determined by grade point average in major courses and results of comprehensive exams, thesis or project. Overall grade point average not the best predictor of final degree classification.
Languages of instruction: Chinese and English.
Master's: 1-2 years after appropriate first degree (minimum of class II honours or grade point average of 3.0/4.0); usually by coursework, exam or thesis.
Ph.D.: 2-7 years by coursework, exam and thesis.
Last updated: Jul 25, 2008