The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of History Department of History
Application Procedure

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online at the Graduate School website. All required supporting documents should be submitted to the Office of History Division before the application deadline.

The required supporting documents include:

  1. Submit Online Application Form
  2. Official Transcripts from the University attended by applicants*; (Applicants holding CUHK qualification(s) may submit photocopies of their CUHK transcripts (student copy). However, unofficial copy downloaded from CUSIS will not be accepted.)
  3. Copies of degree certificates;
  4. Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate School's English Language Proficiency Requirement# ;
  5. Confidential Recommendations from Two referees respectively* (It is required to use the standard Confidential Recommendation form which can be downloaded at "Online System for Postgraduate Applicants");
  6. Copies of identity card or passport; and
  7. A written statement explaining the purpose of their application (approximately 1000 words in English or 800 words in Chinese).

* Official Transcripts and Confidential Recommendation must reach the Office of the History Division directly from the University and referees.

# For TOFEL / IELTS, only the original valid official score report sent directly from the respective test organization to the University will be accepted. Original examinee’s score report will not be accepted (TOFEL - The University’s institution code is 0812. IELTS - please fill in the contact information of the Division of History on Question 23 of the IELTS Application Form.)

Candidates may be invited to attend interviews after initial selection.

Successful applications will be recommended to Graduate School for admission. Applicants may login to the Online System for Applications for Admission to Postgraduate Programmes. ( from November 2018 to August 2019 to check the result and perform the registration including accept/decline admission offer.