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Admission

Entrance Requirements

HKDSE Requirements

4 core and 2 elective subjects

Subject

Minimum Requirements

Core Subjects

Chinese Language

Level 3

English Language

Mathematics

Level 2

Liberal Studies

Elective Subjects

Any two NSS subjects

Level 3

 

(For details of the general admission requirements, please visit the website of Office of Admissions & Financial Aid).

Application Channels
  • JUPAS
    • School Principal’s Nominations
  • Non-JUPAS (Local) Admission Scheme
  • Senior Year Admissions of Sub-degree Holders
  • Sports Scholarship Scheme
  • Associate Students

(For details of the application channels, please visit the website of Office of Admissions & Financial Aid).

Admission Grade

History Students Admitted through JUPAS (2019 Entry)

Target Percentile

CHI

ENG

MATH

LS

M1/ M2

Best Elective

2nd Best Elective

3rd Best Elective

Total Reference
Score

Selection Principle

Upper Quartile

5

5

5

4

5

5*

5*

4

27

Best 5

Median

4

5*

5**

4

 

5

4

4

26

Lower Quartile

5*

4

4

5

 

5*

4

4

25

Remark:
Total Reference Score
The Total Reference Score is the total score of the applicant calculated based on the programme selection principle (where level 5** = 7, level 5* = 6, level 5 = 5, level 4 = 4, level 3 = 3, level 2 = 2, level 1 = 1 for Category A subjects. For Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5, Grade B = 4, Grade C = 3, Grade D = 2, Grade E = 1).

Please note that as admission is not based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

(For details of the Admission Grade, please visit the website of Office of Admissions & Financial Aid).

Career Prospects

History training equipped graduates the hard and soft skills that can shape the person’s future. Apart from further studies, there is a lot of job opportunities in all public and private sectors. Some of the career pathways of our History graduates are:

 

Government and Public Organization

Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Antiquities and Monuments Office, Public Records Office

 

Publication

The Chinese University Press, Chung Hwa Book Co. (HK) Ltd., Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd. and Commercial Press (HK) Ltd.

 

Education

Chinese History, World History, General Education

 

Further Studies

  • Mainland or Overseas Postgraduate Studies
  • Research Programme: M.Phil. in History
  • Taught Programme: Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History (Full-time/Part-time)
FAQ

Q1. Is it important to have HIS as my JUPAS Band A choice?

Ans:     All students admitted in the History are from Band A in 2019.

 

Q2. Is there any advantage to be gained from taking Chinese History or/and World History course(s) in HKDSE?

Ans:     No. All subjects are treated on an equal basis in the admission exercise.

 

Q3. Do the institutions know my actual priority of programme choices in the admission exercise?

Ans:     No

 

Q4. Do I have to attend any interview in applying for the History Department?

Ans:     Interview is normally not required for JUPAS applicants.

 

Q5. Will you consider my grades obtained in the GCE, LCC, IB, SAT, or other Non-JUPAS results?

Ans:     Students holding qualifications other than Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) can apply for admission through the Non-JUPAS scheme.

 

Q6. What kind of student is suitable to study history?

Ans:     Students with following attributes are found to be a good history students and having good performance:

  • good analytical skill
  • good command of languages (Chinese and English)
  • global perspective and sensitive to contemporary issues
  • creative and willing to face challenge
  • understanding that study is more than memorizing
Admission Enquiries

Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Address:
Department of History
Room 131, 1/F., Fung King Hey Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. 

Phone:             (852) 3943 7117
Fax:                  (852) 2603 5685
E-mail:             history@cuhk.edu.hk

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:45am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:45am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:45pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

 

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Address:
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Room 1202, Yasumoto International Academic Park,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. 

Phone:             (852) 3943 8947 / (852) 3943 8951
Fax:                  (852) 2603 5184
E-mail:             ugadm@cuhk.edu.hk

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:45am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:45am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:45pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

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