Worldwide Recognition

in the World1 


in Asia2


in Hong Kong3 

Worldwide Recognition

Top 50 in the World by Subject4

Accounting & Finance


Arts & Humanities

Communication & Media Studies Education Geography
Linguistics Medicine Modern Languages
Nursing Psychology Sociology
Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies    


1 QS World University Rankings 2024

Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2023

2024–2025 Best Global Universities in Asia, US News & World Report

4 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

About CUHK
About CUHK

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together the East and the West.  CUHK hails excellence in its intellectual pursuits and enviable research reputation.  We aim to cultivate higher degree graduates to serve the increasingly sophisticated needs of the society and to make contributions to the pool of human knowledge through the highest quality research.


The CUHK Graduate School was established in 1966. Our current enrolment of postgraduate students is over 13,000 and includes non-local students coming from over 50 different countries/regions from all over the world. In the 2023-24 academic year, the Graduate School offers through 60 Graduate Divisions over 220 programmes leading to higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and certificates.

Research Excellence
Research Excellence
  • Our faculty members include Nobel Laureates and winners of many other international research excellence awards.
  • CUHK has identified 4 strategic research areas: China: Tradition and Modernity, Innovative Biomedicine, Information and Automation Technology, Environment and Sustainability.
  • CUHK researchers lead 11 Areas of Excellence projects under the University Grants Committee's preferential funding.
  • CUHK research projects receive strong financial and facilities support from an array of state key laboratories and research institutes.
  • More on our Research and Impact.
Wide Range of Study Choices
Wide Range of Study Choices
  • 8 Faculties offer over 220 postgraduate programmes covering arts, business administration, education, engineering, law, medicine, science and social science.
  • A wide array of postgraduate programmes leading to DMus, DNurs, DBA, DSSc, EdD, PhD, PsyD, JD, LLM, MA, MAcc, MArch, MBA, MChiMed, MClinPharm, MDiv, MEd, MFA, MMus, MNSc, MNurs, MPAcc, MPH, MPhil, MSc, MSSc and MSW degrees is available, along with postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates.
Globally Connected
Globally Connected
  • Equal emphasis is placed on both Eastern and Western cultures.
  • Our postgraduate students are coming from over 50 countries/regions around the world.
  • CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) which promotes international collaboration in research and graduate education.
  • CUHK is active in over 460 global partnerships in 40 countries/regions.
  • More on our Global Initiatives and Research.
Lively and Caring
Lively and Caring
  • Our beautiful 138.4-hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour is the largest in Hong Kong.
  • Our campus is dynamic and full of cultural and sport events throughout the year.
  • Postgraduate Halls offer 1,600+ hostel places for postgraduate students taking full-time research programmes or full-time UGC-funded taught programmes at a very affordable rate.
  • From a one-stop student IT portal, libraries, learning enhancement programmes, health care to career planning and many other services, CUHK provides full academic and personal support on campus. 
  • More on the CUHK's campus.