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Admission Requirements

All applicants shall have:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a bachelor’s degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class or achieving an average grade of not lower than “B”; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • fulfill the “English Language Requirement for Admission” * prescribed by the Graduate School before they are admitted.
    *Please refer to Graduate School website at:

*Knowledge of Japanese Language is not required.

Application Procedure

All required supporting documents should be submitted to the Department of Japanese Studies before the application deadline.

The required supporting documents include:

  • Submit Online Application Form
  • Official transcripts and grading schemes of all tertiary level studies attended by applicants*;
    (Applicants holding CUHK qualification(s) may submit photocopies of their CUHK transcripts via RES. Unofficial copy downloaded from CUSIS will not be accepted.)
  • Copies of degree certificates;
  • Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide an Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表) issued by the CHESICC(學信網).
  • Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate School’s English Language Proficiency Requirement#;
  • Applicants are required to invite TWO referees to complete the Confidential Recommendations Report. After you have successfully submitted the application, you can input information of the TWO referees through the Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes.
  • Photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card or other identity document;
  • Assessment report from the HKCAAVQ, if necessary; and

* Official Transcripts must reach the Department of Japanese Studies sent DIRECTLY from the University.

Note:# For TOFEL / IELTS, only the original valid official score report sent directly from the respective test organization will be accepted. Original examinee’s score report will not be accepted.

Successful applications will be recommended to Graduate School for admission. Applicants may login to the Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes from November 2021 to August 2022 to view the application result, accept/decline admission offer and other registration procedures.

Please refer to the General Requirements and Documents Required of the Graduate School for further details.

Application Deadlines

2023-24 Admission Online Application Deadlines: 

Priority Round: 1 December 2022

Final Round: 31 March 2023

Extended Application Deadline: 23 April 2023

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.

Applications submitted after 23 April 2023 may be considered, subject to availability of places.

Tuition Fee

HK$121,000 for the whole programme within normative study period (Subject to review)

Admission Brochure

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