General Admissions Requirements Applicant should have:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or

  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally 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 an honours degree.

English Language Requirements for Admission

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

  • obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong1 or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

  • achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

    • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);

    • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;

    • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

  • obtained a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:

    • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (AS Level);

    • Hong Kong Higher Level Examination;

    • CUHK Matriculation Examination;

    • General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) Advanced Level (A-Level)/Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-Level); or

  • achieved Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; or

  • obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

  1. This is based on the understanding that English is the medium of instruction of degree programmes offered by universities in Hong Kong. Moreover, graduates from universities in Hong Kong should have fulfilled the English language requirements of the institution concerned when they were admitted to the degree programmes. The CUHK Graduate School may request applicants to provide additional supporting documents to prove their English proficiency.

  2. TOEFL and IELTS are considered valid for two years from the test date. GMAT is considered valid for five years from the test date.

  3. The above information is subject to the CUHK Graduate School, please refer to the Graduate School website for more details.


Applicants can submit applications via the Internet through CUHK Graduate School

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Application Deadline
End of April each year

Tuition Fee


Application Fee
Tuition fee will be collected in two installments per year.
The final tuition fee needs to be approved by the university.


Admission Requirements

Outstanding applicants admitted to the programme will be considered for the MScGIS Admission Scholarship.

Amount of the Scholarship
The maximum amount of the scholarship shall be HK$10,000 per student per academic year. Up to 5 candidates will be considered for the scholarships each year.

The scholarship shall be awarded to a student who

  • is a full-time student registered for our programme, and

  • graduates from a good university with high GPA (first class honor or equivalent), and

  • has good English proficiency

Students with experience in large-scale projects or regional, national and international competitions in Geoinformation Science or relevant areas will be advantageous.