In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree preferably with a major in Medicine, Science, or Engineering.


Online Application

Please click here for online application. Application fee is HK$300. Note that the MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics has been migrated to the Division of Biomedical Sciences under the Faculty of Medicine with effect from the academic year 2018-19.

You may wish to know the following information from the Graduate School Admission Site.

Please note that both non-local and local applications are treated equally. For the application result of the taught programmes, please click here.


Because of limited admission quotas, early applications are strongly recommended. Application normally starts in mid-September. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places are filled (approximately in February or March). In general, there are around 30-40 newly-admitted students annually.

The Graduate School has prepared a set of frequently-asked questions regarding admission matters. Please click here for more information.

Visa Application (For non-local applicants)

The Graduate School has set a list of FAQ for visas for non-local students. For details, please click here.

According to the Hong Kong Immigration Department (IMMD), non-local part-time students are required to apply for student visas unless they are holding either working visas or dependent visas during the study period. However, non-local full-time students must obtain a student visa before arrival. There are differences between part-time student visas and full-time student visas. From the past experience, part-time students were allowed to enter Hong Kong with multiple entries (e.g. 50-75 times) and 24 hours per entry. The application will be processed through the Graduate School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Please refer to the Graduate School's website for visa and related matters for non-local students.

It takes around 6-8 WEEKS for IMMD to issue a student visa. Processing of visa application will take even longer at the peak travel season. Students are responsible to prepare and provide the required documents for student visa application. Issuance of student visa is subject to the Hong Kong Immigration Department's decision. Should you need further information from IMMD, please click the following links.

The Division will assist students in applying for student visas.

  • Students submit visa application with supporting documents in one package to the Graduate School directly. Alternatively, students can send the documents to the MSc Programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics, Division of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Once the Graduate School receives the package from the Division, students can check the progress of visa application via this link
  • Students receive the visa label from the Graduate School. Before arrival, students with a PRC (People's Republic of China) passport / identity card are also required to apply for "Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau" and relevant exit endorsement from the Public Security Bureau Office where your household registrations are kept.
  • Students enter Hong Kong with passport and student visa label.
  • For the latest entry arrangements for students from different countries who are approved to take up their studies in Hong Kong, please click here for more information from the Immigration Department of HKSAR.
  • For boarding and quarantine arrangements for persons arriving at Hong Kong, please click here for more information.