• Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Science, or Engineering;

  • Completed a course of study in a tertiary education institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honor degree.
  • All applicants must fulfill the general qualifications for admission and the English Language Proficiency Requirement prescribed by the Graduate School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Online Application

Please click here for online application. Note that the MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics will be migrated to the Division of Biomedical Sciences under the Faculty of Medicine with effect from the academic year 2019-20.

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.

Application normally starts in mid-Sept and ends in May every academic year. Applications wil be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are strongly encourage.

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 Division of Genomics and Bioinformatics.
  • 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.