Research Seminar

Seminar Coordinators: Prof. Wenxi JIANG and Prof. Yizhou XIAO


Admission Requirement

Q1: I am a non-accounting graduate. Can I apply the PDPA programme?

 Yes. We offer pre-courses in fundamental accounting concepts, which are optional, for students who have no previous background in accounting or other business knowledge.

Q2: I am currently completing an undergraduate degree. Can I apply the PDPA Programme?

Applicants are eligible to apply to the PDPA as long as they have completed their undergraduate degree before enrolling in the program. If your application is successful, a conditional offer will be made. You will be required to submit a full official transcript and a graduate degree certificate upon admission.

Q3: Does PDPA requires the GMAT?

 Applicants who apply to the PDPA are not required to take the GMAT.

Application Details

Q1: Who should I invite to write the confidential recommendation letters?

Applicants are required to submit two recommendation letters to support their applications.  These letters are usually written by current employers or teachers who can comment generally on your performance, ability, achievement etc. at work or in school.

Q2: Is it compulsory to ask referees to fill out the recommendation letter form provided?

 No. Referees can either use the recommendation letter form which we provided, or they can write the letter by using their own format. As a reminder, confidential recommendations must reach our programme office directly from the referees, or sealed envelopes and sent by the applicant with other supporting documents to our programme office.

Q3: Can I submit a copy of my transcript only?

Photocopy of transcript is not accepted. Applicants need to provide the official transcript from the University attended. Students who are graduated from CUHK can have the exception of submitting the official transcript.

Q4: How can I get an original copy of my official transcript from my college/institution/universities if I am a non-CUHK student?

Most college/institution/universities provide an online application of official transcript. Please check the details with the relevant parties concerned. Or applicants should download the Transcript Submission Covering Sheet from the Graduate school website, and send it to the relevant college/institution/university to apply for an original official transcript. The original transcript will then be posted by the college/institution/university to the PDPA Programme Office directly, or sent by the applicant in a sealed envelope.

Q5: When should I send the official transcript and other supporting documents?

After completing the online application admission, applicants should prepare and submit the official transcript and other supporting documents before the deadline. Otherwise, we could not further review your application.


Details on application procedures please refer to the ‘Admission Procedure’ section.

Non-local Application

Q1: What kind of visa/entry permit do I need for studying in Hong Kong?

All non-local students must obtain a part-time Student Visa or Entry Permit issued by the Director of Immigration for entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education. Please note all non-local part-time students are not allowed to stay in Hong Kong continuously. Details please refer to Successful non-local applicants will be contacted by our Graduate School to apply for a part-time Student Visa when the offer is made.

Q2What documents are required for a student visa/entry permit to Hong Kong?

Details please refer to


Q1: What is the tuition fee?

Tuition fee can be found in the Tuition Fee and Scholarship section.

Q2: Who should take the Fundamental Business Programme?

Students who are intended to take the Qualification Programme (QP) of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), but couldn’t fulfill the foundation business courses after the assessment; then you should take the Fundamental Business Programme to satisfy the competency requirements for admission to the HKICPA QP exam. We will help all the students assess their major and classes that they have taken before, and provide the suggestion to you all of which foundation courses you might need to take. In other words, you are optional to take these foundation courses if you do not intend to take the QP exam.

Q3: Will the schedule of the Fundamental Business Programme clash with that of the PDPA Programme?

No, the schedule of the Fundamental Business programme will not clash with the classes of the PDPA Programme. The timetable will be provided in around July to August every year.

Q4: Where will the classes be held?

Classes on weekends are normally held at the University’s main campus in Shatin. Weekday evening classes are normally held off-campus.

Details on course descriptions and course patterns please refer to the ‘Curriculum’ section.

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