Full-time MSc in Finance


  1. To join the program, applicants should have

    • A Bachelor's degree with good honors not lower than second class or to achieve an average grade of not lower than "B"
    • Applicant should submit a score report of GMAT* or GRE*. The validity period for GMAT or GRE score results is 5 years from the test date.
      GMAT not lower than 600, verbal not lower than 21.
      GRE not lower than Verbal Reasoning 150, Quantitative Reasoning 152 and Analytical Writing 3.5
    • Satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by,
      • possessing a Bachelor's degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or taken a degree program of which the medium of instruction was English; or
      • submitting TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) report
        TOEFL not lower than 79 internet-based
        IELTS not lower than Band 6.5; or
      • providing alternative evidence of English proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.
  2. *Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service to send their GMAT/GRE scores to CUHK by mail. The GMAT code for this Program is R9H-0W-85 and the GRE institution/department code is R3153/4102.

    For testing appointment and more details on GMAT, please contact GMAT Customer Service (Tel: (1-609) 771-7330) or Test Center in Hong Kong (Tel: (852) 2167-8568) or browse the GMAT website at www.gmac.com or www.mba.com.

  1. Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities through distance learning programs or through the completion of a curriculum of short duration are required to provide an assessment report from the Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.
  2. Concurrent Registration
    The students shall not be registered simultaneously in another course of study or research leading to the award of a degree, diploma or certificate either at The Chinese University of Hong Kong or at any other tertiary institution unless an application has been submitted in advance to the Program concerned, endorsed by the Graduate Division concerned and approved by the Graduate Council. The application form can be downloaded from the 'Application Forms' section on the GS Platform (Students). The students in breach of this regulation shall be required to discontinue studies at the University.


Round Starting Date Closing Date
1 15-Aug-2017 23-Oct-2017
2 24-Oct-2017 15-Jan-2018


Submit an Online Application
Applications should be submitted through the Online Application System.
In the Online Application, applicants can upload “unofficial” copies (a scan or PDF) of all the supporting documents, including:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • HKID/Passport/Hong Kong & Macau Exit-entry Permit (for Mainland applicants)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
  • Graduation Certificate (for Mainland applicants)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Transcript (with grading scheme)
  • Two Reference Letters – Referees should complete and submit recommendation forms through the Online Application System
  • Passport Photo
  • And other documents, such as award certificates, professional certificates, etc.

*If the applicants retake the exams and would like to update the scores after they submit the Online Application, they can email their score reports to mscfin@cuhk.edu.hk. We will update the profiles for them.

Mail the Supporting Documents
Applicants will be required to mail the following official copies to the Program Office (full-time) once they receive the Invitation for Interview.

  • Degree Transcript(s) – sent directly by the institutions the applicants have attended
  • GMAT or GRE report – sent directly by respective testing organization The GMAT code for this Program is R9H-0W-85 and the GRE institution/department code is R3153/4102.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) report. The TOEFL institution code for the program is 0812 (Department Code is 82).

Application Fee
Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$400. Payment of the application fee can be made by:

  • Credit card through Online Application System or
  • Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) of HSBC or Hang Seng Bank (A/C No. : 293-005005-011). ATM payment is only for Hong Kong applicants. The applicants should specify the "application no." at the back of original ATM payment receipt and mail to the Program Office (full-time).

Invitation-only interviews are conducted at the discretion of the Program after the submission of a completed application.

Application Results
Successful applicants will receive the offer letter via email within one month after the end of each round. Applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful if they do not hear from us thereafter. Email or telephone enquiries about application results will not be entertained.

Visa (For Non-local students ONLY)
The MSc programme in Finance welcomes overseas application. Successful overseas applicants must obtain a student visa to study in Hong Kong. For enquiries about entry visa requirements, please visit the website of The Hong Kong Immigration Department.


The tuition fee for full-time program in the 2018/2019 academic year is HK$370,000 (provisional). Students must complete seven required courses and five elective courses.

The first installment is HK$130,000 (provisional) to be paid upon the confirmation of offer. Students are expected to pay the program fee in three installments.


Various Academic Scholarships are offered to recognize students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Admission scholarships are awarded to newly admitted students with outstanding entrance qualifications and/or other outstanding merits.  All new students are eligible for the award of scholarships.  The award will be assessed on the basis of the applicants’ application materials for admission.  No separate application is necessary.  The Programme will inform successful applicants following the issuance of the admission offer by the Graduate School and the Programme.

The Programme’s decision in respect of the award of Scholarships will be final and no appeal or further discussion will be entered into with any person regarding the award of scholarships.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF) for Eligible Local Students

"Master of Science Programme in Finance" has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purpose. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed a maximum of HK$10,000 on successful completion of the Program. Please visit http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef for more details.

Information on Course of Study:

Name of Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
CEF Institution Code: 002
CEF Course Title: Master of Science Programme in Finance
CEF Course Code: 23M021948