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Admissions 2021-2022

The Master of Science in Urban Design Programme is organized as a self‐financed programme of the Graduate School at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The tuition fee is $220,000 for academic year 2021‐22 (16 months normative period). The places for the programme are given based on the academic and professional merit of the application.

Application must be made at the website of Graduate School’s Online Application System.

Deadline of application for 2021 entry: 16 April 2021

Application Requirements and Procedures

 

(More detailed information requirement please refer to Graduate School website):

 

 

4.       Statement of purpose - Explanation of your reasons for applying

5.            Design Portfolio (Please refer to below notes)


List of Application Materials
Submission deadline: 16 April 2021. All application materials should be submitted directly to the School of Architecture, Room 106, Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR (Attention:  MSc in Urban Design Admission Team, Phone 39431309) right after the submission of online application, and in any case not later than 16 April 2021.

 

Items

Graduate School’s online system

Original document to be posted to School of Architecture^

upload to the application materials collection platform.

1.

Completed application form, CV

NO

NO

YES

2.

Proof of payment of application fee of HK$300

  • Bank draft/cheque (in HK$) for the application fee with the Payment Voucher, if not pay by Visa/Master Card.

NO

NO

YES

3.

Statement of Purpose^

NO

NO

YES

4.

Official transcripts of academic records of Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree obtained (photocopy/certified true copy of transcripts will not be accepted).

  • Original transcripts issued by the applicants’ former/ current University in sealed envelope with stamp from the University’s Registry must be provided.
  • There should be explanatory notes printed/ attached to the transcripts indicating the grading scheme/reference of the University.
  • If your university do not have a grading scheme, please ask for a certifying letter from University Registry indicating that your programme do not have grading scheme.

YES

YES

YES

5.

Graduation and/or Degree certificate(s) of Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree(s) obtained.

YES

NO

YES

6.

Proof of 1 year or more practical experience

  • The letter should include your position, date of commencement and termination, and that it was a full-time post. The letter should include the start and end dates of employment, the position, and that it was full-time employment.
  • List in chronological order the experience that would fulfill the practical experience requirements^

NO

YES

YES

7.

Copies of other academic/professional qualifications, if any (in 1 pdf).

NO

NO

YES

8.

Declaration of Academic Integrity^

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating in examinations or plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. Applicants are required to submit Academic Honesty Declaration for application materials submitted.

NO

NO

YES

9.

Original English test report of TOEFL, IELTS, or GMAT for applicants from non-English speaking countries.

  • TOEFL and IELTS are valid for two years from the test date. GMAT is considered valid for five years from the test date. Photocopy/ certified true copy of transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Applicant should check if they could fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement set by the Graduate School.
  • Since original TOEFL report will take 2 months to be delivered from the issuing authority to our University, you are strongly advised to obtain the report before April 2021.

YES

YES

YES

10.

Identity card or passport as given in the application form.

YES

NO

YES

11.

Confidential recommendations from 2 referees who have taught you or worked closely with you and could comment in detail on your abilities and personalities. (Referee can choose to submit the recommendation form/and letter for you via online system https://oiss.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/sbm_info/referee_login.aspx or in hard copy.)

NO

YES

NO

12.

Design Portfolio (please refer to below notes)

NO

NO

YES

13.

Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide an Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表) issued by the CHESICC (學信網).

NO

NO

YES

14.

Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration are required to provide assessment report from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained by the application deadline.

NO

NO

YES

10.

Employer’s evaluation form (Preferably direct supervisor)
(Referee can choose to submit the recommendation form/and letter for you via online system https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=10420904
or in hard copy^)

NO

YES

NO

^ “Additional forms can be downloaded” in http://www.arch.cuhk.edu.hk/programme/master-science-urban-design/

 

 

Notes to Applicant
Please refer to Graduate School Office’s website for the latest announcement on the admissions requirements. More detailed information on the supporting documents required by the University and frequently asked questions (FAQ) can be found at the  Graduate School website .

The ultimate judgment and decision as to whether the conditions for admission are fulfilled by the applicants shall be vested with the School of Architecture. As a general policy, no refund will be arranged upon acceptance of an offer except under special circumstances as deemed by the School of Architecture.

Grading Scheme
If your university do not have a grading scheme, please ask for a certifying letter from University Registry indicating that your programme do not have grading scheme.

Design Portfolio:
The portfolio of independent work should illustrate independent studies and your own work from practical experience and should be accompanied by a commentary of not more than 1500 words. The portfolio should not exceed A4 size and no more than 20 pages (include the cover and content page). It should be selected to fit best to the materials which you want to present. In general, the portfolio should inform in a concise way about your school and practical work. It should not be a loose collection of material; but be clearly structured to reflect your educational and practical experiences. Proper credit and context must be given for all work shown including author, collaborators, and professional office in which the work was completed. Failure to properly credit work may result in the portfolio being discounted or the applicant being disqualified. Please put down your full name on the front cover of the portfolio for ease of identification.

Portfolios of (a) previous school work and (b) independent work with your full name and application number marked on the cover should be uploaded to the School of Architecture application materials collection platform no later than 16 April 2021. No Hardcopy is accepted.

                 Design Portfolio Requirements:
i_Cover

ii_Format

iii_Content

iii_Credit and Plagiarism


Contact

Mr. Wilson Fung
Project Coordinator
Tel. +852 3943 1309
Fax. +852 3942 0982
wilson.fung@cuhk.edu.hk
www.arch.cuhk.edu.hk