Application for Master of Science (MSc) / Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 


Non-Hong Kong residents should apply for the full-time MSc programme instead of part-time programmes due to visa issue.

There will be no entry examinations but applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s honours degree (normally not lower than second-class lower division honours, or B grade);

  • English Language Proficiency Requirement (Any of those below is acceptable)

1. obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English;
2. achieved scores in the following English Language tests as indicated:
   — TOEFL (normally not lower than 550 Paper-based and 79 internet-based); or
   — IELTS (Academic) (normally not lower than Band 6.5); or
   — GMAT (Verbal, normally not lower than 21).
Click here to view detailed English Language Proficiency Requirements of the University


How to apply 

Application should be submitted online through CUHK Graduate School Website. Application for admission begins in early October each year. According to CUHK Graduate School regulation, a HK$300 application fee is mandatory for all programmes. All payments go directly to the Graduate School and are non-refundable.

Tuition Fee 

Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics



2 Installments / 1 year

1st: Upon offer acceptance

2nd: Prior to Term II starts

Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics



4 Installments / 2 years

1st: Upon offer acceptance

2nd: Prior to Year 1 Term II starts

3rd: Prior to Year 2 Term I starts 

4th: Prior to Year 2 Term II starts

Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Part-time


2 Installments / 1 year

1st: Upon offer acceptance

2nd: Prior to Term II starts

*Students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit (half of the yearly tuition fee) to confirm offer acceptance. The deposit paid will be offset against the outstanding programme fee.

** Adjustment and changes may apply without prior notice. For updated information please contact the programme office for details.

As of Nov 2020

202, School of Public Health,

Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin,

N.T., Hong Kong

(852)2252 8418/8754

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