Master of Chinese Medicine (Full-time)

The application for 2017/18 admission was closed on 28 February 2017

Offered by the School of Chinese Medicine, the Master of Chinese Medicine is targeted for applicants who have completed a non Chinese Medicine majored Bachelor's Degree and is interested in pursuing advanced study in theories and clinical practice in Chinese Medicine.

Initiated by the School of Chinese Medicine since Sept 2000, the Master of Chinese Medicine is targeted to provide advanced training in Chinese Medicine for University graduates. This is the unique Master programme in Hong Kong which allows graduates to sit for the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination conducted by the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Council upon graduation.

Video:Master of Chinese Medicine Programme Student Sharing (Chinese version only)

Coursework Requirements

The Master of Chinese Medicine is a four-year full-time programme, which consists of the Pre-clinical Programme (3 years) and the Clinical Programme (1 years). Coursework requirements are as follows.

Courses on Chinese Medicine* 96*
Clinical Practice 33
Minimum units of courses for graduation 129

*Include 3 units of Elective Courses

Students are required to complete courses on Chinese medical concepts, specialties in Chinese medicine and basic medical and life sciences in the Pre-clinical Programme (3 years). Students will then receive advanced clinical training by attaching to a Chinese medicine hospital in the Mainland and/ or a specialty clinic in Hong Kong (1 year).

Study Scheme

   Year One
  Term 1 : Principles of Chinese Medicine, Diagnostic Approaches in Chinese Medicine Practice, Fundamental Biomedical Science, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon
  Term 2 : Chinese Medicine Clerkship I, Chinese Materia Medica, Modern Medical Science I, The Meridian System
  Year Two
  Term 1 : Chinese Medicine Formulae, Modern Medical Science II, Acupuncture Therapy, Clinical Tui Na
  Term 2 : Chinese Medicine Clerkship II, Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases, Golden Chamber, Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Chinese Medicine)
  Year Three
  Term 1 : Internal Medicine (Chinese Medicine) I, Seasonal Febrile Diseases, Ear, Nose, Throat and Ophthalmology (Chinese Medicine), Paediatrics (Chinese Medicine)
  Term 2 : Chinese Medicine Clerkship III, Surgery (Chinese Medicine), Gynaecology (Chinese Medicine), Internal Medicine (Chinese Medicine) II , Different Theories of Chinese Medicine
  Summer term: Chinese Medicine Clinical Attachment I
  Year Four
  Term 1 : Chinese Medicine Clinical Attachment II
  Term 2 : Chinese Medicine Clinical Attachment III


Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should meet the general requirements of the Graduate School.
  • Applicants should also fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement of the Graduate School.
  • In addition to the above-mentioned requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should:
    • 1.have majored in Biomedical Sciences or a related field; or
    • 2.have completed Chinese medicine courses in a recognized educational institution.
  • An written test and / or interview may be required by the School of Chinese Medicine.

For Admission Procedures, please visit the CUHK Graduate School website at:

Tuition Fee (Tentative)

2017-18 Entry : HK$130,709 (per annum)

Application Deadline

28 February 2017

Application Procedures

  • Online application: (Only online admission application will be accepted)
  • Submit the following supporting documents to the School of Chinese Medicine:
    1. Receipt of application fee
    2. One photocopy of your HKID card or other identity document as given in the Application Form.
    3. Official transcripts (with a complete record of courses attended and examination results) of all tertiary level studies. Photocopies will not be accepted*. Applicants should first download the “Transcript Submission Covering Sheet” and send it to their universities to apply for transcripts.Transcripts should be returned directly to relevant Divisions in officially sealed envelope.*CUHK qualifications (Bachelor’s or higher degrees): Photocopies of transcripts issued by CUHK are accepted.
    4. Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications.
    5. Copies of other qualifications, e.g. certificate and transcript of courses on Chinese Medicine.
    6. One document of any one of the following score reports/certificates, showing that you have fulfilled the English Language Proficiency Requirement for admission to the Graduate School:
      • Photocopy of a pass in English of HKALE, HKHLE, or CUHK Matriculation Exam.; or
      • Photocopy of an achieve Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; or
      • Photocopy of a degree from a university in Hong Kong or an English speaking country; or
      • Original of a valid official score report (The official score report must be sent to the University directly from the test organization) of TOEFL, or IELTS (Academic), or GMAT (verbal):
        - TOEFL (Paper-based: 550; Computer-based: 213; Internet-based: 79);
        - GMAT (verbal) (Band 21);
        - IELTS (Academic) (Band 6.5); or
      • Photocopy of a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country
    7. Confidential recommendations from 2 referees (not from the applicant) in sealed envelope or via online system.

Programme Enquiry

Tel: (852) 3943-5516
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Address: School of Chinese Medicine, Room G08, Li Wai Chun Building, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

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