Master of Chinese Medicine (Full-time)

The 2024/25 admissions are now open for application now
For details, please visit Graduate School's website:

Offered by the School of Chinese Medicine, Master of Chinese Medicine is targeted on applicants who have completed a non-Chinese Medicine majored Bachelor's Degree and are interested in pursuing advanced study in theories and clinical practice in Chinese Medicine. This is the unique Master programme in Hong Kong which enables graduates to sit for the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Licensing Examination organized by the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong upon completion of the Programme.

Initiated by the School of Chinese Medicine since September 2000, the Master of Chinese Medicine Programme aims to provide advanced training in Chinese Medicine for University graduates.

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

 Remark : Year One, Term 1 will commence in August 2024.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should meet the general requirements of the Graduate School.

    (Please refer to the "Postgraduate prospectus" or website: for details on this requirement.)

  • In addition to the above-mentioned requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should preferably:

    1. have majored in Biomedical Sciences or a related field; or

    2. have completed Chinese medicine courses in a recognized educational institution.

  • Applicants should also fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement of the Graduate School.

  • A written test and interview may be required by the School of Chinese Medicine.

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

Tuition Fee

2024-25 Entry : HK$177,054 (per annum)

Application Deadline

31 March 2024

Application Procedures

  • Complete and return the application form via:

    Online application:

    The application fee is HK$300

    (Only online admission application will be accepted)

  • Upload all necessary and supporting documents via Online application system:

    1. One photocopy of your HKID card or other identity document as given in the Application Form.

    2. Student transcript of all tertiary level studies and grading scheme should be upload to the system. Meanwhile, applicants should download the “Transcript Submission Covering Sheet” and send it to universities attended to apply for Official transcripts (with a complete record of courses attended and examination results) of all tertiary level studies. Photocopies will not be accepted*. 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.

    3. 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) and Verification Report of China Higher Education Degree Certificate (中國高等教育學歷認證報告) issued by the CHESICC (學信網).

    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 taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; 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; Internet-based: 79);

        - GMAT (verbal) (Band 21);

        - IELTS (Academic) (Band 6.5); or

        (*TOEFL and IELTS are considered valid for two years from the test date. GMAT is considered valid for five years from the test date.)

      • Photocopy of a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country

    7. Confidential recommendations from 2 referees (Input 2 referees' information in the section "My referee's" through the online application system or download the forms to each of your referees. Hard copies of Confidential Recommendations must reach our division directly from the referees, or in sealed envelopes sent by the applicant with other supporting documents to our division.

    8. A personal statement in Chinese (About 1,000 - 2,000 words). The personal statement may describe the level of knowledge and main field or interest in Chinese Medicine and expectation for this programme. You may upload an essay to the online application system, under the section of “Upload Supporting Documents - types of documents: Other Certificates (Please quote your Name and Application No. on the essay).

Programme Enquiry

Tel: (852) 3943-9476
Address: School of Chinese Medicine Office, Room G08, Li Wai Chun Building, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

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