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  • Provide concrete knowledge and vocational foundation in nutritional and food science to understand nutritional requirements at various life stages
  • Cover knowledge in human sciences subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology, Chinese Medicine Nutrition, Public Health Issues
  • Able to articulate to bachelor’s programmes in health care related disciplines and etc.
  • Arrange co-curricular activities to widen students’ horizons, such as visits to labs, menu design for people with special nutrition needs

Programme Information

Admission Requirements
Applicants should fulfill any one of the following requirements:
  • Level 2 in five subjects* in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination including Chinese Language# and English Language, or equivalent; or
  • Pass in one A Level or two AS Level subjects, plus five passes in HKCEE including Level 2/Grade E in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent; or
  • Satisfactory completion of the Diploma Yi Jin Programme; or
  • Aged 21 or above.

A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects, excluding Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)), can be used in the application. "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" Level in Applied Learning subjects will be considered as equivalent to Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 in HKDSE subjects respectively.

Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)) will be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification for admission consideration for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) DSE candidates.

Programme Structure

This programme will be offered on a two-year full-time basis, and based on a credit unit system.

Programme Structure Details
Progression Path

Local Articulation

  1. CUSCS jointly offers a Top-up Degree Program in Bachelor of Human Nutrition with La Trobe University, Australia. Graduates can pursue and complete this degree in about one year.
  2. UGC-funded or self-funded Undergraduate Degree Programmes offered by local universities. In recent years, our graduates have been admitted to the following local bachelor degree programmes:
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science (Food and Nutritional Science), The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Testing Science (Food), The Open University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Safety and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Bachelor of Health Education (Honours), The Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) – Major in Applied Gerontology, Tung Wah College
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) – Major in Nursing, Tung Wah College
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), Tung Wah College

Study Overseas

Arrangements have been established with a number of overseas institutions for graduates to articulate to their bachelor degree programmes in related disciplines:


Students who complete a higher diploma programme from CUSCS will be eligible for entry into Year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate programme of the following universities:

United Kingdom
General Information

Mode of Delivery

The programme will mainly be conducted in form of lectures and tutorials. A variety of learning formats such as group discussions, presentations and projects will be used to facilitate the students' learning.

Medium of Instruction

Lessons will be conducted in English, Cantonese and Putonghua as deemed appropriate. Learning materials will be in English and Chinese as deemed appropriate.

Class Schedule

In general, class will be conducted in the morning and afternoon of weekdays. Some classes may be scheduled in the early evenings of weekdays, Saturday morning and afternoon.

Class Location

Tsim Sha Tsui East Ocean Learning Centre / Tsim Sha Tsui Oriental Learning Centre

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed by assignments, mid-terms and final examinations in each module.


Tel: 2209 7799
Email: HD_TST@scs.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuition Fee

Local Applicants : $59,400 / per year

Non-local Applicants : $69,400 / per year

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