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  • Students can systematically learn the Korean language from basic to advanced levels, including skills in Korean grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to use these skills to appreciate K-pop, Korean dramas, movies, etc.
  • Enable graduates to attain Level 3 or above in Test of Proficiency in Korean for further education and employment in Korean related field
  • Arrange summer Korean study tours offered by universities in Korea. Apart from learning the language, students can experience Korean culture and have a good opportunity to communicate with Korean people

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CUSCS HD in Applied Korean Language

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 or above 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

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 Arts in American Studies, The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Language and Speech Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong

Study Overseas

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


Many of our graduates have been admitted to various programmes of the following universities in Korea:

Korea University
  • Department of Korean Language and Literature
  • Department of Chinese Language and Literature
  • Department of Economics
  • School of Media & Communication
Kyung Hee University
  • Department of Korean Language and Literature
  • Department of English Interpretation and Translation
  • Department of Cultural Tourism Management
Ewha Womans University
  • Department of Korean Language and Literature
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Department of Korean Language and Literature
  • Department of English Interpretation and Translation
  • Division of Chinese Language, Literature and Culture
  • College of International and Area Studies
Konkuk University
  • Department of Media & Communication
  • Department of Digital Culture & Contents
Hanyang University
  • Department of Media and Communication
Dongguk University
  • Major of English Language, Interpretation and Translation
Internship Programmes and Field Trips

Students who take Internship (Languages and Communication) as elective will be arranged to be placed at hotels, travel agencies, Korean restaurants, Korean international schools, etc. for internship on customer service, tourist guiding, teaching or other related works for at least 60 hours.

Student Sharing 2017 (Chinese Version Only)

Overseas Exchange & Learning Programmes

Experience Korea is the most popular learning activity for students. Classes will be arranged to learn Korean in Korea in summer. Students not only put into practice on what has been learned from the programme, but also experience Korean culture and expand their horizons. Students can gain fruitful experience during their 2-year Korean study at CUSCS.

General Information

Learning Support

CUSCS has online Korean Language Education and Culture Centre in order to support students in studying Korean and studying in Korea. For more information, please visit KLECC website.

Mode of Delivery

This is a taught programme. Some modules will be supplemented by on-line materials whenever appropriate. Assignments and course materials will be another important means to help students' to acquire the language skills.

Medium of Instruction

Medium of teaching will be in Korean, Chinese, and English as deemed appropriate. Learning materials will be in Korean, English, and Chinese as deemed appropriate.

Assessment Methods

The performance of participants is monitored and assessed by a variety of assessment methods, such as projects, class participation, assignments, tests and examinations.

Class Location

CUSCS Learning Centres

CEF Course Code and Course Name

CEF Course Code﹕38H121958
CEF Course Name﹕Higher Diploma in Applied Korean Language


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

Tuition Fee

Local Applicants : $68,040 / per year

Non-local Applicants :  $78,040 / per year

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