3943 9199

Programme Title: Higher Diploma Programme in Professional Communication

  • Empower your global career with our holistic and professional Chinese and intercultural communication curriculum
  • Pave your path to a language-related profession or further studies in Chinese, communication or education
  • Immerse yourself in real-world learning with our study tours and internships
Your Pathways to Success

 CUSCS HD in Professional Communication - Chinese Stream

''With its comprehensive and dynamic curriculum covering Chinese Language, Chinese Literature and Professional Communication, and its rich internship opportunities, the Programme is meticulously designed to elevate students' mastery in Chinese language and literature, as well as professional communication. It seamlessly bridges their path to a wide array of degree programmes in Chinese, Communication, or Education, while also unlocking language-related career opportunities.''

Professor TANG Sze Wing
Professor and Chair, Department of Chinese Language and Literature
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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 or Diploma of Applied Education Programme; or
  • Aged 21 or above

If one of the five subjects is 'Citizenship and Social Development', the admission requirement will be "Attained" for 'Citizenship and Social Development'  and Level 2 in four other HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language and English Language.

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.

Note: Interview is required.

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
  1. Local universities' UGC-funded Undergraduate Degree Programmes through the Non-JUPAS Admission Scheme
  2. Self-funded Undergraduate Degree Programmes and Top-up Degree Programmes offered by local institutions
Internship Programmes and Field Trips

This programme integrates internship into the curriculum as an elective course to unleash students' talent and to help them apply what they have learnt. Students will be placed at different organisations for practicum on administration, writing, teaching, and other related works.  The programme also offers diversified seminars, workshops and field studies that allow our students to develop their expertise inside or outside the classroom.

Overseas Exchange & Learning Programmes

Different overseas exchange activities will be arranged for our students to broaden their horizons. Students can choose the "Study Tour" elective to experience the local learning environment and regional culture.

General Information

Mode of Delivery

This programme will be delivered mainly by face-to-face instruction, supplemented with group discussions, seminars and language skill practice.

Medium of Instruction

Teaching activities will be conducted in English and Cantonese as deemed appropriate. Learning materials will be in English and Chinese as deemed appropriate.

Assessment Methods

Performance of students is monitored and assessed on a continuous basis using a variety of assessment tools, such as projects, classroom participation, assignments and final examination.

Class Location

CUSCS Learning Centres


Tel: 3943 9199
Email: HD_TKO@scs.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuition Fee
Local Applicants :  $67,580/ per year
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