3943 9199

Programme Title: Higher Diploma Programme in Professional Communication

  • Develop your global career with our innovative and practical English and intercultural communication curriculum 
  • Pave your path to a language-related profession or further studies in English, communication or education
  • Experience real-world learning with our English study tours and internships
Your Pathways to Success

 CUSCS HD in Professional Communication - English Stream

''With its comprehensive and dynamic curriculum and internship opportunities, the Programme empowers students to unleash their potential and hones their English prowess and intercultural finesse, opening doors to a multitude of degree programmes and a universe of career possibilities on the global stage.''

Professor PAN Haihua
Professor, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
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

To enable students to apply what they have learnt in class, our internship programme includes voluntary teaching, community service, and newsletter writing and editing.  Through these opportunities, students can experience the real working environment which in turns helps consolidate their knowledge acquired.

Overseas Exchange & Learning Programmes

Students can opt for an English Study Tour elective and immerse themselves in an English environment.   They can meet world-class scholars and improve their English communication skills and be able to broaden global horizons and enhance cultural awareness.

General Information

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


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

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