3943 9199

Programme Title: Higher Diploma Programme in Professional Communication

  • Master Japanese language and culture to communicate effectively in the global workplace
  • Attain N2 level or above in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) upon graduation
  • Put your knowledge into action with immersive study tours and internships
  • Offer scholarship and the opportunity to study at Kyoto Notre Dame University (a women's university) for a semester with block exemption granted upon successful completion of the study
Your Pathways to Success

 CUSCS HD in Professional Communication - Japanese Stream
''From interacting with CUSCS students through lectures of intensive courses and summer courses, the impression is that the Japanese language ability of CUSCS students is in general remarkably high. They understand the lectures of university level without problems. They listen to the lectures with critical minds, and demonstrate interests in Japanese language, culture, and history. Students' good performance is the result of the efforts of CUSCS teaching team members, not only they do their best to enhance students' Japanese language abilities, but also make students acquire and develop the "true academic ability", hence students can proceed with confidence in any streams they have chosen after graduation.''

Honorary Advisor 
Dr. Koyama Satoru
(Kyushu University)

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

Local Articulation

  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

Study Overseas

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

Internship Programmes and Field Trips

The programme offers various internship training in the field of languages and communication. Students who undertake an internship will be placed at different organizations for practicum in customer service, translation, interpretation, tourist guiding, teaching, and other related work.

Experiential learning activities are arranged so that students can enhance their Japanese communication skills and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.

Overseas Exchange & Learning Programmes

Students can opt for Japanese Study Tour to learn Japanese in Japan during summer. They will not only be able to put into practice what they have learnt, but also experience Japanese culture and expand their horizons.

General Information

Mode of Delivery

This programme will be delivered mainly by face-to-face instruction. Some modules will be supplemented by on-line materials whenever appropriate. Homework and course materials will be another important means to help students to acquire the language skills.

Medium of Instruction

Lectures are conducted in Japanese, English and Cantonese. Learning materials are in Japanese, 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


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

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