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Please be informed that services provided by the enrolment counter on 13/F of Tsim Sha Tsui Oriental Learning Centre will be suspended from 11 June to the end of August 2018 for renovation. Applicants please visit other enrolment centres for enrolment service during the period or contact our staff at 2209-0290 or 3943-4888 during office hours for any enquiries.


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Historic Highlights



  • 1965

    Department of Extramural Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong was established, offering courses mainly in culture, art and languages.

  • 1979

    Began offering award-bearing programmes at certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and professional diploma levels.

  • 1988

    Started collaboration with professional organisations, as well as overseas and mainland academic institutions to offer award-bearing programmes.

  • 1994

    Renamed as the School of Continuing Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • 1996

    Introduced tailor-made corporate training services to various organisations in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

  • 2001

    Launched full-time Pre-associate Degree and Associate Degree programmes in 2001 and 2002 respectively. (These programmes have been run by The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community College since September 2005.)

  • 2002

    Began offering full-time Higher Diploma programmes, in support of Hong Kong SAR Government's initiative in enhancing access to higher education.

  • 2005

    Started admitting non-local students from Mainland China and South-East Asia for full-time Higher Diploma programmes.

  • 2006

    Renamed as the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
    Launched the full-time Top-up Undergraduate Degree programmes in collaboration with overseas universities.
    Expanded the Central Learning Centre.

  • 2007

    Opened the Mongkok Learning Centre. (The Centre was closed in July 2012, while Tseung Kwan O Learning Centre was opened in September 2012.)

  • 2008

    Offered more than 200 programmes which were included in the Qualification Register.

  • 2009

    Offered about 500 CEF reimbursable courses.

  • 2010

    Launched the new School's emblem and set up five academies, namely the Creative Academy, Liberal Arts Academy, Management Academy, Professional Development Academy and Advanced Development Academy.

  • 2011

    Signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, strengthening cooperation between the two schools.

  • 2012

    Opened the Tseung Kwan O Learning Centre.
    Launched Continuing and Professional Education Centre (CPEC), Shenzhen Research Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • 2014

    Launched the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) – Hong Kong Programme
    Introduced the Diploma Programme in Foundation Studies

  • 2015

    Celebrated 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee