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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) established the Department of Extramural Studies in 1965 and in January 2006, it was renamed as the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (CUSCS). Bearing the mission of providing quality continuing professional education programmes and services to meet the changing needs of society, the School offers a diverse range of courses and programmes at different levels. In 2016-17, 82 award-bearing programmes and more than 530 general courses, distance learning courses and corporate training courses were offered.


What CUSCS offers can be broadly categorised into general courses and award-bearing programmes.


General courses, normally lasting for two to four months, have no specific admission requirement, and are generally for selfenrichment. Since 1979, CUSCS has been offering award-bearing programmes at advanced diploma, professional diploma, diploma, and certificate levels. These programmes have specific admission requirements and are designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards set by CUHK. These programmes lead to academic awards or professional qualifications for those who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in their particular fields of study.


CUSCS courses and programmes cover a wide range of disciplines including Art and Design, Humanities, Creative Media, Music, Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, Languages, Health Care, Information Technology and Technology Management as well as Nature and Environment.


Starting from 1988, CUSCS has diversified its portfolio in collaboration with professional organisations, as well as academic institutions in mainland China and overseas to offer programmes, including:


  • Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Teaching Methodology (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) (with Beijing Language and Culture University, mainland China)

  • Bachelor of Business major in Event Management
    (with Griffith University, Australia)

  • Bachelor of Business major in Management
    (with Griffith University, Australia)

  • Bachelor of Business major in Marketing 
    (with Griffith University, Australia)

  • Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management 
    (with Griffith University, Australia)

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media) 
    (with Flinders University, Australia)

  • Bachelor of Human Nutrition
    (with La Trobe University, Australia)

  • Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Programme 
    (certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) of the National Board for Certified  Counselors (NBCC), USA)


CUSCS also co-organises exchange programmes with the following universities:

  • Shanghai International Studies University, mainland China

  • Peking University, mainland China

  • Kyoto Notre Dame University, Japan

  • University of Birmingham, UK

Collaborations with academic units of the CUHK include:

Faculty of Arts:

  • Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies, Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Centre for the Studies of Daoist Culture (Department of Cultural and Religious Studies)

Faculty of Business Administration:

  • School of Finance, Department of Management, Department of Marketing and School of Accountancy

Faculty of Medicine:

  • School of Chinese Medicine, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Department of Surgery

Faculty of Science:

  • School of Life Sciences


In support of the Government's initiatives to provide secondary school leavers with additional pathways to pursue higher education in Hong Kong, the School has been offering a variety of Higher Diploma Programmes since 2002. In response to the implementation of the “334” academic structure, the School introduces the 2-year Higher Diploma Programmes for HKDSE students in 2012-13 academic year. CUSCS offers a 1-year full-time “Diploma Programme in Foundation Studies” in 2014-15 to provide DSE graduates an alternative option for further studies.


CUSCS also offers tailored corporate training courses to private companies, government departments and non-government organisations, schools and universities in Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, and overseas. They aim to improve participants’ knowledge and skills in both English and Chinese, Information Technology, China Business, Administrative Management, School Leadership and Management, Bilingual Teaching, Journalism, Accounting, Law, Public Administration, City Planning, Landscape Design and Management, Crisis Management and Negotiation Skills, Psychology, Positive Discipline, Public Health Management, Nutrition and Health Products, etc. Commendations have been received on both the course design and academic standard of these courses.


CUSCS is a self-financing unit of CUHK. Its academic development and policies are regulated by the Senate Committee on Sub-degree, Professional and Continuing Education Programmes, the Senate Academic Planning Committee and the Senate of CUHK.


Head Office

Address: 6/F, Railway Plaza, 39 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon


Campus Office (No enrolment services)

Address: Room 806, 8/F, Wu Ho Man Yuen Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong


Learning Centres

Bank of America Tower,
12 Harcourt Road,


East Ocean Centre,
98 Granville Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui


Oriental Centre,
67 Chatham Road South,
Tsim Sha Tsui


Tsui Lam Estate,
Tseung Kwan O