Entry requirements

  • Part-time programme

    You should have a bachelor’s degree with at least second-class honours or a grade B from a recognised university, and preferably 2 years of post-qualification, full-time work experience.

    Although GMAT/GRE scores are not required, they are highly encouraged. Please also see our language proficiency requirements.

    Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview.

Please note:

  • Please apply directly to the MScFin programme via the Online Admission System.
  • If your application is not selected in one round, we will reassess it in subsequent rounds until admissions close.
  • If your application is successful, we will send you an offer letter via email. If you do not hear from us approximately 2 months after the last application deadline, you may consider your application unsuccessful. We do not accept email or telephone enquiries about admission results.

2023-24 Admission

Application Deadline:


1 Aug 2022 (Early Round)
31 Mar 2023


30 Apr 2023

Application will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged. The application deadline may be closed early if places are no longer available. The subsequent applications received may not be considered.


Application Fee

You are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$400, which can be paid by credit card through the Online Application System.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the academic year 2023/24 (Subject to University Approval) are:

  • Full-time programme: HK$405,000

    Tuition can be paid in 3 instalments:

    1. HK$135,000 (deposit) within 2 weeks of confirming your offer
    2. HK$135,000 at the beginning of the 2nd trimester
    3. HK$135,000 at the beginning of the 3rd trimester
  • Part-time programme: HK$335,000
    1. HK$70,000 (deposit) within 2 weeks of confirming your offer
    2. HK$265,000 over 2 years according to the number of credits you take per trimester

Financial Aid


We award scholarships to recognise academic excellence.

Our decisions with respect to awarding scholarships are final and no appeal or further discussion will be entered into with any person.

  • Admission scholarships

    Students with outstanding entrance qualifications may be awarded up to half the tuition amount. All new students are eligible and are automatically considered for the scholarship, no separate application is necessary.

  • Distinguished Academic Performance Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to the top 3 full-time students who have completed their studies within the normative period of study, i.e. 1 year, and who have achieved a final cumulative GPA of 3.60 or more for the academic year.

    • 1st Class Scholarship: 50% of the total tuition fee
    • 2nd and 3rd Class Scholarships: 25% of the total tuition fee
  • Distinguished Academic Performance Scholarship for New Students

    All new students of the part-time programme are eligible for this scholarship if they have taken a minimum of 15 credits in the first academic year immediately following their admission, and have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.60 by the end of the first year.

    • 1st Scholarship: HK$50,000
    • 2nd Scholarship: HK$30,000
    • 3rd Scholarship: HK$20,000
  • Distinguished Academic Performance Scholarship for Part-time Graduates

    All final year students of the part-time programme are eligible for this scholarship if they have completed their studies within the maximum period of study and have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.60 by the end of the academic year.

    • 1st Scholarship: HK$100,000
    • 2nd Scholarship: HK$60,000
    • 3rd Scholarship: HK$40,000

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Tuition fees for the MSc in Finance Programme (both full-time and part-time) are reimbursable for CEF purposes. If you are eligible, you may be reimbursed up to HK$20,000 once you successfully complete the programme.

  • Information for Course of Study

    Name of Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    CEF Institution Code: 002
    CEF Course Title: Master of Science Programme in Finance
    CEF Course Code: 33M117637

Loans for non-local students

Prodigy Finance offers postgraduate loans for students studying abroad. The loans can cover only tuition and are not available to citizens and permanent residents of Hong Kong.

For more information, please refer to the Prodigy Finance website.

Government’s Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Successful applicants who have right of abode in Hong Kong or have lived in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the start of their year of study may apply for the ENLS. The scheme offers loans up to the full programme fee amount.

For further details, please refer to the Government Student Finance Office website or call the 24-hour hotline on +852 2802 2345 / 2150 6223.

Government Student Finance Office website 

How to apply

For further details about entry requirements, visas and the online application process, please go to the apply page.

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