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1) Macau (will graduate from high school in Macau in 2022) and international students with the following qualifications:
✔ GCE A level
✔ SAT/AP/ACT tests (USA)
✔ ATAR (Australia)
✔ OSSD/ BC Diploma (Canada)
✔ GSAT (Taiwan)
✔ AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC (India)
✔ SMA (Indonesia)
✔ UEC/ STPM (Malaysia)
For the other qualifications and CUHK requirements, please refer to http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/international/requirements.html .
2) Taiwan students (will graduate from high school in 2022) with the following qualifications:
✔ GSAT (Taiwan)
✔ China Joint Entrance Examination
Mainland students taking Gao Kao should apply through Tsinghua University. For details, please refer to http://www.join-tsinghua.edu.cn.
Applicants should have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language. For details, please refer to http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/international/requirements.html.
Details of the admission timeline: http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/international/important_dates.html
*Applicants will be automatically considered for Economics programme if they are not offered by the Dual Degree Programme.*
FAQ for Macau, Taiwan & International Students
A. Chance of being admitted
1. How to increase the chance of being admitted?
Put the Dual Degree Programme as your first choice. We will put students who have chosen the Dual Degree Programme as first choice at a higher priority.
1. When will I receive interview notification? If I am not being invited for interview, does it mean that I will not be admitted?
If we think that you are suitable for our programme, we will invite you for a joint interview by CUHK and Tsinghua University.
2. Is the interview conducted in Chinese/English? What is the interview format and what kinds of questions will be covered?
The interview will be conducted in English. It is an individual interview. We want to know if the applicant is interested in analyzing human behavior and will test the logical thinking of the applicants.
C. Programme information
1. If I have not taken Economics in high school, can I take the Dual Degree Programme? Can I handle it well?
Yes of course, many of our students did not take Economics in high school as well.
In high school, economics teachers will not teach the basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics, etc. But in university, we focus on building a strong foundation in mathematics, statistics, theories and quantitative analysis. So, students can link up all the knowledge they have learnt and study various economics topics thoroughly.
2. Why is CUHK ECON housed within the Faculty of Social Science?
The application of economics is extremely broad, including many topics of social interests, on top of Business and Finance. In the US, almost all of the top economics departments are housed in their Faculties of Social Science. Examples include Yale University, Princeton University and University of Chicago, etc. This is done because economics is an integral part of Social Science.
3. What are the differences between CUHK ECON and other Social Science programmes?
The essential parts and knowledge of economics can be linked up together. But for other subjects in social science, they may have different schools of thought and less common ground.
4. What are the differences between CUHK ECON and other Business programmes?
Economics could be applied in all different aspects of society. Our programme includes all kinds of topics in the mainstream Economics while the Business Programmes emphasize in knowledge of business/commercial activities. If CUHK ECON were to be housed in the Business School, many non-business topics might not be taught, which would limit students’ access to a comprehensive education in economics.
For example, economics examines how to design an effective taxation system. Professor Sir James Mirrlees, Former Distinguished Professor-at-Large of the CUHK Economics Department, has pointed out that taxpayers would have more private information about themselves than the government, and would change their behaviours according to the prevailing tax system. Analyzing the tax system from the theories of accounting alone may not incorporate the importance of economic concepts such as asymmetric information. Professor Sir James Mirrlees and Professor Peter Diamond coauthored a series of pathbreaking research on the topic of optimal income taxation which had subsequently affected the tax policies of many countries. Such contribution was later mentioned in their award of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences!