24 months
306 USD/credit 9639 USD/year
306 USD/credit 9639 USD/year
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The Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology from Hong Kong Shue Yan University is a professional degree that qualifies graduates for registration with professional associations.


About Counselling Psychology at Hong Kong Shue Yan University

The Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology from Hong Kong Shue Yan University is designed to create a distinct professional identity for Counselling Psychologists, and to contribution toward meeting the currently psychological needs within the community. ​​​​​​


Graduates from Clinical Psychology tend to deal with more severely disturbed patients, and in fact are trained to work in psychiatric settings. However, graduates in Counselling Psychology work with healthier and less pathological clients, and usually conduct more career and vocational counselling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Research Methods in Counselling Psychology
  • Assessment and Evaluation for Counselling Psychology 
  • Professional Practice and Ethical Issues in Counselling Psychology
  • Cultural and Individual Diversity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application shall consist of the following documents:
  • Application form
  •  A Photocopy of HKID Card/Passport
  • An application fee of HK$200
  • Photocopies of degree certificates
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions/universities attended 
  • (Transcript Request Form (pdf version/ doc version) - Please also send this form to your appropriate officer of institution from which the transcript is requested. SYU graduates need not request transcripts from the Registry, copies of past results will suffice)
  •  A photocopy of each professional qualification obtained as stated on the application form
  • 2 signed and sealed Referee Reports (pdf version/ doc version)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 306 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 306 USD per credit during 24 months.

HKD 151,200 (HKD 2,400 per credit)

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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