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Religious Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

12 months
14561 USD/year
14561 USD/year
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Considering religion an integral part of human life, thought and culture, the Religious Studies programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong advocates a critical and comparative perspective to the study of multifarious religious phenomena and a sympathetic understanding of people’s religious experience.



Emphasis on experiential learning is a distinctive feature of our Programme. Since religion is a living phenomenon in our society, fieldwork constitutes a core learning activity for students to integrate religious theory and application, and to gain a greater understanding of the daily religious practices of people, both locally and overseas. 

Over the past years, students participated in a large number of field trips organized either by individual courses or research centres to visit religious sites in Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Malacca, Japan, Portugal and so forth.


The Religious Studies programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong being principally not career-oriented, most graduates in the Graduate Exit Survey strongly agree with the question: “The Programme has provided me an excellent foundation for my life-long learning”. Students recognize and affirm the Programme’s main objective of heightening their cultural and religious sensitivity, as well as critical and analytical skills, which lay a solid foundation for their lifelong learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Religious Studies
  • Religion, Heritage and Context
  • Studies on Chinese Buddhism
  • Popular Religion in China
  • Taoist Thought
  • Spirituality and Religious Congregation
  • The study of Islam
  • Hindu Visions of Divinity
  • Studies Of Humanistic Buddhism
  • The Hebrew Bible in Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree (major subjects are not restricted), normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • Graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B”; or
  • Completed a course of study in a tertiary education institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree; and

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14561 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14561 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14561 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14561 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Full time: 113,000 HKD by 2 installments
  • Part time: 113,000 HKD by 4 installments

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.


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