12 months
5363 USD/year
5363 USD/year
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Materials Science and Engineering course at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a vibrant team consisting of 240 undergraduate students, 179 postgraduate students, 23 regular faculty staff, 5 research assistant professors, 7 lecturers, and 18 technical/supporting staff.


Materials Science and Engineering course at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has a strong commitment to curiosity-driven research but also recognizes its responsibility in helping industry conduct market-driven research and development. More importantly, the department has established a reputation in taking teaching and supervising students very conscientiously.

If you join the department as a new postgraduate student, you are expected to become an active member of the team. From the diverse research topics covered by the team, there must be one which matches your interest and career goals.  

Students at Materials Science and Engineering course at The Chinese University of Hong Kong will:

  • be building up their background knowledge
  • learn from and argue with our staff and visitors on scientific matters.
  • receive training in basic laboratory safety and teaching skills. 
  • present your research results in conferences overseas. 

Programme Structure

Fields of Specialization

  • Synthesis, characterization and properties of semiconductor and metal nanostructures, 
  • Ceramic-metal composites, 
  • Undercooled metal liquids, 
  • Nanostructured metal composites, 
  • Biomorphic materials, 
  • Surface science, 
  • Nanoplasmonics, 
  • Nanophotonics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Clearing Round: 31 March (Applications in Clearing Round will only be considered subject to availability of places.)


12 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the MPhil stream should hold, or expect to hold by the time of admission, a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering or related disciplines, with a good major GPA (typically 3.2 out of 4.0 or above) OR a good honors degree (typically Second Class Upper Division or above).
  • Interview will be arranged for shortlisted applicants by individual professors in due course.
  • Completion of application form on Internet via CUHK's online application system. 
  • Recommendation form from two referees
  • Copy of official transcripts
  • Copy of certificate of academic qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Personal/Research statement, indicating clearly the particular study field the applicant is interested in;
  • Copy of TOEFL, IELTS or GMAT test paper report for preview purpose
  • Copy of certificate of professional qualifications, prizes and awards (optional); and
  • Bank draft/cheque (in HKD) or bank-in slip for the application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5363 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5363 USD per year during 12 months.

HK$42,100 per annum 

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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