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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4068

Japanese Studies 日本研究

JAPANESE STUDIES

Short Description

The Department of Japanese Studies provides academic and professional training in the study of Japan and the Japanese language. The programme is designed to meet the growing demand for globally aware citizens, promote cultural and academic exchange, and facilitate communication and cooperation between Hong Kong and Japan.

The programme provides training in critical approaches to Japanese society and culture, and is geared towards mastery of the Japanese language. All third-year students are required to spend one academic year in Japan and take unit-bearing courses at a Japanese exchange partner university. A key theme of the programme is a field research project. Second–year students are trained in research methodologies that they then implement in their third year of study in Japan, when they conduct research in the field. In the fourth year of study, students use the material collected during their field research to write an academic research paper.

The programme offers three optional streams: (1) Business and Management; (2) Japan in Global Perspective; and (3) Japanese Language and Linguistics. Each stream provides specialised training in the named area and allows students to take courses from other relevant departments, including the Departments of Management, Sociology, Anthropology and Linguistics and Modern Languages. Students who select one of these streams must choose a relevant topic for their final-year project.

Remarks:
For the structure of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2018-19 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: japanese-studies@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39436563

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 465 375 493 561 587 2481
2016 406 314 446 579 579 2324
2015 498 363 482 677 675 2695
2014 541 374 592 728 809 3044
2013 493 363 530 654 846 2886
2012 574 403 735 856 968 3536

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 24 0 0 0 0 24
2016 23 0 0 0 0 23
2015 22 0 0 0 0 22
2014 25 0 0 0 0 25
2013 25 0 0 0 0 25
2012 26 0 0 0 0 26
Footnote(s)
(1) These are indicative admission quotas, which are subject to adjustment. 
(2) For latest information on interviews for 2018 entry, please visit
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm