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City University of Hong Kong


BA Chinese and History 文學士(中文及歷史)


Short Description

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Founded in 2014 with a view to establishing excellent tertiary education, world-class research and an international reputation in Hong Kong, the Department of Chinese and History offers the major in Chinese and History with three streams - Chinese, Cultural Heritage and History. It aims to equip students with advanced and professional knowledge and a wide range of analytical and writing skills.

The Chinese stream strives to provide students with solid and comprehensive training in Chinese language and literature, and a good knowledge of the evolution and appreciation of the Chinese language and literature from past to present.

The Cultural Heritage stream provides the professional training necessary to nurture the high-calibre cultural professionals required to meet the growing manpower needs resulting from Hong Kong’s rapidly expanding management capacity in culture- and heritage-related industries, including cultural tourism, museum management, exhibition industries, commercial galleries, libraries and archives, community heritage programmes, publishing, entertainment and arts-related professions, cultural and creative industries.

The History stream examines the cause-and-effect relationships in human affairs and addresses the complexity of the past in shaping contemporary society. Although Chinese history is the primary focus of this stream, students may also choose to take courses related to world history and public history that provide comprehensive and in-depth historical knowledge.

Students who choose to major in Chinese and History will enjoy the significant advantages of integrating the three streams and our interdisciplinary emphasis, and may go on to pursue a wide range of careers after graduation.

Admission Arrangements

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies to the major. Students will enter a stream (current stream options: Chinese, Cultural Heritage and History) after one year of study.


Assessment of Applications
JUPAS Admissions Score Reference


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level



  • For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

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

CityU accepts repeat results and will use the best results in assessing whether applicants fulfil the entrance requirements and to calculate admission scores.

First Year Tuition Fee


Department of Chinese and History


Tel: 3442-2054

Admissions Office
Online enquiry form:

Tel: 3442-9094


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 397 454 569 640 478 2538
2019 756 684 750 720 476 3386
2018 454 507 674 838 572 3045
2017 567 636 896 923 671 3693
2016 958 684 867 965 597 4071

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 32 6 3 1 1 43
2019 31 5 1 1 0 38
2018 34 1 4 2 2 43
2017 41 3 0 0 0 44
2016 36 3 2 0 0 41

(1) Indicative intake quotas for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions, subject to change

(2) Please refer to the interview arrangements for JUPAS HKDSE applicants webpage for details.

The information provided is subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.