Dual Degree - MSc in Applied Economics (CUHK) and MS in Social and Economic Policy (Northwestern University) Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
Dual Degree - MSc in Applied Economics (CUHK) and MS in Social and Economic Policy (Northwestern University)
Study Mode: Full-time Normative Study Period: 17 months (10 months at CUHK, taking courses taught by CUHK and Northwestern faculty, then transition to Northwestern for 7 months of additional coursework)
Minimum Units Required: 36 units Tuition Fee: HK$395,000 for the whole programme (Subject to University Approval). Funding Nature: Self-financed
Admission Requirements: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, an applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree—ideally in economics, public policy, social policy, or a related field—from an accredited institution.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Applicants must have met the English Language Proficiency Requirement by any of the following means:
  • Obtaining a degree from a university in Hong Kong or completing an English-medium bachelor’s degree
  • Scoring 85 or above on the internet-based TOEFL or 563 or above on the paper-based TOEFL (institution code:0812; departmental code:84)*
  • Scoring at least 6.5 overall on the IELTS (Academic) test*
  • Achieving Level 4 or above in the English-language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination
Achieving a pass grade in English on one of the following: - Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination
- Hong Kong Higher Level Examination
- CUHK matriculation examination
- General Certificate of Education Examination: A-Level or AS-Level

*TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.

About University

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

Unique College System

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

Academic Programmes

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

Research Excellence

CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Great Campus in a Great City

CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.


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