Students are admitted only in September of each year.

Application for 2023 Sep Intake

Application Deadlines:

Priority Round:   31 January 2023

Final Round:       30 April 2023

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. If you can submit all required documents by 31 January 2023, your application will be processed in the priority round. 

Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement

Potential candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, 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"; AND

  • Obtained a Bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, exercise science or other allied health-related disciplines.

Additional Information

  • Candidates who do not obtain a degree in related disciplines but with relevant work experience in health or sport related areas are still considered.

  • Past academic record, work experience and reference letters will be considered in the admission decision.

Course Prerequisite

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed human anatomy (3 credits) and human physiology (3 credits) (NOT exercise physiology) courses during their undergraduate / postgraduate studies.  For those who do not fulfill this requirement, they are required to complete the anatomy and physiology courses, which are organized by Department of Orthopoaedics and Traumatology, CUHK. More information will be announced in October - November 2022.


If applicants did not take human anatomy and physiology courses in their previous academic training but completed other relevant courses, please email their inquiries and course details to smhs@ort.cuhk.edu.hk for evaluation before application.


  • Applicant should bear his/her own costs and expenses incurred.

  • It is entirely applicants’ decision whether taking the above said anatomy / physiology courses or not. We declare no conflict of interest with the courses and institutes.

Language Proficiency

  • Applicants who graduated from non-English speaking countries (e.g. China, Japan) are required to satisfy the English Language proficiency requirement of Graduate School. They are required to provide additional documents for assessment of English Language Proficiency. Please click her for details.

Information for overseas students

Here is some useful information for preparing studying in Hong Kong


Office of Student Affairs (OSA) of the University provides some information for overseas students. Non-local students are recommended to read them in order to learn more about studying in CUHK.

Off Campus Accommodation

Non-local students taking self-financed taught postgraduate programme are not eligible to apply for the postgraduate halls at CUHK campus. If you are looking for off-campus accommodation information in Hong Kong, you can visit this website: 

How to Apply?