JS4824 經濟學


Projected Enrolment

This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.


Duration of Study

The normative study period is 4 years.

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:


Programme Highlights


2021 Requirements


Score Calculation


2020 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...


Economics as Social Science at CUHK

While most Hong Kong universities have their economics departments housed within the business schools, economics is positioned as a social science at CUHK. This structure makes it clear that economics is not just about applying the theories in business, but can be applied in numerous contexts.


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5 concentration Areas to Suit Student Interests

To cater to each student’s interest and career aspiration, a maximum of two of the following 5 concentration areas can be selected:
  • Business Economics
  • Chinese Economy
  • Data Analytics
  • Economic Theory
  • Financial Economics 


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Exclusive Internship Opportunities and Prestigious Exchange Partners

The Economics programme has a dedicated career officer to support the students’ career developments. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Census and Statistics Department of the HKSAR Government offer internships exclusively to CUHK economics majors. The programme is also in partnership with three prestigious European universities—Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Universität Mannheim in Germany and University of Bath in the UK — in organizing exchange programmes


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Wondering what your life would be like as a CUHK Economics student?

Watch the following videos to explore:

1) CUHK Economics Project Exhibition 2019 [2:00]
2) Introducing our Career Unit [2:21] in English
3) Alumni Sharing: Jason CHEUNG [1:07] in Cantonese
4) A Video by CUHK Economics Students: A Day in My Life [6:58] in Cantonese

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Programme-specific Requirements (2021 Entry)

JUPAS applicants must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be considered by the programme concerned

Liberal Studies2
Elective 13
Elective 2 or M1/M23

Note 1: Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling the minimum eligibility for application of 4 core and 2 elective subjects.

Interview Arrangement

release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis

release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis

For Admission Score Calculation

Score Conversion

Level 5** = 8.5
Level 5* = 7
Level 5 = 5.5

Level 4 = 4
Level 3 = 3
Level 2 = 2
Level 1 = 1

HKDSE Subject Weighting

SUbjects with heavier weighting:

Mathematics (x 1.5)

The best one subject of M1/M2, Chemistry, Economics or Physics (x 1.5)

Selection Principle

Best 5

The programme calculates admission scores based on the total score of Best 5 HKDSE subjects.

Bonus points will be awarded to the 6th and 7th subjects.

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting

No penalty will be imposed

Note 1: Please note that admission to the University is on a competitive basis. Apart from public examination results, applicants' other learning experiences, prior education, and interview performance (if any) will also be considered.

Note 2: For score conversion of Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1

Note 3For 2021 entry, the best result in the same subject taken by a candidate in his/her three most recent attempts of the HKDSE examination will be used for calculation of the admission score.

Admission Grades (2020 Entry)

Programme Selection Principle in 2020 entry: Best 5

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
UQ435*3 455 24
M3543 5*5 23
LQ4555 44423

Note 1: The Total Reference Score is the total score of the applicant calculated based on the programme selection principle (where level 5** = 7 / level 5* = 6 / level 5 = 5 / level 4 = 4 /  level 3 = 3 / level 2 = 2 / level 1 = 1 for Category A subjects. For Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1).

Note 2: In the admission process, some programmes may have additional requirements (such as specifying subject requirements, assigning heavier weighting to specific subjects, etc.) which are NOT reflected in the Total Reference Score above.

Note 3: Please note that as admission is NOT based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

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