General Admission Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor degree in Nursing or Health Science or all equivalent awarded by a local university, or an overseas university of acceptable standing;

  • Proficiency in Cantonese is preferable.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Obtained a degree from a university in which English is the medium of instruction of degree programmes; or

  • Achieved minimum scores in the following English Language tests/examinations as indicated:

    • TOEFL*: 550 (Paper-based) / 213 (Computer-based) / 80 (Internet-based); or

    • IELTS*: an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5; or

    • HKALE Use of English: Grade E; or

    • HKDSE Examination English Language: Level 3; or

  • Equivalent qualifications.

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


Application fee: HK$300

Tuition fee: HK$72,000

Please note that the application fees and tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable or non-transferable.


The students who completed the following programmes / courses may apply for course and unit exemption from Course 1: Elementary Occupational and Environmental Health of the current programme:

  • The Occupational Health Practice short course organized by CUHK;

  • Certificate Course in Occupational Health Practice organized by CUHK; or

  • Undergraduate courses PHPC3016 Environment and Health and PHPC3017 Work and Health organized by CUHK


  • For a course to be exempted, the student should have obtained a grade not lower than B-;

  • The course can be considered for exemption with a validity period of up to 6 years after graduation;

  • The final approval of the exemption application is subject to the School’s decision. The School may decide not to exempt the student from a course in view of the actual situation. E.g. If there have been major changes in the course content, a student may not be granted exemption, even if the above criteria are met;

  • Course exempted will not be counted during GPA calculations and will appear on transcript only as the total number of units recognized as equivalent. Tuition fee will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis.

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