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Urban Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

48 months
18679 USD/year
5425 USD/year
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Students of the Urban Studies program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong  are required to complete four courses in their area(s) of concentration including one core courses and at least three elective courses, chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor.


Concentrations of the Urban Studies program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

  • Urban Planning and Design: Students choosing this concentration learn how to enhance, conserve and develop the built environment through urban planning and design. 
  • Urban Environment: Urban environment invokes big questions at the urban scale and is deeply interrelated with urban and building design, material flow, resource consumption, transport network, land use allocations, utilization of spaces and so on. 
  • Urban Policy and Governance:  This concentration is for students who desire to understand and address social, institutional and political problems confronting cities today.  
  • Smart Sustainability Cities: The concentration on “Smart Sustainable Cities” is a new transdisciplinary area jointly offered by the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the Urban Studies Programme. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •   Urban Design Studio ​

  • Urban Planning Workshop
  •  The Cultures of Cities
  • Land & City
  •  Public Policy Analysis
  •  Introduction to GIS
  •  Urban Geography
  • Tourism Planning and Management
  • Urban Sociology
  • Essentials of Urban Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


123 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who possess a qualification that qualifies them for university admissions in the country/region where such qualification is obtained may apply admissions to the Programme. Applicants shall also have attained an acceptable level of language proficiency.
  • An interview with the applicant putting the Programme as their Band A choice may be conducted (on a selective basis), normally before the announcement of the HKDSE results. Bonus mark will be given to the interviewees with good performance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18679 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18679 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5425 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National: 42,100 HKD per year
  • International: 145,000 HKD per year

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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