The LLM in Chinese Business Law Programme provides students with a structured course to study the principles, processes, institutions and methods of civil and commercial law in China in the context of an evolving political, economic and social environment. It is designed to enable students to develop a broad intellectual outlook on the legal aspects of doing business
|Medium of instruction:||English|
|How and when to apply:|
Applications for 2021 intake are now invited. You may apply through our on-line application system at the University’s Graduate School webpage.
All applicants must fulfill the General Admission Requirements and the English Language Proficiency Requirement prescribed by the University’s
In addition applicants must have:
As many areas of professional activity are related to law, we welcome applications from applicants who work in the areas of commerce, accountancy, social work, public administration, and similar
Applicants whose undergraduate studies were not conducted and assessed in English are required to take an appropriate English language proficiency test and achieve a sufficient score, such as a score of 570 or above in TOEFL (Paper Based Test), 88 or above in TOEFL (Internet-Based Test); Band 6.5 or better in IELTS; or equivalent. The test results must be obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the LLM Programme.
Full-time: one year (normative study period) – two years (maximum study period).
Part-time: two years (normative study period) – three years (maximum study period).
|Campus:||The CUHK Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central.|
24 units: including 12 units of required courses and 12 units of elective courses. Students should pass all the assessments with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in order to be recommended
Students may select the above LLM in Chinese Business Law Elective Courses or any other approved courses offered under the JD or LLM Programmes.
Students who would like to undertake independent research project in an area of significant personal interest may choose Independent Research or Independent Research Dissertation.
The offering of an elective course in any term will depend on teacher availability and sufficient
Full-time mode (1 year)
Part-time mode (2 years)
A 3-unit course will usually have three teaching hours per week.
Classes are held during daytime and evenings of weekdays and daytime
Classes will incorporate a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and
Students may take elective courses offered in other LLM Programmes and the JD Programme offered by CUHK LAW subject to availability
|Additional learning & |
HK$5,880 per unit* for a total of 24 units within the normative
Students will be billed at the beginning of each term based on the number of units for which they have registered. Extra fees may be charged for students studying outside the normative study period.
*subject to annual review
|Scholarships and Prizes:|
|Further study options:||Master of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (PhD)|
|Student housing:||There is a shortage of on campus student accommodation for non-local postgraduate students. When relocating to Hong Kong students are advised they will need to rely on (readily-available) private off-campus accommodation during |
Yes. However, you can only study one programme at a time. Therefore, if more than one of your applications are successful you must choose only
No. The application fee once paid is
Yes. Any application received without the payment of the application fee will not be processed until the application fee
Yes. Students may apply for admission before completion of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) provided that they are in the final year of study. In this situation any offer will be made subject to the condition that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and for admission to the LLM programme are satisfied prior to commencing the
Yes. You can apply for admission to join a LLM programme before fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement, but you must fulfill the Requirement and provide documentary proof prior to commencing the LLM programme. Any admission offer will be made conditional on you fulfilling the English Language
No. The Hong Kong Immigration Department has advised that in general it is unlikely that they will issue student visas to non-local applicants who intend to study part-time in Hong Kong. Therefore non-local students are strongly advised to study full-time in order to facilitate their student
Your official university transcript and confidential recommendations should be sent directly from your university and referees to CUHK LAW in
CUHK LAW selects applicants on the basis of academic merit. CUHK LAW welcomes applications from applicants around the world based upon the philosophy that diversity enriches the
No. However, applicants who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) obtained in Hong Kong or in an English-speaking country are required to fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement of the
No. On receipt of formal offers students will need to make their own arrangements for the payment of the deposit should they wish
Meanwhile, eligible local applicants may apply for financial support under Non-means-tested Loan Scheme from
Overseas students may check with organizations, government authorities etc, of their home countries if there is any financial
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Application materials are disposed of after the end of each admission exercise. New applications will be
Newly admitted students are required to pay the tuition fees on or before the payment due date stated in the debit note in the admission package. Current students will receive a debit note at the beginning of each term, and are required to settle the tuition fees on or before the payment
Students who have not completed the programme requirements within the normative study period may apply to postpone the expected graduation date by submitting the Application Form for Change of Expected Graduation Date to CUHK LAW. The maximum extension is up to one year. The application is subject to the approval of CUHK LAW. The academic status of those students studying outside the normative study period will become “continuing”. Extra tuition fees may be charged for continuing students and the fee level for continuing student is subject to
Applicants should refer to the website of the Immigration Departmentfor details concerning employment