The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) (CUHK(SZ)) are launching a comprehensive Collaborative Double Major Programme, the first-of-its-kind in Hong Kong.
Students will pursue two majors including Interdisciplinary Data Analytics offered by CUHK, and another major from among specific academic disciplines (Science, Engineering and Business) offered by either CUHK or CUHK(SZ). Within the four years of studies, they will attend classes and participate in learning and research activities at both the CUHK Shatin campus and the Shenzhen campus.
The programme is ideally suited for students interested in pursing a career in leading national organizations and multi-national enterprises committed to developing markets in the GBA or Mainland China.
In 2014, CUHK(SZ) was founded with the mission of providing higher education that bridges China and the world. It endeavours to cultivate innovative talents with a global perspective and who value Chinese cultural traditions and social responsibilities. CUHK governs the academic standards of CUHK(SZ), ensuring that teaching and learning are at the same high level as on the Shatin campus.
* The programme is subject to approval by the Senate of CUHK.
The IDADM programme will be launched in 2023/24 academic year.
This programme targets for elite students who are:
1) keen to build knowledge and skills in data analytics across Business, Science and Engineering;
2) enthusiastic to learn from the same cohort of elite students with a different background;
3) eager to expose to new challenges in other cities;
4) ready to build a personal network in order to develop career in innovation and technology.
Students could have different choices of selecting either Shatin-based majors or Shenzhen-based majors, while still required to study at CUHK(SZ) for two years.
No. Students will choose the Second Major after they have completed one year of study.
You will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree from the admitted programme of CUHK or CUHK(SZ). For example, a CUHK student will be awarded a BSc in Interdisciplinary Data Analytics; a CUHK(SZ) student will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree of the First Major programme. Both the First Major and the Second Major will be printed on the transcript and degree certificate.
If you are admitted by CUHK, you will maintain the status of a full-time CUHK registered student even when you are studying in CUHK(SZ); you will pay the regular tuition fee of CUHK but enjoy the welfare entitled for a full-time student in both campuses, and vice versa for CUHK(SZ) students.
The degree classification will be based on your performance in all courses taken in both campuses.
You will work full-time with pay during the work terms (summer break of Year 3 and first term of Year 4), i.e. from around May to December. With careful planning you will be able to complete all units for graduation within the normative study year. Advices will be given to you on how to devise an appropriate study plan.
Applying to IDADM
For HK students: apply through JUPAS (with HKDSE qualification) or to CUHK directly through Non-JUPAS (with IB, GCE-AL etc.) channels.
For International students: apply to CUHK directly through Non-JUPAS (overseas / other qualifications) . The requirements are similar to the Non-JUPAS (local) admission.
For SZ students: apply through the admitted programmes at CUHK(SZ) that participate in the IDADM.
The target intake for the first cohort is about 40-50, with 20-25 each from Shatin and Shenzhen campus.
We don’t have the admission statistics for this newly established programme. However, we shall consider the best 5 scores in HKDSE for admission selection, and may release the expected score for reference before the announcement of HKDSE result in 2023.
IDADM may consider nominations of Year 1 students from participating Major Programmes for internal transfer.
If you are a degree-seeking student at CUHK or CUHK(SZ), you are eligible for this programme.
On campus accommodation will be provided to you during your study in the host campus, at a cost equivalent to other regular students. However, you need to go through the normal procedure of applying hostel accommodation during the study at your own institution (home campus).
You will be assigned to a College on each campus and enjoy its facilities (include hostel, dining hall etc.) and College events.
You are eligible to apply for scholarships and other financial assistance from your own institution (home campus).
You are eligible to join the exchange programmes offered by your own university (home campus). However, you must pay attention whether the credits earned from attending courses in the exchange activities can be transferred to CUHK. We would help you to design a good study plan that avoids deferring graduation from the IDADM programme.
We plan to invite shortlisted applicants for an admission interview administered by the IDADM programme.
The IDADM programme is looking for students who have the following skills and experience, which need time to build and accumulate. Start the preparation well before the interview.
1) Strong interest in data science and its application
2) Experience in cross-cultural activities
3) Good interpersonal skills
4) Demonstrable self-leadership
5) Good communication skills