DSPS Programme is for students who:

  • have a strong interest in BOTH data science and public policy;

  • enjoy a social science perspective of inquiry;

  • seek to transform knowledge and technologies into responsible solutions;

  • aspire to make impactful changes in society after graduation;

  • strive to acquire broad and transferable knowledge and skills that enable them to take diverse career paths.


Programme Leaflet (for 2023 Entry) [Click here


Intake quota for 2023 entry: 20*

*(indicative only and is subject to adjustment)


Admission through JUPAS (Code: JS4893)

Applicants are required to fulfill both the minimum University requirements and Programme requirements. DSPS Programme requirements are as follows:

Chinese Language3
English Language3
Liberal Studies2
2 Elective Subjects OR
1 Elective Subject and Mathematics Extended Part Module I or Module II

Admission through Mainland (Gaokao) (*with effect from 2023 Entry)

Applicants who fulfilled the University requirements can be considered for admission to DSPS Programme as follows:

Applicants can choose to be admitted to DSPS Programme during the first year of attendance; OR

Applicants can choose to be admitted to the Faculty of Social Science during the first year of attendance and declare DSPS as major programme starting from the second year of attendance. 


Admission through Non-JUPAS Local^ & International Students Admissions Scheme

  1. Applicants should fulfill the University General Entrance Requirements.

  2. For details, please visit the website of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA) at admission.cuhk.edu.hk

^ Local applicants with qualifications other than HKDSE, such as recognized international qualifications or post-secondary qualifications, please refer to OAFA Website for details.


Admission Scholarships

The Faculty will offer scholarships to students with comparable admission scholarship offer. Please send the relevant proof to fssc05@cuhk.edu.hk for consideration.

The University also offers various types of scholarships and financial aid.

For further information, please visit the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid - Scholarships and Financial Aid: http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/scholarships/admission.html