BSocSc Asian and International Studies


Academic Year of Entry 2022/23
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1102
BSocSc Asian and International Studies
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Admissions Tutor
Dr Yuk Wah CHAN
Acting Deputy Admissions Tutor
Dr Linda Yin-nor TJIA
Programme Leader
Prof Daniel C LYNCH
General Enquiries
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1102

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Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

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Department of Asian and International Studies

Asian and International Studies explores Asia’s place in the contemporary world and Hong Kong’s strategic positioning in the region and the world. It aims to develop students’ knowledge of socio-political, economic, and cultural processes of change occurring in the countries of Asia and to situate them in the broader international context, reflecting the increasing significance of Asia in world affairs. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum and training in social research, the major seeks to equip students with analytic skills of value to organizations in diverse economic sectors in Hong Kong, Asia, and beyond. The program is taught by faculty members from diverse disciplines of sociology, anthropology, and political science. It will enhance students’ skills in critical reasoning and problem-solving, and will extend and deepen their regional and global perspectives. Upon graduation, students are well equipped for both public and private sectors to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including business, project-planning and management, public relations, politics, research and education, mass media, politics, social enterprises, as well as non-governmental and community organizations.

Our Target

This major explores Asia’s significance in contemporary world politics and Hong Kong’s strategic positions within China, Asia and the world. It aims to develop students’ knowledge of the socio-political, economic and cultural changes occurring in Asian countries and to situate them in the broader international context. Students will learn to contemplate Asia's increasingly significant roles in world affairs and examine these roles with both theoretical and practical analytical tools. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum and social research training, the major seeks to equip students with analytical skills that are of great value to organizations in different administrative and economic sectors throughout Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. In addition, it enhances students’ critical reasoning and problem-solving skills, and will deepen their regional and global perspectives.

Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this program (admission code: 1102) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies program.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following program:

  • BSocSc Asian and International Studies (admission code: 1327A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

First-Year Curriculum

For details of the program’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue.

(Note: The catalogue for the 2021 cohort is for reference only. The 2022 catalogue will be published around July 2022.)


Student/Alumni Sharing

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Bonus Features

  • This major is the first and only program in Hong Kong to focus on the increasingly important Asian region in this Asian age.
  • It strengthens students’ international perspectives.
  • Four-year degree students enrolled at the City University of Hong Kong have a chance to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University during their second year.  Students admitted to the Joint Program will earn two bachelor degrees, awarded by the two universities.
  • It is staffed by scholars conducting field-based research in Asian countries and provides students with up-to-date and in-depth regional knowledge.
  • It features opportunities for students to join overseas exchange programs and field trips to different countries in and beyond Asia to broaden their horizons.
  • AIS’s internship program offers on-site job training in a number of fields, such as non-government organizations, marketing and research firms, private companies, media sectors, political parties and policy consultancy agencies.

Did You Know?

Graduates from AIS have obtained jobs in teaching positions at all levels, as well as jobs in the private sector, such as editors, non-governmental organization workers, journalists, public-relations personnel, researchers, management trainees, etc.