Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - B.Sc. in Physics

B.Sc. in Physics

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Admission  SCIENCE (JS4601)  OR
Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics (JS4690)



Building upon a tradition of excellence in teaching and research, the physics curriculum continues to enable students to have a good grasp of fundamentals of physics and a basket of analytic, experimental, numerical, research, communication and other generic skills, and to appreciate and understand the important applications of physics in modern society.


  • A selected set of core required courses lays a solid foundation and delivers a basket of transferrable skills through various learning activities

  • Elective courses allow students to explore their talent and interest in different branches of physics
  • Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics (JS4690) places special emphasis on building research capabilities. It is particularly designed for students who are interested in academic research career

Streams of Study

  • Astrophysics and Particle Physics
  • Computational and Data Physics
  • Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics (JS4690)
  • Quantum Science and Technology

Research Opportunities

  • Plenty of research opportunities in various fields of science: Nano Materials and Energy Materials, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics, Quantum Science, Soft Matters and Complex Systems, Biological Physics and Quantitative Biology

  • Teachers and students participate in international projects: Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment, ATLAS (CERN) and gravitational waves (LIGO)

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Research / Exchange Programmes: Summer Internship Research Programme, Overseas Programme for Undergraduate Research Students (OPUS), Summer Undergraduate Research Exchange (SURE) programme and Study Tour

  • Internship Programmes: Summer TeacherApprenticeship programme, Internship programmes in the Hong Kong Observatory and the Hong Kong Space Museum

Scholarships and Grants

  • Admission Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Research Experience Grant (UREG)
  • Many other scholarships including: Physics Prize, CN Yang Scholarship and etc.

Career Prospects

Postgraduate studies in physics and related subjects at the doctorial or master’s degree level in local and overseas universities (e.g. CUHK, Caltech, MIT, Princeton, Cambridge, Oxford)

Physics graduates have found employment in:

  • Education
  • Government, social and public services
  • Industry, commerce and publishing industry

Alumnus Sharing

LEE Sze Him

Physics Department has provided a very supportive environment for students, including me, to study effectively. Teaching assistants are helpful and always discuss physics topics with us in tutorials. Many Physics teachers offer undergraduate students opportunities with exposure to early research. The Department also offers a wide range of learning activities, both locally and overseas to us, such as summer research internship and overseas research opportunities. I have joined a study tour to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research called CERN and other research facilities in Switzerland, which undoubtedly helped increase my understanding of how scientists carry out their work. All in all, I would say CUHK is a great place to learn and a place provides international opportunities and perspectives.