Certificate in Christian Thought and Practice

Study Mode: Part-time Admissions: Application is open throughout the year (Application Period is Closed)
QR Registration No.: 18/000011/L3 Study Period: 1 year
Validity Period: 04/01/2018 - On-going QF Level: 3
Medium of Instruction: Chinese supplemented by English Contact Hours: Minimum 90 contact hours with at least 30 contact hours of core course(s) are required.
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3]).

Application Deadline for Sep 2021 Admission: 20 Aug 2021 (Fri) 

Application Period is Closed

Enquiry: 39436711 (Tel.) or diploma@cuhk.edu.hk (Email)

Programme Information and Application Forms

Online Application Form  21-22 Course Outline Application Form for Audit Students

Programme Objectives
  • Equipping students with the biblical studies and theological framework which is applicable in their daily life and life mission.
  • Providing biblical and theological reflections for practitioners in various workplaces.
  • Preparing the basic knowledge and thinking skills for students preparing to have full-time theological training in the future.

Entry Requirements

Form 5 Level (before 2012) or New Senior Secondary 6 Level (since 2012) or any equivalent qualifications (e.g. The International Baccalaureate or General Certificate of Secondary Education).

Conferment of Award

A 'Certificate in Christian Thought and Practice' award would be isssued by The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Days/Time

Monday / Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Venue

CCC Mongkok Church, 56 Bute Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong  ;              

Methodist City Space, 6/F, Millennium City Phase III, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong or

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, HK.

*Our School reserves the right to change the days/ time and venue of the courses at any time when necessary.

Programme Structure

1. Students are required to pass modules with a minimum no. of 90 contact hours;

2. Students are requred to take at least 30 contact hours of core courses;

3. There are total 3 areas of study, including Biblical Studies, Christian Education and Social Participation.

Courses

No. of Contact Hours

i. Core Courses 30
ii. Elective Courses 60
Total 90

Study Period

Minimum Study Period: 24 months      Maximum Study Period: 48 months

Graduation Requirement

Students are required to 

1. have an overall attendance rate of 70% or above;

2. pass modules with a minimum no. of 90 contact hours;

3. take at least 30 contact hours equivalent to at least 9 QF credits of core courses;

4. achieve an overall grade with grade D (50%) or above.

Features

1. Flexibility

4-year maximum study period allowing students to have high flexibility to finish their study.

2. Professional Teaching Team

Teachers are mainly professors of Divinity School of Chung Chi College and Professionals in various disciplines (Most of our teachers have Doctorate Degree).

3. Knowledge, Life and Growth Balance

Our programme emphasizes both biblical and theological knowledge and spiritual growth and life formation.

4. Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursable Courses

Eligible applicants who have successfully completed our courses could claim a maximum subsidy of HK$14,000 (Diploma) or HK$9,560 (Certificate).

Remark: Courses combination in each academic year will be different depending on curriculum planning and number of students. For details, please find the course offering and timetable posted in this webpage for reference. Divnity School of Chung Chi College's decision shall be final and conclusive.

Core Courses

Course Title

No. of Contact Hours

基督教研究之方法與範式

Methods and Paradigms of Christian Studies

30

基督教基本研究方法

Approaches to Christian Studies

20

在地教會觀

Ecclesiology in Contexts

20

體驗學習與生命重整

Experiential Learning and Life Transformation

10

Area of Study: Biblical Studies (Could be counted as Core Courses)

Course Title

No. of Contact Hours

新約聖經導論 

Introduction to the New Testament

20

希伯來聖經導論

Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures

20

聖經研究概論

Introduction to Biblical Studies

30

聖經與現代處境

Bible and Modern Contexts

30

聖經詮釋學

Biblical Interpretation

30

新約選讀

Selected Reading of New Testament

30

舊約選讀

Selected Reading of Old Testament

30

聖經神學

Biblical Theology

30

聖經研究專題研討

Special Topic on Biblical Studies

30

Elective Courses

Area of Study: Christian Education

Course Title

No. of Contact Hours

全人發展與基督教教育

Holistic Development and Christian Education

20

基督教教育與學習差異

Facing Diversity in Christian Education

20

應用基督教教育倫理

Applied Ethics in Christian Education

20

教育領導

Educational Leadership

20

Area of Study: Social Participation

Course Title

No. of Contact Hours

教會社關創新

Church Charity Innovation

30

社會參與及信仰實踐

Theological Practice in Social Participation

30

社會參與及詮釋

Social Participation and Hermeneutics

30

私產公益

Private Possession for the Public Good

30

Application Procedures

1. Please complete the online application form and upload the copies of supporting documents including Hong Kong Smart Identity Card, Passport Photo, academic certificate(s)/diploma(s) and related file of application fee payment. A reminder will be sent to the applicant by email after the online application form has been submitted successfully. 

2. Payment methods are as follows:

(I) Cheque or bank draft

(i) Sending cheque or bank draft by mail 

A crossed cheque or bank draft should be made payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong” and returned to our School by post. Post-dated cheque is not accepted. Please write the applicant’s name, phone no. and course code on  the back of the cheque.        

(ii) e-cheque

An e-cheque should be made payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong”. Please upload the pdf file of the e-cheque to the online application form.  

(II) Direct Bank-in

(i) Bank Counter/ ATM

Payment can be made at Hang Seng Bank counter or any ATM of HSBC/ Hang Seng Bank. After the payment is made, a softcopy of your payment slip should be uploaded to the online application form. For the hardcopy, please write the applicant’s name, phone no. and course code on the back of the slip and it should be returned to our School by post for the proof of payment.

(ii) Internet Banking

If you are an Internet banking user of Hang Seng Bank in Hong Kong, you can make the payment online. During making a transfer through the internet, please add a remark with your English name and the words “CCTP App Fee” for your transaction (e.g. CHAN TAI MAN CCTP App Fee). A receipt (either a scan, a photo or a PDF) or a screenshot from your online bank, clearly showing the transaction date, time, payment amount and reference no., should be uploaded to the online application form for the proof of payment. For internet banking user of other banks, handling fee may be charged to the Payer. Please note that the handling fee is not refundable and our School will not issue any receipt for this fee.

The address of our School: 
Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, HK.
Please also mark “Application for Diploma Programme” on the envelope. 

Account information:

Name of Bank: Hang Seng Bank Limited

Account No.: 293-005005-001

Account Name: The  Chinese University of Hong Kong

Email: diploma@cuhk.edu.hk

3. Your application will then be processed after receipt of completed application form and the cheque for the application fee or related payment record. A confirmation email will also be sent to the applicant for acknowledgement of the application.

4. Any additional information/ copy of supporting documents required will be requested on an individual basis through email/ phone call. Our school reserves the right to verify the original documents if necessary.

5. Successful applicants will receive individual notifications. Unsuccessful application and those on waiting list will also be notified.

6. A debit note and other related information will be sent to successful applicants. To completing the application procedures, students are required to pay the tuition fee and submit the required documents according to the instructions provided.

Application Fee

 HK$100 (non-refundable)

Tuition Fee

HK$140 per contact hour 

(HK$12,600 for the whole programme. Students have to pay the tuition fee before the date of commencement.)

Auditing Students

Guidelines for Auditing Students

1. Auditing students participate in class are not required to complete written assignments or exams and there will be no requirement in attendance for them.

2. Audit courses carry no academic credit and could not be applied for course exemption in future.

Application Details

Audit Fee: The audit fee is depending on the no. of contact hours of the course. The fee will be HK$70 an hour (Students must apply for an entire course.)

Deadline: 3 working days before the commencement of the course or DSCCC will stop accepting applications if applications are oversubscribed.

Application procedure

Step 1: Applicants are required to complete the online application form.

Step 2: Audit fee can be paid by crossed cheque made payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong".  Please specify the course title for application and applicant's name. Applicants may mail the cheque to our school, our address is

Kairos Academy for Theology and Life Formation

Divinity School of Chung Chi College

CUHK, Shatin, HK.

Step 3: A confirmation email with details will be sent to applicants within 3 working days after receiving the cheque.

Audit Application Form

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3]).

Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Institution Code: 002

CEF Couse Code: 37C12362-3

CEF Course Title: Certificate in Christian Thought and Practice

For details, please refer to the CEF official website: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm