Certificate Programme in Christian Thought and Practice


Study Mode: Part-time Admissions: Application is open throughout the year
QR Registration No.: 18/000011/L3 Study Period: 1 year
Validity Period: 04/01/2018 - On-going QF Level: 3
Application Deadline for Nov 2019 Admission: 20 Nov 2019
Enquiry: 39436711 (Tel.) or diploma@cuhk.edu.hk (Email)

Programme Information and Application Forms

Online Application Form Poster  Leaflet

Course Offering for 2019-20   Course Outlines for 2019-2020   Audit Application Form

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.

Conferment of Award

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

Programme Structure

1. Students are required to pass modules with a minimum no. of 200 contact hours;

2. Students are requred to take at least 80 contact hours of core courses;

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


No. of Contact Hours

i. Core Courses 80
ii. Elective Courses 120
Total 200

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 200 contact hours;

3. take at least 80 contact hours equivalent to at least 24 QF credits of core courses;

4. achieve an overall grade with grade D or above.



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.

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


Methods and Paradigms of Christian Studies



Approaches to Christian Studies



Ecclesiology in Contexts



Experiential Learning and Life Transformation


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

Course Title

No. of Contact Hours


Introduction to the New Testament



Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures



Introduction to Biblical Studies



Bible and Modern Contexts



Biblical Interpretation



Selected Reading of New Testament



Selected Reading of Old Testament



Biblical Theology


Elective Courses

Area of Study: Christian Education

Course Title

No. of Contact Hours


Holistic Development and Christian Education



Facing Diversity in Christian Education



Applied Ethics in Christian Education



Educational Leadership


Area of Study: Social Participation

Course Title

No. of Contact Hours


Church Charity Innovation



Theological Practice in Social Participation



Social Participation and Hermeneutics



Private Possession for the Public Good


Application Procedure

1. Please complete the online enrolment form and upload the copies of supporting documents including Hong Kong Smart Identity Card, Passport Photo and academic certificate(s)/diploma(s). A reminder will be sent to the applicant by email after the online enrolment form has been completed correctly. 
2. A crossed cheque should be made payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong” and returned by mail together with all supplementary documents which has not been submitted through the online enrolment form. Post-dated cheque is not accepted. Please write the applicant’s name, HK Smart Identity card number and course name on the back of the cheque. The address of our school is: 
Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, HK.
Please also mark “Diploma/Certificate Application” on the envelope. 
3. Any additional information/ copy of supporting documents required will be requested on an individual basis through email. Our school reserves the right to verify the original documents if necessary.
4. Your online enrolment will then be processed upon receipt of completed online enrolment form and the cheque for the application fee. A confirmation email will also be sent to the applicant for acknowledgement of his/her application.
5. Successful applicants will receive individual notifications. Unsuccessful application and those on waiting list will also be notified.
6. A payment advice 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$120 per contact hour 

(HK$10,800 for the whole programme, only one instalment during admission)

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$60 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