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
  • Quantum Science and Technology
  • Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics (JS4690)

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

Student Sharing


Our physics department does not have an elitist mindset. A lot of you might worry that you will study with a lot of physics geniuses who will deprive you from opportunities. However, not only will there be ample chances for you to learn, but this is also a place where curiosity, initiative and passion are valued over one’s academic ability. A lot of my friends, whom certainly are not geniuses, had been joining various internship programmes, exchange programmes and study tours, and they all had a positive feedback afterwards. The teaching staff put greater care on the students who struggle with lectures and assignments.