I don't have a business undergraduate degree. Does this prevent me from admission to your MScCGC Programme?
No, it won’t. We welcome applicants in all disciplines. Professional qualifications such as ACCA, HKICPA, or CFA are considered to be bachelor equivalent.
Who can I invite to be my referees?
A referee should be a respected person who knows you well and is able to comment on your characteristics and suitability for the program. For example, a manager or supervisor from your work, a course instructor or professor from the institute you previously studied, or a respected professional acquaintance that you know.
Is there any financial assistance offered to students?
Local* full-time and part-time students are eligible to apply for the Government Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme, in the form of loans to cover tuition fees;
* “local students” refers to Hong Kong residents and holders of one-way permits from Mainland China.
For details please visit the web site of the Student Financial Assistance Agency, HKSAR
If I am offered a place in the MScCGC Programme, can I apply for exemption or credit transfer?
Students may apply for exemption from taking up to two courses* on recommendation by the MScCGC Programme Director and by special approval of the Director of Graduate School, providing they have taken similar or equivalent courses at a recognized university or comparable institution (and achieved a satisfactory grade) previously. The University reserves the right to refuse to grant units for courses which are not deemed to be equivalent to the University courses and for courses with grades below the equivalence of grade “B-” in the University grading system.
* Transfer of units is limited to four core courses namely ACCT7770 Corporate Accounting, MGNT7740 Strategic Management, ACCT7820 Taxation and ACCT7780 Corporate Law (only holders of Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree from recognized universities may apply for transfer of units of Corporate Law. Master of Law degree is not regarded as equivalent to LLB or JD for the purpose of application for transfer of units.
Do I need to pay the tuition fees for the exempted courses?
Since the MScCGC Programme is operating on a programme-based system, students are required to pay the tuition fees of all the required courses even transfer of units (exemptions) are granted for any of these courses. Students are welcome to sit in the classes of the exempted courses to refresh their knowledge.
What is the tuition fee and when does it need to be paid?
The tuition fee for the whole program is HKD$150,000 for 2018-19 intake.
Installment Payment Due Date Part-time (HK$) Full-time (HK$) First Upon confimation of admission offer. 30,000 50,000 Second Before the commencement of the second trimester in Year-one, usually around mid-November. 30,000 50,000 Third Before the commencement of the third trimester in Year-one, usually around late February. 30,000 50,000 Fourth Within the first few days of the first trimester in Year-two, usually in early September. 30,000 N/A Fifth Before the commencement of the second trimester in Year-two, usually around mid-November. 30,000 N/A Total 150,000 150,000
Additional FAQs pertaining to non-local applicants/graduates:
What kind of visa/entry permit do I need for studying in Hong Kong?
All non-local students must obtain a Student Visa or Entry Permit issued by the Director of Immigration for entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education. For details, please visit Immigration Department website. Our Graduate School will contact successful non-local applicants to apply for a Student Visa when the offer is made.
I graduated from a recognized University in Mainland China, and noted that I need to submit score of IELTS or TOEFL for meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement of the MScCGC Programme. May I know the minimum requirement of these tests?
If English was not the medium of instruction for undergraduate studies, applicants are required to provide evidence of good English of proficiency: a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (Paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based), IELTS (Academic) Overall Band score of 6.5 or an equivalent score on a comparable test.
I am a non-local student, can I get a bed place in your on-campus hostel?
On-campus accommodation cannot be provided to students taking Taught programmes due to current shortage in on-campus hostel places. Students may choose to seek suitable accommodations on their own or through property agents. Our University also provides off-campus hostels for post-graduate students, subject to availability. For details please visit the web site of our office of Student Affairs.
Can non-local students stay and work in Hong Kong after graduated?
According to ”Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates" (IANG), non-local fresh graduates who wish to apply to stay and work in the HKSAR may be granted 12 months' stay on time limitation without other conditions of stay provided that normal immigration requirements are met. For details please visit Immigration Department website.