A recognised bachelor’s degree or an equivalent professional qualification (with no work experience requirement); or
A recognised diploma plus a minimum of four years of work experience.
Language Proficiency Requirement
If English was not the medium of instruction for the first degree, applicants must meet the English language requirement as stipulated below:
TOEFL iBT: overall band score not lower than 79 (Home Edition not accepted); or
IELTS (Academic): overall band score not lower than 6.5.
Documents Required for Application – Photocopies of:
HKID card (for local applicants); Passport or other identity documents of home country (for non-local applicants)
Degree certificate(s)/ graduation diploma(s), and transcript(s) for academic qualification(s) supporting the application
English proficiency test results (TOEFL/ IELTS results), if applicable
Hong Kong public examination results, if applicable (e.g. HKCEE/ HKALE/ HKDSE)
Work experience proof, if applicable
Application Period, Methods and Process
Applications operate on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview* and sit for a written test during the application period or until all places are filled. We recommend that non-local applicants apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time for applying for student visa. Admitted applicants from overseas or mainland China must obtain a student visa to study in Hong Kong.
* Selected applicants will be interviewed via teleconferencing
* All student visa applicants are advised to submit your study application ahead of the deadline as it normally takes six weeks to process a visa.
Complete the online application form.
Consider choosing one academic referee and one professional referee (for those with working experience). The academic referee should be able to comment on your academic ability and preferably have direct experience of your academic work. The professional referee can be your current or previous employer who should be able to assess your professional abilities.
Check the accuracy of your referee’s email addresses as reference request emails are sent to your referees once you submit your application. Referees are contacted by the Graduate School via email with detailed instructions on how to submit an online reference form.
Upload all the supporting documents together with the Application Form to the Graduate School Website and pay the non-refundable application fee.
Detailed information on application can also be found under Admission to Postgraduate Studies.
Each completed application is reviewed by the admission committee.
Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend an interview via teleconferencing starting from November.
Review and Decision
The admission committee reviews the completed application and makes a decision.
Accepted applicants must pay the non-refundable first instalment of the tuition fees to confirm their place.
Admitted participants are required to attend.
- An 8-hour Academic Writing Workshop and an 2-hour Analytical Techniques Workshop in August/ September;
- An orientation session before the commencement of formal classes.
Full-time: payable in two instalments over one year
Part-time: payable in four instalments over two years
# Excluding fees for textbooks and other reading materials. Please refer to Curriculum page for CEF reimbursable courses.