Admission Requirements

Academic Qualification

Academic Qualification

  • 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; or

  • IELTS (Academic): overall band score not lower than 6.5.

Language Proficiency Requirement

2020/21 Admission Updates (For Taught Postgraduate Programmes Only)

The University accepts the following English test results for the 2020/21 admission due to the suspension of test centres caused by COVID-19:

  • TOEFL-iBT Special Home Edition: Score of 79 or above
  • IELTS Indicator: Overall score of 6.5 or above
  • Duolingo English Test: 110 or above

For details, please refer to the Office of Graduate School webpage

Supporting Document Checklist

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)

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Work experience proof, if applicable


Admission Events

Zhuhai, ChinaBeijing, China

UIC 10th International Postgraduate Education Information Fair 2019
2 Nov 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting room 1, 2/F. V-continent Beijing Park-view Wuzhou hotel (北京五洲皇冠國 際酒店二層會議室 1)

Bangkok, ThailandBangkok, Thailand

QS Grad School Tour
9 Nov 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Hotel Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

QS Grad School Tour
13 Nov 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

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

Application Schedule

* 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.

Part-time application 31 July 2020
Full-time application Final round: 30 June 2020*
(Closed Application)

Application Methods

Application Methods
  1. Complete the online application form.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Upload all the supporting documents together with the Application Form to the Graduate School Website and pay the non-refundable application fee.

  5. Detailed information on application can also be found under Admission to Postgraduate Studies.

Application Process

Preliminary Review

Each completed application is reviewed by the admission committee.

Selection Interview

Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend an interview via teleconferencing starting from December.

Review and Decision

The admission committee reviews the completed application and makes a decision.

Tuition Payment

Accepted applicants must pay the non-refundable first instalment of the tuition fees to confirm their place.

Orientation Day

Admitted participants are required to attend.

  1. An 8-hour Academic Writing Workshop and an 2-hour Analytical Techniques Workshop in August/ September;
  2. An orientation session before the commencement of formal classes.


Tuition Fees#

  • 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.





Application Fee

  • Non-refundable