Is there an admission interview?
First round of selection will mostly based on the information submitted to the application portal. Shortlisted applicants might be invited to attend interview by the admission office. Interview will be arranged via online teleconference tool such as Zoom.
Do I need to travel to Hong Kong and France for the study?
This is a 15-month full time programme, with a study period from Janaury 2023 to March 2024. You must study in Hong Kong for January-May Semester. In January 2023, you can apply for the double degree pathway to study in France for September-December Semester. Students who opt to get a single degree can study solely in Hong Kong.
Where shall I do the Dissertation?
Dissertation is the final project for this programme. Students can either choose a “startup business project” or an “academic dissertation” as their Business Project. Students may form a group of no more than three to work on a startup business project/academic dissertation. A supervisor will be assigned either from Hong Kong Baptist University or Grenoble École de Management to supervise the project production. Student can communicate with the supervisor either in person, or through internet such as email or skype. So, you can do the Dissertation in any part of the world.
How many graduation certificate and award will I get upon completion of the programme?
For students who opt for single degree, one certificate will be issued with HKBU as the awarding institution. For students who opt for double degree, if approved, two certificates will be issued, with HKBU and GEM as the awarding institution respectively.
When and how do I apply for Hong Kong student visa?
The Graduate School of HKBU will email to all MScEGM students in September to notify them for Hong Kong student visa application. The application will be centralized and processed through Hong Kong Baptist University (Visa application fee HKD600). Students need not apply for visa on their own, but students from China need to arrange with their local authorities for permit/endorsement to come to Hong Kong.
What is the estimated cost of living in Hong Kong?
It costs around HKD8,000-11,000 (approximately USD 1,000-1,400) per month in Hong Kong including the rental of a shared flat (HKD5,000-7,000), basic food (HKD2,000-3,000) and public transportation (HKD1,000).