FAQ

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 to pursue a “startup business project” or an “academic dissertation” for their disseration period. 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 research/project. Students can communicate with their respective supervisor either in person, or through internet via email, skype or zoom. So, you can choose to conduct research for your project/dissertation at a location that fit your research/market interest.

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.

Can I take the online versions of IELTS or TOEFL?

Minimum English proficiency of MScEGM can be viewed in Admission Requirements. We do not accept any English test taken outside an official test centre. All such tests (such as Duolingo, TOEFL home edition, IELTS indicator, etc.) are NOT ACCEPTED. In case official versions of IELTS Academic or TOEFL iBT are currently unavailable at your city/country (for example, due to Covid-19 lock down), submitting score of an online test might act as a reference. However, please take note on two points: (1) such online test score will be useful ONLY IF you get a really high score; and (2) you will still need to obtain a passing grade in your next proper test in an official exam centre, before a full offer can be issued.

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).

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