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The programme structure is basically the same except the length of the study of full-time students is one year while the part-time students is two-years. Courses/lecturers for both full-time and part-time students take places mainly on weekday evenings and occasionally on weekends.

You can apply for both the part-time and full-time study but you have to make two on-line applications i.e. you need to pay the application fee twice. However, you only need to send one set of application documents to the University by stating that you have applied for both studies. If you are admitted, you will be asked, in late July, to opt for one study mode.

We accept only official certified copies of the certificates and complete official transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The University requirement for eligibility includes a transcript of your undergraduate degree and postgraduate studies in English. If your transcript is issued in a language other than English, it is required that you have it translated. This can be done by your home institution, a lawyer, notary public or registered court translator / interpreter (HK).

 

It is a copy of a document that has been duly declared as a true copy before a notary public (e.g. Commissioner for Oaths at a City District Office, Hong Kong SAR Government), or certified by the appropriate office/department of your institution.

If you have already applied to our programme and you are currently in Hong Kong, the office of Commissioner for Oaths at a City District, Hong Kong SAR Government will provide declaration service free of charge (https://www.had.gov.hk/en/public_services/public_enquiry_services/provided.htm) and we will treat that documents as certified true copy.

The Administration of Declaration/Oath for Private Use, is a free service available at our District Offices to members of the public who need to make declarations or oaths (including affirmations in lieu of oaths) to non-governmental bodies for private use. The Offices have designated time slots for this service as shown below for general information. Please note that the time slots may be subject to change without further notice, and you are strongly advised to consult the relevant Office in advance to confirm. Generally, you are required to arrive 15 minutes before the time slot for preparatory work (e.g. completing of the form and stamping of the relevant documents).

We receive anywhere from 180 to 250 applications, we then short list applicants and subsequently interview 70 to 80, with an intake of 50 with about 50/50 split between full-time and part-time.

 

The Part -Time is over two years and courses / lectures will be offered in the evenings and some Saturday mornings. Evening classes take place 6:30-9:30pm on campus. Each core course is 6 credits with 36 teaching hours, electives are 3 credits with 18 teaching hours, plus a group Capstone is required. Some electives are scheduled more intensively and offer an executive style of learning, and some include site visits with local organizations.

First Semester: September 1 – December 23, 2021
Second Semester: January 18 – May 29, 2022

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or
C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or
D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or
E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

You may also refer to HKU admission website for more info.

You may also refer to HKU admission website for more info.
For more information on application procedures please go here and you may also email Ms. Jamie Yuen, Executive Officer at jamiey@hku.hk