General Entrance Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes

General Entrance Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a recognised Bachelor’s / Master’s degree or equivalent.

Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities may be required to provide a “Report for Qualifications Assessment” issued by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) in order to support their applications.

Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide both Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree Certificate (學士/碩士學位證書)and Bachelor’s / Master’s Graduation Certificate (本科/碩士畢業證書). Also, an Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表) issued by the CHSI (學信網) is needed.

The University may also require applicants to apply for official transcripts to be sent directly to us from the issuing universities.  If you are currently in the final year of your Bachelor / Master’s degree study, you will be required to submit the final official transcript to the Registry before programme registration.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

(i) Research Postgraduate (RPg) and Doctor of Education (EdD) Programmes

- Overall score of IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0 (academic version); or
- TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
- Other equivalent qualifications.*
*The College English Test (CET) is not accepted as an equivalent qualification.
(ii) Taught Master’s Programmes

- Overall score of IELTS 6.0 (academic version); or
- Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
- TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
- Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
- Other equivalent qualifications.

Note: Students who are solely holding result of CET6 in order to meet the English language admission requirement should provide verification certificate (成績證明) issued by the National Education Examinations Authority (中國教育考試網) ( before programme registration. Please refer to individual offer letter for details.

Individual programmes / subjects may have different English language requirements. Please refer to individual programme information / website for details.

Other Requirements

Some postgraduate programmes may require students to submit other documents such as PSC / HSK / LPAT / HKALE / HKDSE / HKCEE / Study Statement / Research Proposal / Referee's Report, etc. Please refer to individual programme information / website for details.