You may visit our Postgraduate Website to view the postgraduate programme information, admission requirements and application deadlines.
Please visit individual programme websites for details.
Your paid admission acceptance fee will be converted into part of your tuition fee for the first semester. Our Finance Office will notify students regarding the payment details after programme registration. Generally speaking, you are required to pay the tuition fee according to the credit points which you have registered in each semester. Tuition fee payment deadline is normally scheduled for October and February each year. Details of payment methods can be found on Finance Office’s webpage: https://www.eduhk.hk/fo
We operate a rolling admission process for a majority of programmes, which means the sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be considered. You are therefore strongly advised to submit application before the deadline.
We accept applications after the deadline but priority will be given to applications received before the deadline.
Yes, you can apply for more than one programme. Each application will be considered by the respective Programme Leader on an individual basis. You are only required to upload one set of supporting documents. Please make use of the file name to specify the purpose of your submitted documents if needed.
We do not accept paper applications. Please submit your application through our Online Application System.
Here are the suggested steps:
i) Please input your HKID / Mainland ID / Passport Number, Surname, Given Name, Date of Birth and Email.
ii) Press “Continue” button and you will go to the next page to create an account.
iii) Input a “Login ID” and a “PIN” (password).
iv) Fill in your personal information and then save. Your account will be created.
v) Once your account is created, you will receive an acknowledgement via email.
vi) Select the appropriate Programme Type and Admission Term, select the programme you are interested in, fill in the necessary information and go through every page, upload supporting documents.
vii) Pay an application fee. Please refer to the Online Application - Guided Tour for details.
Please refer to the Online Application - Guided Tour for details.
Please check our Postgraduate Website to see if your chosen programme is open for applications. Also, please select the appropriate Programme Type and Admission Term. For example, postgraduate programmes are divided into two types: “Research Postgraduate” and “Taught Postgraduate”. List of programmes can be found on our Postgraduate Website.
When you have successfully submitted an online application, you will receive an application acknowledgement through email which contains an Application Number. If you do not receive any acknowledgement, your application is incomplete and please login again into your account and check.
Applicants are not allowed to create more than one account. If your application account is locked, please use your registered email account to send a request to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and quote your Login ID for verification. You will be given a new PIN via email.
- If the Login ID & PIN provided in your first login attempt do not match, you will be asked to provide your Date of Birth to verify your login ID.
- If you forget both your login ID and PIN, please contact us by email.
- If you only forget your PIN, you should click “forget PIN” to reset your PIN. A new PIN will be sent to you by email.
You may login your account to update your email, correspondence address and phone number directly through the system. However, if you want to change other personal information, you should use your registered email account to send us a request, quoting your HKID / Mainland ID / Passport Number. Supporting documents in some cases are required.
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Application fee for local and non-local applicants is HK$150 and HK$300 (per programme choice) respectively. After you go through all the pages and upload the supporting documents, please press “Payment” button and you will be directed to the payment gateway of the Bank of East Asia. You can pay by Visa / Master credit card or UnionPay.You may refer to "How to Submit Application Fee" for the procedures.
If your status is “Online Payment Failed”, please login your application account again after 60 minutes and try again to complete the payment procedures. Sometimes, unsuccessful payment may be due to circumstances such as:
i) Your credit card has already exceeded credit limit; or
ii) There is system interruption during your payment process.
Yes, you can pay the application fee by other payment methods, such as bank deposit / ATM in Hong Kong or T/T remittance from overseas. When you proceed to the “Payment” page, select “Other Payment Methods” and fill in the payment method in the appropriate space. Then, submit your application through the Online Admission System. You will receive an Application Number by email. When you complete the payment by other channels, quote your Application Number on the payment receipt for identification and upload the proof onto your account. Your application status will become “Paid for Verification”.
If your application fee is successfully paid, your application status will be shown as “Submitted”. You will receive an email acknowledgement containing your Application Number.
If you use other payment methods to pay the application fee, please upload your payment receipt onto your application account and select the file type “Payment Proof (Application Fee)”. After our Finance Office has received your payment, we will update your status from “Paid for Verification” to “Paid”. No individual notification will be sent to you.
Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable unless the programme you have applied is cancelled by the University.
To be eligible for admission to our postgraduate programmes, applicants should normally:
- have a recognized bachelor’s degree qualification or above; and
- fulfill the English language requirements.
Applicants whose entrance requirements is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should fulfill one of the minimum English proficiency requirements:
- 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.
Individual programme / subject may have different English language requirements. For details, please refer to the general entrance requirements.
When you submit an online application, please upload:
i) A copy of graduation certificate and academic transcript (Applicable to graduates);
ii) A copy of the latest transcript / testimonial (Applicable to final year students);
iii) English language test report (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, CET6, etc.) (if applicable);
iv) Report for Qualifications Assessment issued by HKCAAVQ (Applicable to applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities);
v) 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) https://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgcx.jsp (Applicable to applicants with degrees awarded by mainland universities); and
vi) Other supporting documents as specified by individual programme.
The University may require you to apply for official transcripts and/or language test reports which will be sent directly to us from the issuing universities / authorities.
We welcome final year students applying for our postgraduate programmes. Please submit a copy of your latest transcript or a testimonial certifying your current student status. You will be required to provide an official transcript certifying your successful completion of a bachelor’s / master’s degree before programme registration in July / August.
If you are our graduate in 1995 or after, you do not need to submit any copies of academic transcript(s) and certificate(s) issued by HKIEd / EdUHK. However, you need to authorize us to extract and use your records of studies to process your application. For qualifications obtained in other universities or institutions, submission of transcript(s) and certificate(s) is required.
If you apply for the following programmes, you need to download a standardized Referee’s Report from the “Confidential Report / References” page in the on-line application system. Invite two referees to fill in the form(s) and return to the University directly:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
- Doctor of Education (EdD)
- Doctor of Education (Chinese) (EdDC)
- Executive Master of Arts in International Educational Leadership and Change (IELC)
- Master of Arts in Leading Innovative Learning Organizations (MALILO)
For other programmes, reference letters are optional.
Yes, please check the box "Grade/Score Pending" if you have any pending grade for the examination record(s). Once your test results are available, please uncheck the box, fill in the grade, upload a copy of the test report and inform Registry by email as soon as possible.
You can only update your email, contact number, correspondence address and pending examination grades directly through the system. If you want to change other information, please submit a written request to Registry by email and upload the relevant supporting documents.
Yes, you can upload supporting documents any time after submission of application. However, you need to inform Registry by email. Due to system limitations, the maximum capacity of your upload files is 25 MB in total whereas the maximum size for each file is 4 MB. We accept documents in pdf, gif, jpg and MS word format. Please upload only those documents which are useful for our consideration of your application.
You are not allowed to change your applied programme on the occasion. However, you can submit a separate application through the system. Then, cancel the programme which you have previously applied by informing us through email. The application fee may be transferred to the new programme on discretionary basis.
If you want to change the subject under the programme for which you have applied, please submit a request to Registry by email. Changes will only be considered on special circumstances.
Certificates and transcripts, which are not in English or Chinese, should be accompanied by an official certified translation in English.
Some applicants may receive direct offers while some may be invited for an admission interview / test.
If you are shortlisted for an interview / test, you will receive a notification by email / phone call. Please check your email regularly after submission of application. Interviews will be conducted in forms of face-to-face, Skype or telephone, etc. You will be required to provide your HKID / Mainland ID / Passport for identification during the interview / test. Details will be conveyed to you by the respective Programme Team.
Some applicants may receive direct offers. Successful applicants will receive individual notification by email / post. Please check your email regularly after submission of application.
Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by email / post. Please check your email regularly after submission of application. Applicants who have not been invited for interview nor given a direct offer may still be considered if the intake quota is not filled. Individual enquiries will not be entertained during the peak seasons.
Non-local applicants will receive an email containing a scanned copy of the offer letter and its attachments. Hard copy of the offer letter will be sent to you on the same day by general surface mail (not by courier). No tracking number is available. It takes time for the postal delivery. If you do not receive the hard copy, please login your application account and check whether your correspondence address is correct or not. The scanned copy emailed to you is exactly the same as the hard copy. Please keep the scanned copy for record and future use.
Local applicants will receive an email notification informing you that an offer letter is on the way to you by post. If you do not receive the offer letter within 5 working days from the date when you receive the email notification, please contact us at 2948 6886 / email@example.com .
No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful or waitlisted applicants. If you apply for September intake and do not receive any offer before July / August, you may assume your application is unsuccessful. Individual enquiries will not be entertained during the peak seasons.
To complete the acceptance procedures, you need to login your application account to accept the offer through the system
AND pay the acceptance fee and upload the payment proof before the deadline. Details can be found here:
How to Accept an Admission Offer and Guidelines on Online Offer Acceptance.
You may pay the acceptance fee by:
- Internet banking;
- Bank deposit;
- T/T remittance; or
- Cross-border Bill Payment by Internet Banking Service under ICBC.
For identification purpose, you must quote your EPN number when you make a payment. Details of payment methods can be found on the attachments along with your offer letter.
The 8-digit EPN number is important for us to identify your payment. It is printed on the billing statement along with your offer letter. You must quote your EPN number when you pay the acceptance fee. After you make a payment, you also need to upload a payment proof and input your payment reference number. Sample can be found on How to Accept an Admission Offer .
The acceptance deadline is specified in the offer letter sent to you by post / email. You must accept the offer through the online system and pay the acceptance fee on or before the specified deadline. Otherwise, we may assume that you do not accept the offer.
To retain a study place, you are required to accept the offer and pay the acceptance fee before the deadline. If you have difficulties, please put your request in writing (along with justifications and supporting documents) and send to the respective Programme Team(s) through email for approval. Email address can be found on individual programme website or listed in the offer letters.
Yes, you are still required to pay the acceptance fee. You will need to fulfill the conditions specified in the offer letter or otherwise the offer given to you will be revoked. In case if you need to extend the deadline for fulfillment of the conditions, you are required to submit a written request to the Programme Team for approval. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Acceptance fee once paid is non-refundable.
When we send out an offer letter to you, your application status will be shown as “Offer Confirmed (Published)”. Please login your application account and accept the offer through the online system before the deadline.
It takes some time for our Finance Office to receive and verify your payment. Once your payment is received, your application status will be changed to “Offer Accepted”. Please login your application account to check. Individual enquiries will not be entertained during the peak seasons.
No individual notification will be sent to applicants for confirmation of receipt of acceptance fee. When your application status is changed to “Offer Accepted”, your acceptance procedures are completed in our record. Registration notification will be sent to you by email in July / August.
If you have applied for more than one programme and your applications are successful, you will receive individual admission offer from each respective programme. However, you can accept only one offer in the same academic year. Please indicate your decision through the system and pay the acceptance fee using the respective EPN number.
If you wish to accept the offer of Programme A, please pay the acceptance fee and accept the offer through the online system before the deadline. In case if you are given an offer from Programme B of our University and you decide to take up that offer, you will need to inform the Registry by email. Your paid admission acceptance fee in Programme A will normally be transferred to Programme B. If the acceptance fee paid previously in Programme A can only cover part of the acceptance fee of Programme B, you will need to pay the shortfall by using the new EPN displayed on the billing statement of Programme B.
You are not allowed to change your applied programme after accepting the offer. If you got another offer from another programme of EdUHK, please inform the Registry by email and acceptance fee may be transferred to the new programme on discretionary basis. Please refer to Q47 above.
If you want to change your chosen subject under the same programme, please return a completed application form to Registry by email and pay the application fee of HK$50. Changes will only be considered on special circumstances.
No, you just need to upload a copy of your academic documents when you submit an online application. However, you will need to present the ORIGINAL documents of all your qualifications stated in your application at the time of registration in July / August. The University may require you to apply for official transcripts and/or language test reports which will be sent directly to us from the issuing universities / authorities. Applicants will be notified by individual notification.
You will need to present the ORIGINAL of the following documents at registration:
i) Graduation certificate(s) and official transcript(s) of Post-Secondary Qualifications;
ii) 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 and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ);
iii) 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);
iv) Official score report(s) of language test results (e.g. IELTS / TOEFL / GCSE / GCE / CET6 / PSC / HSK / LPAT, etc.);
v) Certificates of public examinations (e.g. HKALE, HKDSE, HKCEE, GCE, CRE, etc.); and
vi) Other documents (e.g. deed poll), if applicable.
After we have received your payment of acceptance fee, we will update your application status as “Offer Accepted” in our record. Programme registration will normally be held in July / August. The registration and orientation schedule will be announced on our website (https://www.eduhk.hk/postgrad_reg/). You will receive a registration notification through email within two weeks before programme registration. Please check your registered email near the time. If you are a final year student, you will be required to send us the final transcript / testimonial certifying your successful completion of a bachelor’s / master’s degree before we can issue a registration notification to you.
The schedule and important information of registration and orientation will be announced on our website (https://www.eduhk.hk/postgrad_reg/) after mid-July. Applicants will receive individual notification through email within two weeks before programme registration. Please check your registered email near the time.
The schedule of orientation will be announced on our website (https://www.eduhk.hk/postgrad_reg/) after mid-July. You will receive important information about timetabling and course registration during the programme orientation and therefore you are expected to attend this important event. If you are unable to attend the orientation, please contact the relevant Programme office directly for advice.
When Typhoon Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 (or above) or the Black Rainstorm Signal is in force at or after 6:00am on the registration day, the registration will be postponed. You can find the bad weather arrangements on our website (https://www.eduhk.hk/postgrad_reg/) and individual notification will be sent to you by email.
If you are unable to come for programme registration as scheduled, please send us an email request for making another appointment. We will send you a re-scheduled date and time through email. Alternatively, you may authorize a person to perform registration for you (only applicable to local students). Please fill in the “Authorization Form”, give a copy of your HKID card and the ORIGINAL academic documents to the authorized person to perform registration on your behalf.
You are required to submit a recent passport-style photo to the IT Help Desk Service Counter (Room C-LP-20, Block C) for production of Student EdU Card on the registration day. After you have completed programme registration, your Student EdU Card will be available at the IT Help Desk Service Counter. Your student number is printed on your Student EdU Card. Details can be found on the “Student EdU Card Information Sheet” and “New Students Information Sheet on IT Services”.
You are required to provide a written request to us via email and specify your reasons with supporting documents (if applicable). Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will normally be allowed to defer admission for a maximum of one academic year and further extension will not be considered.
Yes, you will need to pay the acceptance fee in order to retain a study place. The paid fees will be carried forward in your student account when you start your study in the next academic year. If the tuition fee is adjusted in the next academic year, you will need to pay the adjusted fee.
The University reserves the right not to offer an academic programme owing to a variety of reason such as insufficient enrollment. Should the programme not be offered, you will receive a full refund of the acceptance fee paid. If you do not start the programme in the next academic year due to personal reasons, the paid acceptance fee is non-refundable.
Generally speaking, you will start the programme in Semester 1 of the next academic year (September). The exact programme commencement date and registration arrangements will be conveyed to you in writing in May / June. Please keep us informed of any changes in your email and correspondence address. If the acceptance fee of the programme is adjusted, you will need to pay the balance amount before completing programme registration.
Starting from 2019/20 intake cohort, a new definition of Non-local Students (NLS) has been adopted in accordance with the HKSAR Government policy. If you hold one of the following documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR, you are regarded as a non-local student for the purpose of admission to our programmes:
• student visa / entry permit; or
• visa / entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or
• dependant visa / entry permit (You were 18 years old or above when you were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.)
Definition of local and non-local applicants is listed on our website:
To make direct enquiries on the definition of non-local students, please contact the Education Bureau (EDB):
Fax: (852) 2804 6499
After you have accepted the admission offer and paid the acceptance fee, our Global Affairs Office (GAO) will assist you to apply for a student visa. Since it normally takes at least 6 weeks to process your visa application, please return the completed application form along with the required supporting documents to our GAO by the deadline stipulated in the offer letter. Once your student visa is ready, our GAO will send you the visa label by courier directly.
If you hold a visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG), you are regarded as a Non-local student. When you submit an online application, please upload a copy of your IANG visa label and indicate the expiry date. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa which can cover your study period. You should inform the University about the change of your condition of stay by providing relevant documentary proof to us as soon as possible.
If you hold a dependant visa (and you were 18 years old or above when you were issued with such visa), you are regarded as a Non-local student. When you submit an online application, please upload a copy of your Dependant visa label and indicate the expiry date. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa which covers your study period. You should inform the University about the change of your condition of stay by providing relevant documentary proof to us as soon as possible.
Apart from the Research Postgraduate Programmes (PhD & MPhil) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) which are government-funded, all of our doctoral and master’s degree programmes are self-financed postgraduate programmes. The offering of our self-financed programmes are subject to sufficient enrollment. The list of our postgraduate programmes can be found on our website.
If you are a non-local student who need a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong, you are advised to apply for our full-time programme. If you hold IANG visa or Dependant visa, please check with the Immigration Department of HKSAR if there are any conditions / restrictions on your study in Hong Kong.
Our master’s degree programmes are academic degrees which aim to equip students with the knowledge and skills of their chosen area. They are not teacher education programmes. If you want to become a registered teacher with professional qualification to teach in Hong Kong, you should apply for PGDE. Please visit PGDE website for details.
Most of our postgraduate programmes are conducted face-to-face except the Executive Master of Arts in International Educational Leadership and Change (IELC). The courses are delivered by distance education. Please visit the IELC website for details.
The Education Bureau has launched the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes) which is offered to selected full-time serving teachers in a relevant local part-time master's degree programme. For details of application requirements and procedures, please visit EDB's website.
To apply for a student visa, you should provide the following documents:
i) an application form for Entry for Study in Hong Kong ID995A with relevant parts duly completed and signed;
ii) a copy of the admission offer letter issued by the University;
iii) photocopies of your travel document (e.g. passport / Identity Card) containing the personal particulars, photo, passport validity, signature and details of any re-entry visa held (if applicable);
iv) if you are under the age of 18, one of your parents should authorize the sponsor or his relative / friend to be your guardian;
v) evidence of your financial standing (e.g. bank statements, saving account passbooks, tax receipts and employment certificates.)
You will be required to pay the visa processing fee of HK$530 after programme commencement which are the actual processing costs of your visa application and thus, non-refundable.
Normally, GAO will contact you by email to confirm your postal address starting from July. After your student visa application is approved by the Immigration Department of HKSAR, GAO will send out the visa label to you by courier. As we are processing a large number of applications during this period, visa labels will be sent out to individual applicant within July to August by batches. Please do not make enquiries about the progress of your individual application during this peak season. The University may contact you through email for any updates. You are strongly encouraged to check your email received from Registry (firstname.lastname@example.org) and GAO (email@example.com).
Non-local students from the mainland China are required to apply for a “Entry Permit D” (赴香港簽注)(逗留D). Please visit GAO website for details.
Non-local students admitted to our full-time programmes are eligible to apply for on-campus accommodation. Details can be found in the offer letter.
Due to limited number of on-campus accommodation places, the University does not guarantee that you will be offered a place. In the event that the number of applications for temporary bed places exceeds the number of places available, a draw will be made to designate the priority of applications received by the end of May (for September intake). Applications received after the deadline will not be entertained.
If you apply for the temporary bed places on the campus, please fill in the “Application Form for Accommodation in Temporary Student Bed Places at Vacant Staff Quarters” and return it directly to the Estates Office by email on or before the stipulated deadline.
Our Estates Office (EO) will send individual notification to successful applicants by email. Please contact the Estates Office directly by email.
Since on-campus accommodation is highly competitive and hence not all admitted postgraduate students can get a place. If you are unable to get an on-campus accommodation place, you will need to look for off-campus accommodation which is comparatively more expensive. Our Student Affairs Office (SAO) will provide off-campus accommodation information for reference. For details, please visit the Off-campus Accommodation Information Platform.
The estimated expenses per year, not including tuition fees, is about HK$63,000 (including HK$23,000 for on-campus accommodation (subject to annual review) and around HK$40,000 for food and general expenses. If you need to look for off-campus accommodation, please budget for extra costs of HK$45,000 depending on the type of accommodation selected and other personal factors.
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