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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [MATESOL]



We welcome applications from local and non-local applicants. If you are required to obtain a student visa / entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration in order to study in Hong Kong, you are regarded as a non-local applicant. Residence status is not a criterion for selection.


Kindly note that applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Places are filled continually throughout the admission period, and there is a possibility that the quotas may be full before the deadline. Early application is therefore strongly encouraged. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend admission interviews.


Entrance Requirements


Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor's degree and preferably meet at least one of the following requirements:

  1. a recognised language teaching qualification;
  2. working experience in TESOL.

Holders of a bachelor's degree in disciplines other than English may also be considered.


Candidates without a teaching qualification should be aware that MATESOL is an advanced academic qualification that is most valuable in conjunction with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (English) (PGDE or equivalent) qualification. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.


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:

  • IELTS 7.0 with subtest no lower than 6.5; or

  • a TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test); or

  • other equivalent qualifications.


Notes to Non-local Applicants


  • Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system please include your IELTS / TOEFL test result - the most recent one - in your application documents. Otherwise, your application may be delayed.

  • It normally takes 6-8 weeks for the Hong Kong Immigration Department to process visa applications. You are therefore strongly advised to submit your application as early as possible.

  • Your application can be completed online without going through any education agencies. Please submit your application online at


Application Deadline


2nd round application deadline (Full-time mode) - September 2022 intake:

Non-local students: 31 March 2022 

Local students: 31 March 2022 


Applicants are advised to login their online application account ( to view their application results. Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by email / post. Those who do not receive an admission offer in the main round may be put into our waiting list or their applications are being processed in the subsequent round(s).

For details of the admission schedule, please refer to Registry’s website.




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EdUhk does not encourage students to entrust their application to any thrid party agents and we always contact applicants directly on updates regarding the applications. You must complete and submit your own application and provide your own personal and contact details. Please refer to the offical EdUHK channels, such as programme websites and the admission system, for the required information to complete your application. 

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