The Education University of Hong Kong

 Master of Education

For Prospective Students

 Programme Code: A1M043  / C2M001
 Study Mode: One-year Full-time / Two-year Part-time
 Programme Director: Dr TSANG, Yiu Fai Chris
 Programme Coordinator: Dr CHENG Wing Tung Michelle

Application Deadline (2022/23 Intake): Closed

In Semester 1 of 2022/23, the default mode of teaching of all classes will be in-person on campus using face-to-face mode. Students who are currently not in Hong Kong are advised to make their travel plan as early as possible and allow sufficient time for off-campus quarantine in compliance with the Government’s requirements.

EdUHK does not encourage students to entrust their application to any third 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 official EdUHK channels, such as programme websites and the admission system, for the required information to complete your application.

Tuition Fee & Scholarship

    • This programme is offered on a self-funded basis. The tuition fee for the 2022/23 academic year is HK$5,400 per credit point, i.e. HK$129,600 for the 24-credit point MEd programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment.


    • The University reserves the right to make changes to the tuition fee without prior notice. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.


    • Extension fees will be charged to students who have to extend their studies beyond the normal duration (i.e. 1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time).
  • Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes) (2022/23)

    The Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes) launched by the Education Bureau is now inviting applications. This scholarship aims to recognize achievements of high-performing teachers and to encourage teachers' pursuit of higher qualifications as well as to enhance their professionalism. Application is open to full-time regular teachers who

    (a) are permanent residents of Hong Kong;  

    (b) are regular teachers* in local day schools (including primary, secondary and special schools) offering a formal curriculum at the time of application;

    (c) have no less than five years (as at 31 August 2021) of full-time teaching experience# in local primary or secondary day schools (including special schools) offering a formal curriculum;

    (d) adhere to the standards of professional conduct of teachers and have no records of professional misconduct and punishment imposed by EDB and/ or schools;

    (e) have not been awarded this Scholarship before; and

    (f) have enrolled to start, in the 2022/23 school year, a local part-time master's degree programme specialising in one of the following areas:

    (i) Catering for Learner Diversity (including Special Educational Needs, Gifted Education and Inclusive Education)

    (ii) Chinese Culture

    (iii) Chinese History and History

    (iv) Educational Leadership

    (v) Guidance and Counselling (including Career Guidance, Counselling and Life Education)

    (vi) Information Technology in Education

    (vii) Language Education (Chinese or English)

    (viii) Parent Education and Home-school Co-operation

    (ix) STEM$ Education

    (x) Values Education


    In the context of Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and private schools, “regular teachers” refers to regular members of the teaching staff in school. Teachers employed under the Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme in public sector are not included.

    # Applicants’ experience of secondment to Education Bureau is also counted.

    $ STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    Teachers who apply for "the Scholarship for Teachers" have to be enrolled in a relevant master's degree programme offered by a local higher education institution in the 2022/23 school year. Master of Education programme with the following fields of study is also included in the list of the relevant study programmes for the Scholarship for Teachers: 

    (a) Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

    (b) Education and Developmental Psychology

    (c) Educational Leadership

    (d) English for Academic Purposes

    (e) Life and Values Education

    (f) Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment

    (g) Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling

    The quota for “the Scholarship for Teachers” (2022/23) is 20. A total amount of HK$80,000 will be awarded to each awardee.

    The Scholarship is open for application from 16 May to 13 June 2022.

    For further information, please visit Education Bureau’s website

  • *for priority areas only


    Established by the University Grants Committee (UGC) in 2019, the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (the Scheme) provides fellowships for local students to pursue designated taught postgraduate programmes in the UGC-funded universities. More details of the Scheme are available at UGC’s website

    Amount of Fellowship

    The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programmes, and the differences will be subsidised by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 (for the whole taught postgraduate programme, regardless of the actual study period) for the settlement of the tuition fee only.


    Local students who are admitted to the designed taught postgraduate programmes in full-time or part-time study mode for 2022-23 will be invited to submit applications for the Scheme. To avoid double subsidy, students awarded with other government scholarships, including the Continuing Education Fund (except the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme under Student Finance Office), for pursuing the same programme will not be considered.  

    Assessment Criteria

    The award of the fellowships will be based on merits taking into account the students’ academic achievements, professional qualifications, relevant working experience and achievements in other areas as well as the proposals submitted by the students with special attention to their personal statements on how they can contribute to the priority areas of Hong Kong after completing the programme.

    Designated Programmes at EdUHK for 2022-23 Intake

    1. Master of Arts in Mathematics and Pedagogy (website)
    2. Master of Arts in Music Education (website)
    3. Master of Arts in STEM Education (website)
    4. Master of Arts in Visual Arts Education and Creative Practice (website)
    5. Master of Education (website)
    6. Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities (website)
    7. Master of Social Sciences in Sports Coaching and Management (website)

    Application Procedures

    Eligible students will be invited by the respective programmes to submit applications. For enquiries, please contact the programme offering unit directly.

  • The Entrance Scholarship for Master of Education (The Scholarship) is established to encourage teachers’ pursuit of higher qualifications; as well as to enhance students' professionalism in their chosen areas of focus.

    1. Eligibility Criteria

    The Scholarship is offered to selected local full-time serving teachers who fulfill the following criteria:
    (i)  a local applicant*;
    (ii) meet the admission requirements of the Master of Education (MEd) programme/respective Area of Focus (if any);
    (iii) have been teaching in local schools (including pre-primary institutions, primary, secondary, special schools and higher education institutions) for at least one year OR have relevant working experience in their chosen Area of Focus;
    (iv) have submitted an application for MEd programme September 2022 intake via EdUHK’s Online Application System and accepted the admission offer of the MEd programme;
    (v) register to the MEd programme offered by The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in September 2022 intake;
    (vi) NOT an awardee of the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master’s degree Programmes (2022/23)) provided by Education Bureau (EDB) or UGC Targeted TPg Programmes Fellowship Scheme 2022/23#.

    Definition of local students and non-local students could be found at the EdUHK’s website (under Admissions – Postgraduate Programmes:
    # The MEd Entrance Scholarship will be withdrawn if he/she is the recipient of the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master’s degree Programmes (2022/23)) or UGC Targeted TPg Programmes Fellowship Scheme 2022/23.

    2. Application Procedures

    If you would like to apply for the Scholarship, please write to us via email ( on or before 31 July 2022 (Sunday) and (i) indicate your intention to apply for the Scholarship; (ii) attach the following documents in the email:

    (a) completed Personal Statement;
    (b) at least 1 community service letter(s) or recommendation letter(s) completed either by the Principal of the applicant’s serving school / academic staff from a university; and
    (c) proof of your teaching in local schools for at least one year.

    3. Personal Statement

    The Personal Statement should be within 800 to 2,000 words and should be written in English, indicating

    (a) your motivation to undertake the MEd study in your chosen Area of Focus;
    (b) details of your contribution to school(s) and the education community;
    (c) the attributes that you possesses as a good teacher, supported by examples;
    (d) your performance in learning and teaching, student development, school development, and professional relationships and services; and
    (e) the particular professional inputs that you could make to the programme.

    Applicants who fulfilled the abovementioned requirements will be considered for the MEd Entrance Scholarship.

    4.  Selection Criteria

    • Applicants’ attribute of a teacher;
    • Performance in and/or contribution to the serving school;
    • Contribution to the education community;
    • Academic performance; and
    • Other criteria deemed appropriate

    An amount of HK$10,000 will be awarded to each awardee.

    A formal email and/or letter notification of the award result will be issued to the Scholarship awardee.

    Incomplete application will NOT be considered.

    The EdUHK’s decisions in respect of the award of the Scholarship will be final.

  • To cultivate a research and outcome-oriented environment, the Postgraduate Students Publication Award is to reward students who produce quality research output in the form of journal articles.

  • To build and strengthen research capacity of students, the Conference Award is to support students who present their work at international/national/local conference.

  • Tuition Fee
  • Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)
  • UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2022/23 for Local Students*
  • Master of Education Entrance Scholarship
  • Postgraduate Students Publication Award
  • Conference Award

Applications and Admissions Enquiries



In person:


Information Centre
Room A-G/F-11
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong

Graduate School (GS) – Programme Enquiries



In person:


Graduate School
Room B4-G/F-02
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong

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