TPG Admissions
Normative Study Period

Full-time

1 or 1.5 years as specified by individual programs

Part-time

1.5 to 3 years as specified by individual programs

 

Admission Requirements
To qualify for admissions, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
1. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80*

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

*refers to the total score in one single attempt

Applicants are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Some programs may stipulate additional requirements for admissions. For more information on the program-specific admission requirements, please click here.

Financial Supports
Various financial supports are available for you to join our taught postgraduate community.
Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme

It is a fellowship scheme to award meritorious local students to pursue taught postgraduate studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong.

 

What it offers:

  • Tuition waiver up HK$120,000

 

Please visit here for more details.

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)

It is a scholarship for new students from East, Southeast and South Asia to pursue master’s studies and cross-cultural enrichment. With funding support from BXAI and top-up funding from HKUST, the Scholarship covers tuition, lodging and daily subsistence costs. The following are the scholarship amounts for 2020/21 intake:

 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Scholarship of HK$252,000 (US$32,411) per year

Tenable for 2 years, subject to renewable conditions

 

Master of Science (MSc) / Master of Arts (MA)

Full tuition and HK$97,188 (US$12,500) for 1-year program, OR 

Full tuition and HK$145,782 (US$18,750) for 1.5-year program

 

Please visit here for more details.

For 2020/21 Spring Term and 2021/22 Fall Term intakes
Applications Open
7 Sep 2020 (for Spring 2020/21) and 1 Sep 2020 (for Fall 2021/22)
(As the divisions/ departments will consider applications on a rolling basis, applicants are recommended to submit application as early as possible.)

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for individual program vary, please visit here (“Application” tab of individual program page) for details.

 

*Applicants are considered as non-local students if they hold (i) student visa/ entry permit; or (ii) visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or (iii) dependent visa/ entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/ entry permit by the Director of Immigration. For details on student visa/ entry permit requirements, please click here.

Postgraduate Admissions for 2020/21 Spring Term and 2021/22 Fall Term intakes
Apply now online to the School of Science at HKUST