* Information is subject to change without prior notice
For admission to the Postgraduate's degree programmes,
Applicants should submit their online applications for admission through the Admission System. Please go through the steps as detailed in the "Application Procedures" and read the "Notes for Applicants" carefully before you submit your application.
Applications of Research Degree programmes are accepted throughout the year and will be considered in one admission round. Applications for Professional Doctorate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2017. You are required to submit the online application before the specified deadline for individual programmes.
Non-local students are persons who require a student visa/entry permit issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to study in Hong Kong. Persons holding any of the following documents issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department are NOT considered as non-local students:
1. Persons who do not have the right of abode or right to land and wish to enter Hong Kong for the purpose of education are required by law to obtain a valid student visa/entry permit issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department before going to Hong Kong. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain a valid student visa/entry permit before arrival, and to comply with the terms and conditions of the visa/entry permit. If you are unable to present a valid student visa/entry permit which corresponds to the programme you intend to study, you will not be allowed to enroll in our programme. If you are holding or have applied for a student visa/entry permit but subsequently decided to take up another programme, you may need to apply for a new student visa. Please consult our Global Services Office for advice on your actions required for obtaining the appropriate student visa/entry permit. CityU graduates holding an extended student visa/entry permit of the previous programme should apply for another student visa/entry permit for enrolment in the newly admitted programme.
2. Students admitted from overseas countries should direct their applications for a visa to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General in their place of residence or to the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). As part of the application for a visa, applicants are required to nominate a Hong Kong resident aged 18 or above to act as a sponsor. Those who have difficulty in nominating a sponsor may write to the University to act in this capacity. For mainland students, they should submit their application for student visa/entry permit via the University who will be required to act as the sponsor for their study. For information on visa/entry permit application, please consult our Global Services Office at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/gso/cns_stdvisa.htm.
3. In accordance with the regulations of the Immigration Department in Hong Kong, students holding a student visa / entry permit for studying in Hong Kong are allowed to undertake part-time paid employment during their stay in Hong Kong under stipulated conditions.
4. If you need advice on visa requirements, please consult the Hong Kong Immigration Department, HKSAR. For advice on arrangement of application for student visa, please consult the Global Services Office.
It is mandatory for all non-local students to have suitable and adequate insurance which should include but not limited to travel, personal accident, medical expenses (accident and non-accident), hospitalization and emergency evacuation/repatriation throughout the entire period of their studies in Hong Kong. For further information, please visit the Global Services Office.
The cost of living in Hong Kong is generally high. The estimated basic cost of living for a single student is around HK$10,000 to HK$19,000 per month to cover food, lodging and general living expenses, depending on the type of accommodation selected and level of living and personal expenses. The above estimate does not include the tuition fee which may vary by programme depending on the credit load to be taken.
Except that students offered government-funded places for the Postgraduate Certificate in Law programme (PCLL) are eligible to apply for student residence, all taught postgraduate students should seek off-campus accommodation as early as possible before arrival at Hong Kong. Details about off-campus accommodation are available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sro/htm/e_off-campus2.htm.