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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

International and Mainland Applicants

* Information is subject to change without prior notice


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Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Postgraduate's degree programmes,

  • applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements of the University and the entrance requirements specific to individual programmes.
  • applicants should satisfy the minimum English Proficiency Requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools for those whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English.
  1. Applicants for admission to Doctor of Philosophy must:
    • be a current MPhil student in the University who seeks transfer to PhD candidature; or
    • hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
    • hold a taught Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
    • hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.
  2. Applicants for admission to Master of Philosophy must:
    • hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.
  3. Applicants for admission to Professional Doctorate programmes must satisfy the entrance requirements specific to individual programmes.
  4. Applicants for admission to Taught Master's Degree or Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma programmes  must satisfy the University's requirements set out below and the entrance requirements specific to individual programmes.
    • hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
    • hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent to the above.
Note:
  • Individual Departments and Schools may prescribe further entrance requirements.  For details, please refer to Admission Handbook (for Research Degree Programmes) and Programme Information (for Professional Doctorate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes).
  • Final year undergraduate students who will acquire the requisite academic qualification before the commencement of the programme may apply for admission.
  • Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications or other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.

 

  1. Applicants for admission to Research Degree and Professional Doctorates programmes should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University's requirement set out below and the requirements of individual Colleges and Schools.
    • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
    • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing (IELTS); or
    • Other equivalent qualifications
  2. Applicants for admission to Taught Master's Degree or Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma programmes should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University's requirement set out below and the requirements of individual Colleges and Schools.
    • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
    • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
    • band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test*; or
    • other equivalent qualifications
Notes:
  • Individual Colleges and Schools may stipulate higher English proficiency requirement, or equivalent acceptable qualifications, suitable for their disciplines.  For details, please refer to Admission Handbook (for Research Degree Programmes) and Programme Information (for Professional Doctorate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes).
  • * Applicants holding the old CET-6 result must attain a pass in the test. For applicants holding the new CET-6 result, please refer to the CET-6 score requirement for the individual programme in the Programme Information.

 

Application Period and Procedures

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 mid-November 2017 tentatively.  You are required to submit the online application before the specified deadline.

 

Non-local Students

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:

  • "Permanent Hong Kong Identity Card" (as distinguished from a "Hong Kong Identity Card")
  • dependent visa
  • full-time employment visa/work permit (for part-time study)
  • one-way permit for entry to Hong Kong
  • entry visa/entry permit for quality migrants
  • entry visa/entry permit for capital investment entrants
  • visa under Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG Visa)
  • other documents issued by the Hong Kong immigration department certifying the applicant’s ‘right of abode’ or ‘right to land’ in Hong Kong

Student Visa/Entry Permit

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.

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.

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.

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.

Personal Accident and Medical Insurance/Travel Insurance

It is mandatory for non-local students to have suitable and adequate insurance covering 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.

Cost of Living

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$14,000 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.

Student Accommodation

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.

 

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