Application Procedures

Thank you for your interest in Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing Programme.  Admissions for 2021 intake are now closed.  Admissions for 2022 intake will commence in mid-October 2021.

Application Procedures

  1. Go to the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.

  2. Click "Full-time" or "Part-time" to create your application account.

  3. Fill in the application form.

  4. After completing the form, go to the "Payment & Submission" section and arrange the non-refundable application fee of HK$300 to submit your application.

Please upload the following list of documents to the Faculty of Engineering Taught Postgraduate online admission system:

  • Graduate transcript with grading system (or interim transcript if graduate transcript is not available yet)

  • Officially certified degree certificate *, if available

  • English Language proficiency test score report, such as TOEFL or IELTS (only for applicants with qualifications from institutions outside HK where the language of instruction and examination is not English)

  • Proof of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) / average grade / average mark (If the transcript does not show the cumulative GPA / average grade / average mark, or no school proof is available, please complete the online form in the TPg system).

  • Official proof of class ranking, if available

  • A curriculum vitae (C.V.)

* For qualifications obtained in China, officially certified copies of Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree (學士學位證書) and Graduation Diploma (畢業證書) in Chinese accompanied by certified translation in English by the issuing institution are required.

Applicants are NOT required to submit original documents during the application stage.  Should an applicant be given an admission offer by the Programme, he/she will receive notification of the need to submit original/certified true copy of the documents.  All supporting documents (original/certified true copy), with your on-line application number stated, should be sent to the HKU MSc(ECom&IComp) Programme Office: 

MSc(ECom&IComp) Programme Office
P3-02, Graduate House
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Application Fees

The application fee is HK$300 (non-refundable), paid by credit card online.


An official transcript should be requested from every college or university you have attended, except those undertaken in The University of Hong Kong.  Please do not omit the back side of the transcript if it contains information on the grading system.  Photocopies of the transcript request form may be used to request transcripts from additional institutions.  The official transcript with the transcript request form should be sent directly by the registrar of the institutions to the MSc(ECom&IComp) Programme Office.  Please note that the University will only ACCEPT originals and copies of the documents that have been duly declared as true copies before a notary public (e.g. a Commissioner for Oaths at a City District Office in Hong Kong).  Copies of documents may be certified by the appropriate officials of your home institute if you are an overseas applicant.  No photocopies will be accepted. 

Application Deadlines

Round # Completed application deadline
Main round 31 December 2020
Clearing round 15 April 2021 (HKT 12:00 noon) 

To be considered for a round, you must submit a complete application on the day of the deadline.  If you submit an application earlier in a round, which we encourage, you will have more time in which to schedule an interview (Interviews are by invitation only.)  Applications received after the main round deadline are rolled to the next round.  

Tuition Fees and Financial Assistance

Tuition Fees

The composition fee for each 6-credit course is HK$13,000#.  The Case Study Project has a composition fee of HK$26,000.  The Dissertation has a composition fee of HK$52,000.  Total composition fee for the two study modes are therefore as follows:

# subject to University approval

  • Courses (60 Credits)^ + Case Study Project (12 Credits): (HK$13,000 x 10) + HK$26,000 = HK$156,000

        i.e. 10 Courses + Case Study Project

  • Courses (48 Credits)^ + Dissertation (24 Credits): (HK$13,000 x 8) + HK$52,000 = HK$156,000

        i.e. 8 Courses + Dissertation

    ^ Each course normally carries 6 credits.

Students who select to study a course from MSc(CompSc) curriculum have to pay HK$13,000 per 6-credit course and HK$12,000 per 6-credit course from MSc(Eng) curricula.

Fees for enrolled courses are paid on semester basis.  The first instalment of composition fees of two courses is payable at the time of acceptance of an offer of admission.

The composition fees for cancelled enrolment are not refunded, but can be used to pay for another enrolled course or carried over to the next semester as credit.

In addition, student is required to pay Caution Money (HK$350).  On leaving the University, student's caution money shall be used to offset the graduation fee or, if the student is not graduating, be returned to the student.

Financial Assistance For Hong Kong residents

The MSc(ECom&IComp) Programme admits students on the strength of their candidacy, not on their ability to pay.  Additional support is provided in the form of Government Schemes (Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme, Continuing Education Fund).

Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme

The Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) provides financial assistance in the form of loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of specific post-secondary / continuing and professional education courses studied in Hong Kong.  Applicants should have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Hong Kong") or have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the programme / course.  This does not cover students studying in Hong Kong holding student visas. 

For more information, please refer to the web site at: 

Continuing Education Fund   

Some of the courses are listed as reimbursable courses for the MSc(ECom&IComp) students under the Continuing Education Fund subsidy scheme which was set up by HKSAR Government.  Students who are Hong Kong residents will be reimbursed up to 80% of the course fee, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000, on successful completion of a reimbursable course.  Effective from 1 April 2019, enhancement measures of CEF will apply to all new, currently valid and closed accounts.  The subsidy ceiling has been increased from the current level of $10,000 to $20,000 per applicant.  Please note that the enhancement measures will only be applicable to CEF courses that commence on or after 1 April 2019.  Students enrolling on CEF courses that commenced before 1 April 2019 will have their CEF reimbursement claims processed in accordance with the old regulations and arrangements.

For more information, go to CEF Courses section.