Application Procedures

Application Procedures

  1. Go to the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.

  2. Click "Apply Now" 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: https://tpgadmission.engg.hku.hk.

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

  • Degree certificates

  • Degree certificates (For applicant with Mainland China qualification)

    (i) Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate issued by CHSI (学信 网) & CHESICC (全国高等学校学生信息咨询与就业指导中心); and (ii) Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree* (學士學位證書)
    * Credential Report of the Bachelor Degree Certificate issued by CDGDC (学位与研究生教育发展中心) is also acceptable.
  • 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.)

  • Identity documents; Visa / Entry Permit (if applicable)

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 Programme Office: 

MSc Programme Office
P2-06, 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.

Transcripts

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 29 December 2023
Clearing round 12 April 2024 (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.  

The results for admission in September are normally available by July of the same year.  Hence, applicants who do not hear from the Faculty of Engineering by 31 July 2024 may assume the application to be unsuccessful.  

Tuition Fees and Financial Assistance

Tuition Fees for 2024/25 intake

Tuition Fees #

Admission Deposit

Local Full-time student

HK$210,800

HK$105,400

Local Part-time student

HK$210,800

HK$52,700

Non-local Full-time student

HK$281,000

HK$140,500

Non-local Part-time student

HK$281,000

HK$70,250

# Subject to University's approval

Tuition fees are payable on an annual basis.  Payment shall be made by two identical instalments for full-time study within the normative period of study (one year) and four identical instalments for part-time study within the normative period of study (two years).  Students who have to extend their study period beyond the normative study period are required to pay an additional fee#.  Non-local students and local students would be charged for $4,000/credit and $3,000/credit, respectively, for course(s) enrolled beyond the normative study period, with effect from 2024 intake. 

The first instalment of tuition fees (i.e. the admission deposit) is payable at the time of acceptance of an offer of admission.

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:
https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/enls/overview.htm 

Scholarships

Computer Science Taught Postgraduate Scholarship for Part-time Students

The Computer Science Taught Postgraduate Scholarship for Part-time Students partially supports part-time students reading for a Master of Science in Electronic Commerce & Internet Computing, Master of Science in Computer Science, or Master of Science in Financial Technology and Data Analytics at The University of Hong Kong.  The value of each scholarship shall be at least 25% of the tuition fee.  It shall be awarded to students who:

  • are admitted to the MSc(ECom&IComp), MSc(CompSc) or MSc(FTDA) programme as part-time students for 2023/24 intake;

  • have outstanding academic performance.