Application Procedures

Application Procedures

  1. Go to the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.

  2. Look for "Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing" and 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.

  5. Upon successful submission of the application fee and your application form, the document upload function will be available.

Please upload the following list of documents to the online application system before the application deadline or expiry of your application account (valid for four weeks only), whichever is earlier:

  • 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)

  • Completed calculation sheet (Please use this template to calculate the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) / average grade / average mark).  Instructions can be found at: http://engg.hku.hk/faculty_msc/help.pdf.  

  • Official proof of class ranking, if available

  • A curriculum vitae (C.V.)

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.

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 31 December 2018
Clearning round 15 April 2019 (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 deadline are rolled to the next round.  Late applications will only be considered subject to space availability.

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:

  • 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 the MSc(Eng) or MSc(CompSc) programme have to pay HK$11,000 per 6-credit course.

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.

 

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 

Continuing Education Fund   

Some of the MSc(ECom&IComp) courses are listed as reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund subsidy scheme.  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.

For more information, go to CEF Courses section.