Application Procedures

Application Procedures

Application is closed for 2017-18 academic year.  We will start accepting applications for 2018-19 intake in November 2017.  Please keep an eye on our website for updates!  

The following supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application system before the application deadline or expiry of your application account (which is 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.  

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 January 2017
Clearning round 18 April 2017 (HKT 12 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$12,500*.  The case study project has a composition fee of HK$25,000*.  The dissertation has a composition fee of HK$50,000*.  Total composition fee for the two study modes are therefore as follows:

  • Courses (60 Credits)^ + Case Study Project (12 Credits): (HK$12,500* x 10) + HK$25,000 = HK$150,000*

        i.e. 10 Courses + Case Study Project

  • Courses (48 Credits)^ + Dissertation (24 Credits): (HK$12,500* x 8) + HK$50,000 = HK$150,000*

        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$10,000* 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.

* pending for University's approval

 

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 Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (NLS) was extended to provide financial assistance in the form of loan to eligible students who are not covered under the LSFS (Local Student Finance Scheme) and FASP (Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students) to meet their tuition fees.  Students are eligible to apply for the Non-means Tested Loan Scheme administered by the Student Financial Assistance Agency if they have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three full years immediately before the commencement of their course of study. 

For more information, please refer to the web site at:
http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/eng/schemes/nlss.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.