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Room 420, 4/F, Meng Wah Complex

The University of Hong Kong




Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme, a candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

All candidates shall:

  1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula
  1. hold a Bachelor’s degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose.

In addition,

  1. a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to higher degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b) having:
  1. a score of 583 or above (paper-based test) or 93 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) #; or
  2. a minimum overall band of 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) #; or
  3. grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or grade C1 or above in the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language.
  1. All candidates shall satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

Please note that we DO NOT accept any online English tests as valid proof of English proficiency for admission purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, IELTS Indicator, IELTS for UKVI, IELTS ONLINE, TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, TOEFL ITP, Duolingo, PTE, TEM8, and CET. For more details on the University's entrance requirements, please visit:


An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.

# For admission, only TOEFL / IELTS score recorded in the two years before the date of application will be considered (home edition of TOEFL is not accepted).



Notes for non-local students:

All students without the right of abode/right to land in Hong Kong must apply for a student visa for the purpose of education from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD). It is the responsibility of individual students to make appropriate visa arrangements before they come to Hong Kong.


"Non-local students" are students holding (a) a student visa/entry permit; (b) a visa/entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or (c) a dependent visa/entry permit, who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/entry permit by the Director of Immigration.


All student visa applicants are required to have a local sponsor. While admitting to HKU, students are required to nominate Admissions Office (AO) of the Registry to be the visa sponsor. Details on Student visa application procedures can be viewed at There are two routes of online visa application:


(a) Application from PRC mainland students:

(b) Application from international/Macao/Taiwan students: 

The usual processing time for application of a student visa is approximately 2 months.



Information Sessions

Information Sessions (online) for the following specialisms will be held in late November / December. Interested candidates can click the respective links below to register. The meeting links will be sent to registrants by email about 1 week prior to the information session.


Chinese Language Education (CLE)Nov 23 (Thu), 6:00-7:00 pmTo register
Comparative and Global Studies in Education and Development (CGSED)Dec 19 (Tue), 6:30-7:30pmTo register
Curriculum and Pedagogy (CP)Dec 4 (Mon), 7:00-8:00 pmTo register
Early Childhood Education (ECE)Dec 6 (Wed), 6:00-7:00 pmTo register
Educational Administration and Management (EAM)Dec 20 (Wed), 6:30-7:30 pmTo register
Gifted Education and Talent Development (GETD)Dec 13 (Wed), 6:00-7:00 pmTo register
Higher Education (HE)Dec 11 (Mon), 6:30-7:30 pmTo register
Psychological Studies in Education (PSE)Dec 20 (Wed), 6:30-7:30 pmTo register
Science Education (SE)Dec 13 (Wed), 6:30-7:30 pmTo register
Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) and Teaching Chinese Language and Literature in International Education (TCLL)Dec 4 (Mon), 6.30-7.30 pmTo register


For other specialisms, you may write to the respective Specialism Coordinators for more information about the specialism. Their contact information is available on the website at:





The website for online application:  


When you apply for admission to the MEd, Please ensure that you have chosen the specialism and study mode correctly. If you apply for more than one specialism/mode of study, you have to submit one application with a complete set of supporting documents for each specialism/mode of study. Please also note that you are required to pay a separate application fee for each application. The application fee is non-refundable and the application is non-transferable among specialisms or study modes once an online application has been submitted.


An email notification will be sent to you within 48 hours after submitting your online application, please follow the instructions in the email and upload your supporting documents in pdf format for our preliminary consideration by logging in:" by the application deadline or within one month starting from the date you receive the email notification, whichever is earlier.   Please refer to the "Instructions for Submitting Supporting Documents" for details.  Posting of documents is NOT required at the application stage. Should an applicant be considered for admission, he/she will receive an email notification from the Programme Office to submit the original/officially certified copy of documents. Please note that our request to submit documents does not necessarily mean that you will receive an offer of admission. 


Application deadline 


The following specialisms/modes of study are still open for application until May 16, 2024 (Thursday) at 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time):


  • Generalist Strand (full-time and part-time)
  • Chinese Language Education (part-time only)
  • Comparative and Global Studies in Education and Development (full-time and part-time)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (full-time and part-time)
  • Early Childhood Education (full-time and part-time)
  • Educational Administration and Management (full-time and part-time)
  • Gifted Education and Talent Development (full-time and part-time)
  • Higher Education (full-time and part-time)
  • Science Education (full-time and part-time)
  • STEM Education (full-time and part-time)
  • Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (full-time only)
  • Teaching Chinese Language and Literature in International Education (full-time only)


Application of the following specialisms/modes of study was closed on January 31, 2024 (12:00 noon Hong Kong Time):


  • Chinese Language Education (full-time)
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning ((full-time and part-time)
  • English Language Education (full-time and part-time)        
  • Psychological Studies in Education (full-time and part-time)


Announcement of Offers

Applications will be considered once the application period is open and this is expected to continue until the quota is full. Please note that admissions results are to be released on a rolling basis.  You may wish to apply for admission as early as possible.
Successful applicants will be informed of their admission results by email, and will receive an Offer of Admission letter enclosing a Notice of Admission statement shortly after the verification of academic qualifications.


Applicants are required to complete and return the Notice of Admission statement and pay the deposit to secure their place on the programme. The offer will be withdrawn if the Notice of Admission statement and the deposit are not received by the deadline as stipulated in the Offer of Admission letter.