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Master of Education


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:

1.  shall comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curriculum

2.  shall 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;

3.  for 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 high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).

a)      a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) #; or

b)      a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) #; or

c)      grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language.

4.      satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

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 are considered.


Notes for non-local students:

All non-local students are required to obtain a student visa to study in the HKSAR. All applicants for a student visa are required to have a local sponsor. Students coming to HKU should nominate the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) as your visa sponsor by completing and returning to Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) an application form for visa sponsorship with all the required documents and payment. Please note that at least 2 months should be allowed for visa processing. It is the responsibility of individual student to make appropriate visa arrangement before they come to Hong Kong.

For further information about student visas, please visit the CEDARS website at www.cedars.hku.hk.

For mainland students, an applicant for such a student visa to the HKSAR for study purpose is required to have a local sponsor. Mainland students should request the HKU China Affairs Office (CAO) to be their visa sponsor. Students should access our online Visa Application System to start the application process. Details  about on student visa application procedures can be viewed at:




The website for online application: https://aal.hku.hk/tpg/ 

When you apply for admission to the MEd programme, please ensure that you have chosen the specialism or field of study correctly as there are many fields and most of them are available in both full and part-time modes on the online application system. However, if you wish to apply for admission to more than one specialism or study mode, you will have to complete and submit more than one online application as one application must be submitted for each specialism and study mode. Please also note that a separate application fee is needed for each application submitted. The application and the application fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.

After submission of an online application, you are required to upload the supporting documents by logging on to http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg/login.html by the application deadline or within four weeks from the date of creation of your account, whichever is earlier.  Posting of documents is NOT required at the application stage.  Please refer to the "Instruction for Submitting Supporting Documents" for details.  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 documentsPlease note that our request to submit documents does not necessarily mean that you will receive an offer of admission.


Please refer to "Fields of Studies" to view detailed course outlines and course structure for each field.


Application deadline (2020 intake)

The application deadline is extended to May 15, 2020 (Friday; 12:00 noon), except the following specialisms/mode of study which applications were closed on January 31, 2020.

  1. Chinese Language Education (Full-time)
  2. Psychological Studies in Education (Full-time)
  3. Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (Full-time)


Announcement of Offers


Successful applicants will be informed of their admissions results by email, and will receive an Offer of Admission letter enclosing a Notice of Admission statement shortly after 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 may 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.

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