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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.

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.



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. When admitted to HKU, students are required to nominate the HKU Admission Office (AO) of 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 (via Zoom) for the following specialisms will be held in early / mid-December. Interested candidates can click here  or the respective links below to register. The Zoom meeting links will be sent to registrants by email 2-3 days prior to the information session.


Chinese Language Education (CLE)Dec 7 (Tue), 6:00 - 7:00 pmTo register
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)Dec 1 (Wed), 6:30 - 7:30 pmTo register
Gifted Education and Talent Development (GT)Dec 15 (Wed), 6:15 - 6:45 pmTo register
Health Professions Education (HPE)Dec 10 (Fri), 6:30 - 7:30 pmTo register
Psychological Studies in Education (PSE)Dec 3 (Fri), 6:00 - 7:00 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 are applying for more than one specialism/mode of study, you 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 submission. The application and the application fee are non-refundable and non-transferable among specialisms or study modes once an online application has been submitted.


After submission of an online application, you are required to upload the supporting documents by logging on to 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 documents.  Please note that our request to submit documents does not necessarily mean that you will receive an offer of admission. 



Application deadline 

Application will start from November 29, 2021 (noon).


Closing date of application: January 31, 2022 (Monday; 12:00 noon) (Hong Kong Time).  As places are being filled all the time, you may wish to apply for admission as early as possible.



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 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.