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Master of Science in Information Technology in 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:

All candidates shall:

1. comply with the General Regulations  and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;

2. 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,

3. 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 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) #; or

  2. a minimum overall band of 6 with no sub-test lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) #; or

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

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

# For admission, only TOEFL or IELTS scores 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 arrangement before they come to Hong Kong.

All student visa applicants are required to have a local sponsor.  They should request the HKU Admissions and Academic Liaison Section (AAL) to be their visa sponsor.  Details on student visa application procedures can be viewed at https://www.studentvisa.hku.hk/.  There are two routes of online visa application:

(i) Application from PRC mainland students: https://studentvisa-prc.hku.hk

(ii) Application from international/Macao/Taiwan students: https://studentvisa-international.hku.hk

The processing time for application of a student visa requires approximately 10 weeks.



Online application for September 2020 intake will open at 12:00 noon on December 2, 2019 (Monday) (Hong Kong Time).  

Closing date of application:

Full-time mode: Closed

Part-time mode: 12:00 noon, April 29, 2020 (Wednesday) (Hong Kong Time).  As places are being filled all the time, you may wish to apply for admission as early as possible.

Applications and the application fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable, should be submitted online at https://aal.hku.hk/tpg/.  After submission of an online application, you are required to upload the supporting documents by logging onto http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg/login.html within two weeks after submission of the online application and in any case no later than the application deadline, whichever is earlier.  Posting of supporting 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 email notification from the Programme Office to submit the original/officially certified copy of documents.  Please note that our request to submit document does not necessarily mean that you will receive an offer of admission.


*The Faculty reserves the right at all times to suspend the offering of any specialist strands if the number of applications makes it insufficient to form a class.  In the event that a specialist strand is suspended, applicants may have their deposit refunded. 


Admission Decisions

Successful applicants will be informed of their MSc(ITE) admissions results by e-mail, and will receive an Offer of Admission letter enclosing a Notice of Admission statement by post after verification of academic qualification.


Applicants are required to complete and return the Notice of Admission statement and pay the deposit to secure their place on the MSc(ITE) programme.  The offer will automatically 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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