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Master of Science in Technology, Design and Leadership for Learning


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Programme & Curriculum


Contact: Dr Daniel Churchill (Programme Director)


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Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programme)

The Education Bureau (EDB) has launched a scheme called the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes). The Scholarship for Teachers aims to celebrate achievements of high-performing teachers and to encourage teachers’ pursuit of higher qualifications as well as to enhance their professionalism.  MSc(TDLL) is a recognized programme under the area Learning, Technology and Pedagogy of this Scholarship.  It is offered to selected full-time serving teachers who will pursue part-time studies in MSc(TDLL) in the 2024/25 school year.  Please refer to the EDB website at the details. 


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 requirements applicable to higher degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b) having:

(i) 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

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

(iii) 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.

(iv) 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.
Student visa applicants are required to have a local sponsor.  While admitting to HKU, students are required to nominate Admissions Office of the Registry to be their local sponsor.  Details on student visa application procedures can be viewed at
There are two routes of online visa application:
(i) Application from Mainland Chinese students:
(ii)Application from international/Macao/Taiwan students:
The processing of Entry for Study visa application can take up to 8-10 weeks upon receipt of a complete set of application documents. The actual processing time could be longer for individual cases, especially if your set of documents is incomplete.  You are advised to apply for the visa as soon as possible after accepting an offer of admission to study in HKU.
For Mainland Chinese applicants, you should reserve additional 2 weeks to apply for an Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (EEP) (港澳通行證) and the relevant exit endorsement (逗留D簽).



Application closed for full-time study mode.
Application deadline for part-time study mode: 12:00 noon, May 16, 2024 (Hong Kong Time).
Applications and the application fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable, should be submitted online at  After submission of an online application, you are required to upload the supporting documentsby the application deadline or within one month after submission of the online application, whichever is earlier.  Posting of supporting documents is NOT  required at the application stage.  Please refer to the Instructions 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(TDLL) admissions results by e-mail, and will receive an Offer of Admission letter enclosing a Notice of Admission statement 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(TDLL) 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.
Applicants who do not hear from the Faculty of Education by June 30, 2024 may assume their application unsuccessful.  No individual notifications will be sent.