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Master of Science in Technology, Design and Leadership for Learning


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Application & Admission



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Programme & Curriculum


Contact: Dr Daniel Churchill (Programme Director)


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To be eligible for admission to the MSc(TDLL) programme, applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree of this University or qualifications of equivalent standard.



Applicants who are in their final year of undergraduate studies should provide a supporting document of their available results after submission of the online application. Successful candidates will be given a conditional offer and required to submit an official transcript soon after the result of the final degree examination is known, and in any case by July 9, 2024, the latest.



Applicants who wish to be admitted on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/ or examination is not English are required to obtain a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Those taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) should have a minimum overall band of 6 with no sub-test lower than 5.5.



The HKU code number for the TOEFL is 9671.



The IELTS/TOEFL results are valid for two years before the date of application.


You can apply for more than one taught postgraduate programme.  Please submit an application with full set of supporting document uploaded after you have paid the application fees for each application.



Applicants are required to pay an application fee of HK$300, which is non-refundable and non-transferable, online by credit card.  A cheque or cash will not be accepted.


There are three specialist strands for the MSc(TDLL) programme, mainly e-learning, Education and technology leadership, and Learning technology design.  Applicants are required to select their preferred specialist strand when they submit their online application.


Successful applicants will be informed of their MSc(TDLL) admissions results by e-mail around April 2024, and will receive an Offer of Admission letter enclosing the Notice of Admission statement after verification of academic qualification.  However, if you are placed on the waiting list, you may not hear the result of your application until later.  Applicants who do not hear from the Faculty of Education by June 30, 2024 may assume their application has been unsuccessful.  No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.


Please refer to the Instructions for Submitting Supporting Documents for details.  The supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application system by the application deadline or within one month after submission of the online application, whichever is earlier. 


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 copy of documents.  Please note that our request to submit documents does not necessarily mean that you will receive an offer of admission.

Due to the large number of applications received during the application period, we seek your understanding that we are unable to check/confirm whether all of your supporting documents have been uploaded/ received by the Faculty successfully.  However, you will be informed if any additional documents are required for your application.  Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

A certified true copy is a copy of a primary document that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It should bear the seals of the authorised party and be signed by an appropriate official. The name, status or position of the person certifying the copies must be clearly stated in English.


An authorised party includes the transcript and graduation certificate issuing authority/department of your institution (e.g. the Registry), a lawyer, a notary public, a Consulate General etc. However, a certified accountant is not an authorised party.

In Hong Kong, a copy of document that has been duly declared as a true copy of the original document by the applicant before a Commissioner for Oaths at a District Office in Hong Kong is also acceptable. You may find a declaration sample here. For details of declaration, please refers to the website of the District Office.


We welcome overseas applicants, and such successful applicants will need to arrange their own student visas.  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 of 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 he 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).



Admitted student will be contacted by e-mail in July for details of online master registration and course selection exercise conducted in late July/ early August.


MSc(TDLL) students are required to complete a total of 60 credits which comprise:


  • Two core courses (6 credits @)
  • Three specialist courses (6 credits @)
  • Three elective courses (6 credits @)
  • A capstone project and research course (12 credits)

The programme runs throughout the academic year from September to August.  Classes are normally held on weekdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings and afternoons at HKU campus.  Some day-time classes will be held on weekdays.*  The master-timetable will be available to admitted students in July.


*Subject to change without further notice