TPG Admissions
Normative Study Period


1 or 1.5 years as specified by individual programs


1.5 to 2.5 years as specified by individual programs

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admissions, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

1. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80*

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

*refers to the total score in one single attempt

Applicants are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS scores if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Some programs may stipulate additional requirements for admissions. For more information on the program-specific admission requirements, please click here.

Integrated Bachelor-Master Pathway

It is a combined pathway for motivated HKUST undergraduate students to accelerate their studies and get a head start on postgraduate studies immediately upon graduation. Under this pathway, students are allowed to take corresponding postgraduate courses in their undergraduate final year, and be admitted to the taught postgraduate program as full-time students after completion of the undergraduate program. Upon the commencement of the taught postgraduate program, students can apply for credit transfer in recognition of the postgraduate credits taken and pay tuition fee for the remaining credits on a pro-rata basis.

For more information on the integrated pathway, please click here.

List of designated taught postgraduate programs
Admission Scholarship

Admission Scholarship with maximum limit of HK$120,000 will be offered to highly-qualified candidates with excellent academic record and well-rounded backgrounds on a competitive merit basis.


The integrated pathway accepts applications from undergraduate students at the end of Year 3 from June to August each year. Interested students please submit an intention form to the relevant taught postgraduate program office for consideration.

Financial Supports

Various financial supports are available for you to join our taught postgraduate community.

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme

It is a fellowship scheme that awards meritorious local students to pursue taught postgraduate studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong.


What it offers:

  • The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, and the differences will be subsidized by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000.


Please visit here for more details.

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)

It is a scholarship for new students from East, Southeast and South Asia to pursue master’s studies and cross-cultural enrichment. With funding support from BXAI and top-up funding from HKUST, the Scholarship covers tuition, lodging and daily subsistence costs. The following are the scholarship amounts for 2024/25 intake:


Master of Science (MSc)

Full tuition and HK$97,188 (US$12,410) per year, up to 2 years*

*The scholarship period will be adjusted according to the normative study period of respective programs.


Please visit here for more details.



2024/25 Fall Term intakes


Applications Open

1 Sep 2023 (Fall 2024/25)

(As the divisions/ departments will consider applications on a rolling basis, applicants are recommended to submit an application as early as possible.)

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for individual programs varies, please visit here (“Application” tab of individual program page) for details.


*Applicants are considered as non-local students if they hold (i) student visa/ entry permit; or (ii) visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or (iii) dependent visa/ entry permit for those who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/ entry permit by the Director of Immigration. For details on student visa/ entry permit requirements, please click here.


Postgraduate Admissions for 2024/25 Fall Term intakes
Apply now online to the School of Science at HKUST