Applicant should have:

A Bachelor’s degree with liberal arts or humanities components from a recognised university, or equivalent


Fulfilled the English Language Requirements by:

Completion of a degree from a tertiary institution or programme where the medium of instruction is English; or

Achieved a minimum score of the following English Language tests:

  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based) and 79 (internet-based) / TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition@
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 / IELTS Online / IELTS Indicator@
  • CET-6: 500
  • An equivalent of any of the above (e.g. Test for English Majors (TEM-4 Good / TEM-8 Pass), etc.)

@ TOEFL and IELTS results are considered valid two years from the test date. 


Please Note: Starting from the September 2024 intake, the University will no longer accept the following online English tests as meeting the English language requirements:

  • Duolingo


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and a written test to confirm their suitability for the programme.

Application Procedures

  1. Register an account
  2. Login and complete all the required sections on the online application form
  3. Receive an application number
  4. Settle the application fee
  5. Check your application status regularly
  6. Selected applicants will be required to attend written test and interview

Required Supporting Documents

  1. Official transcripts and grading schemes of all tertiary level studies
  2. Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications*
  3. Original valid official score report of TOEFL/IELTS (Academic)/CET-6 sent directly from the test organization to the University;
  4. A copy of identity document
  5. A written statement of purpose in English

*Official proof is required if your qualifications are obtained from institutions in mainland China: https://www.chsi.com.cn/xlrz/index.jsp

                 2024/25 Semester 1 Application Deadline

                   Non-local applicants: 23 August 2024

                     Local applicants: 30 June 2024

Fees & Scholarships

The tuition fees of the academic year 2024/25 are as follows:

Full time (1 year) or Part time (2 years)

HK$4,580* per credit

*Fees are subject to review.

Successful applicants must settle a non-refundable admission fee within a stated period of time.

Entrance Scholarship

MA in GELCS Programme offers merit-based entrance scholarships for top-ranking students who are admitted. The entrance scholarships may cover full or half of the tuition fee.

Entrants will be automatically considered for the entrance scholarships once admitted. Past academic achievements (including GPA), the statement of purpose and performance in admission assessments are assessed.

The programme office reserves the right not to offer scholarships after the selection exercise.

HSUHK Alumni

Any HSUHK/HSMC/HSSC graduates will get a 10% reduction in tuition fees once they are successfully admitted to the MA in GELCS Programme.

Please also visit the Registry for further information.



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