1. How many intakes are there each year? When does the year start? 

There is one intake every year. The foundation summer term for all HKUST students starts in end of July or early August at the HKUST campus.

2. What is the class size each year? 

The typical intake size is around 40 students for the first few intakes and this is expected to expand to about 50-60 within a few years.

3. What is the course length and how many class hours will it cover?

For a 2-credit course, there are a total of 28 contact hours. There is usually one class per week for each course and it takes 8 weeks (with the final week allotted for examination) to complete a course of 2 credits.

4. Is it possible to extend the length of my study?

We normally do not encourage students to extend their length of study. However, we do offer study extensions for students who cannot complete the program within the defined timeframe because of health reasons. All students must complete the whole program within 5 years.

5. Do I need a student visa for studying in Hong Kong?

Yes, students who do not have the right to reside in Hong Kong are required to apply for a student visa for entering into Hong Kong and studying on a full-time master degree program. The MSc Programs Office will coordinate with the Office of Postgraduate Studies to arrange student visas for all incoming students upon admission and prior to the commencement of the program. The duration of the student visa will cover the whole period of study in the program.