General admission requirements of the University
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification
English Language admission requirements set out by the University
Program-specific information for applicants
Interests and motivations: Applicants should make a strong case for their interest in pursuing a professional degree in public policy
Selected applicants will be invited to face-to- face interviews or video conferencing/phone interviews by the admission committee
All students admitted in the MPP program will be required to complete the program on full-time basis.
Students should take a minimum of 12 credits and up to a maximum of 15 credits of coursework per regular term.
Program Duration and Class Hour
Full-time program: Normally 2 years
All lectures will take place at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Each 3-credit course includes three lecture hours per week.
Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may apply for credit transfer or course
substitution of no more than 12 credits.