Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants should normally possess a Bachelor degree in science, engineering or IT relevant fields from a recognized university or equivalent qualification; and

  2. If applicants did not use English as the medium of learning in their Bachelor's degree programmes, they should satisfy any one of the following English proficiency requirements:
    • An IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0;
    • A TOEFL score of at least 537 (paper-based) or 74 (Internet-based);
    • Other equivalent qualifications (e.g. acceptable performance in CET-6 or CEFR)

Application Procedures

Application deadline (Local student):  July 26, 2021
Application deadline (Non-local student):  Jun 7, 2021
Application deadline for UGC TPg Programmes Fellowships Scheme:  June 20, 2021

Applicants can apply for admission at: Apply Now

For further information, please visit or read the Postgraduate Prospectus.

Programme Fee

The tuition fee for the entire programme is:

Local student: HK$120,000

Non-local student: HK$140,000

If a student cannot complete the programme within the normal study schedule, he/she is required to pay extra tuition fee.

Scholarships & Financial Support

Continuing Education Fund:

The Hong Kong SAR Government has set up a Continuing Education Fund (CEF) to subsidize Hong Kong residents to pursue continuing education. Some core and elective courses of this M.Sc. programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. For details, please visit:


High Distinction/Distinction/Merit Scholarships are provided to students with very good academic performance. Each student can obtain at most HK $24,000.

Entrance Scholarships are provided to freshmen with excellent academic records in their undergraduate studies. Each recipient can receive at most HK $50,000.

Global Experience Scholarships are awarded to support students to participate in the designated global outreach programme(s) organized by the Department. Students are selected for this scholarship based on two criteria: (i) academic records and (ii) suitability for the designated outreach programme (e.g., learning motivation and communication skills). Each awardee will receive a certificate and financial support to cover the expenses for the major transportation and accommodation (such as airline ticket and hotel) for the outreach progrmme.

Past Scholarship Recipients

University Grants Committee (UGC) Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme

The University Grants Committee (UGC) launched the Fellowship Scheme with an aim to attract more meritorious local students to pursue further studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong, and to encourage universities to establish more innovative and multi-disciplinary programmes that are beneficial to society.

The fellowship recipients are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programmes, and the differences will be subsidised by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 for the entire programme.

The MScDAAI (Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Programme^ is one of the eligible programs in the UGC Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg) Fellowships Scheme. All local Hong Kong residents pursuing either full-time or part-time study in MScDAAI can apply for the fellowships. Successful candidates will only pay the tuition fee at the prevailing rate as the UGC-funded programmes (i.e., HK$42,100), while the remaining is waived.

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

Local students*, both full-time and part-time, admitted to MScDAAI are eligible to apply for the Scheme.

The fellowships will be awarded to students on a merit basis; assessment criteria include but not limited to the following:

  • Academic achievements;
  • Professional qualifications;
  • Relevant working experience;
  • Achievements in other areas; and
  • Student’s personal statement regarding the commitment and plan on how they can contribute to the priority areas of Hong Kong after completing the programme.

To avoid double subsidy, applications from students who are receiving other forms of government scholarships, including the Continuing Education Fund (except the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme under the Student Finance Office) for pursuing the same programme will not be considered.

^ The programme name "MSc in Data Analytics and Artificial intelligence (MSc DAAI)" is recently revised from the original programme name "MSc Advanced Information Systems (MSc AIS)

* The definitions of local and non-local students remain the same as that of other UGC-funded programmes. Except for students holding (i) student visa/entry permit; (ii) visa/entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for non-local graduates; or (iii) dependant visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/entry permit by the Director of Immigration, all other students will be treated as local students.

Application Procedures

Eligible applicants admitted to the MScDAAI Programme will be invited to apply for the Fellowships Scheme by Programme Office. Applicants are required to submit an application form of the Scheme, and supporting documents as requested by the deadline set by the Programme Office. The award of the Fellowships is by merit and competition.

Application deadline for UGC TPg Programmes Fellowships Scheme:  June 20, 2021

For more details of this fellowship, please refer to UGC's website, Graduate School website or email to .