MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES - Admission

Important Dates

Activities Date
Information Session
(MSocSc - Social Work Family Work is not offered in academic year 2017-19)

Session 1
9 November 2017, at 7:00pm - 8:30pm at KK202, K.K.Leung Building, HKU

Session 2
11 November 2017, at 2:30pm - 4:00pm at CPD-LG.59, Centennial Campus, HKU

Online application 1-30 November 2017 (Round 1)
1 December 2017 - 31 January 2018 (Round 2)
1 February 2018 - 31 March 2018 (Round 3)
Written tests and Interviews 1 December 2017 (Round 1 - Mental Health & Social Service Management)
5 December 2017 (Round 1 - Gerontology & Social Work Youth)
2 February 2018 (Round 2)
6 April 2018 (Round 3)
Announcement of result ( Provisional Offer) 6-8 December 2017 (Round 1)
7 February 2018 (Round 2)
11 April 2018 (Round 3)

Mostly by means of written assignments, project presentations, and continuous assessments.

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to the degree of Master of Social Sciences, candidates shall hold


i. a bachelor's degree with honors or other qualification accepted as its equivalent;
ii. a minimum of two years of post-qualification working experience preferred.

Please send the following required documents directly to The Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Room 534, 5/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong as soon as possible after completion of the online application. Your application number and programme applied should be marked on each document.

  • Complete official transcript of undergraduate studies # (Transcripts not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation in English)
  • Graduate certificate of undergraduate studies # (Certificates not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation in English;
  • Complete official transcript of postgraduate studies # (Transcripts not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation in English)
  • Graduate certificate of postgraduate studies # (Certificates not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation in English)
  • TOEFL / IELTS / Overseas GCE / IGCSE / Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language official score report #

# Please note that the University will only ACCEPT originals or copies of the documents that have been duly declared as true copies before a notary public (e.g. a Commissioner for Oaths at a City District Office in Hong Kong). Copies of documents may be certified by the appropriate officials of your home institute if you are an overseas applicant. No photocopies will be accepted.

The annual fee is HK$62,500 for part-time study**

**Subject to the University's approval

The online application will be available from November 2017 to March 2018. To apply, please click http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg.

Application and payment of application fees (HK$300 per application) should be made online at http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg. Your online application cannot be processed unless you pay your application fee online by credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD only)