MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES - Admission

Important Dates

Activities Date
Information Session

Session I : 8 Novemeber 2019 (Friday), at 7pm - 8:30pm, at CPD-LG.59, LG/F, Central Podium, Centennial Campus, HKU - - For applicants in Gerontology and Mental Health
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Session I : 20 November 2019 (Wednesday), at 7pm - 8:30pm, at CJT-5.32, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU-For applicants in Social Service Management
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Session I : 22 November 2019 (Friday), at 7pm - 8:30pm, at CJT-5.65, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU-For applicants in Social Work (Youth Steam)
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Session II : 9 January 2020 (Thurday), at 7pm - 8:30pm at CJT-5.33, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
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Deadline of Online Application 2 December 2019, 12:00nn (Round 1)

31 January 2020, 12:00nn (Round 2)

15 April 2020, 12:00nn (Round 3)
Admission tests and Interviews 13 December 2019 (Round 1)-For applicants in Gerontology, Mental Health

17 December 2019 (Round 1)-For applicants in Social Service Management

20 December 2019 (Round 1)-For applicants in Social Work (Youth Steam)

14 February 2020 (Round 2)

24 April 2020 (Round 3)
Announcement of result ( Provisional Offer) 20 December 2019 (Round 1) - For applicants in Gerontlogy, Mental Health, Social Service Management

27 December 2019 (Round 1) - For applicants in Social Work (Youth Steam)

21 February 2020 (Round 2)

4 May 2020 (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 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$68,300 for part-time study**

**Subject to the University's approval

The online application will be available from 21 October 2019 to 15 April 2020. 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)