Master of Social Sciences
(Nonprofit Management)

Activities Date
Workshop & Information Session I

30 October 2019 (Wednesday)
CJT-5.32, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
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Workshop & Information Session II

27 November 2019 (Wednesday)
CJT-5.32, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
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Workshop & Information Session III

8 January 2020 (Wednesday)
CJT-5.33, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
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Deadline of Online Application

15 November 2019, 12:00nn (Round 1)
15 January 2020, 12:00nn (Round 2)
2 March 2020, 12:00nn (Round 3)*
*Subject to admission quota availability
Admission Tests and Interviews

25 - 26 November 2019 (Round 1)
3,11 February 2020 (Round 2)*
*Rolling until quota full
Announcement of Results ( Provisional Offer)

Late December 2019 (Round 1)
Late February 2020 (Round 2)

Professionals from charitable foundations, social and civic organisations, corporations, the media, governmental units, welfare and religious service organisations, etc. who wish to equip themselves with the competence needed to be successful and take on leadership roles to make a better society, are welcome. The Programme will help graduates to deliver outstanding service, and to make decisions and carry out research in social development.

Applicants shall hold a Bachelor's degree of HKU or an equivalent qualification from a comparable institution, and preferably have three years of relevant post-qualification working experience in the public, private or non-profit sectors. Candidates with qualifications other than a Bachelor's degree will be considered on their individual merits. Qualifying examinations to test the applicants' abilities to follow the prescribed courses and/or interviews may be conducted.

Applicants with qualifications from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching or examination is not English are required, unless exceptionally exempted, to obtain:

  • (1) a score of 563 or above (paper-based test) or 85 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • (2) a minimum overall band of 6.5 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • (3) grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language.

All applications must be made online at Select “Choose Your Programme”. In the section “Faculty of Social Sciences”, select “Master of Social Sciences in Nonprofit Management”.

Please upload your supporting documents for our preliminary consideration by logging in before the application deadline and within four weeks from the date of the creation of your account; or post the following documents directly to the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, 5/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

Your application number and the reference code [Ref.: MSocSc (NPM)] should be marked on the envelope and on each document. Transcripts, diplomas, certificates and other submitted documents which are not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation in English. Certified translation may be provided by your home institution.

1 year (with intensive on-campus teaching week on a monthly basis and online distant learning, supplemented by visits and study trips)

Mostly by means of various methods including projects, multi-media products, presentations, quizzes and written assignments, multi-media products or a report.

HK$161,600 per year