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Admissions Requirements

For the Master of Global Management programme, there is no specified requirement on the field of applicants’ undergraduate studies. Applicants from different fields are welcome to apply.

To be eligible to apply to our programme, you must:

  • Hold a recognized Bachelor's degree;
  • Obtain statements from two referees, regarding the suitability for the programme; and
  • Obtain a TOEFL/IELTS score if not from an English-medium university.

Exceptional performance in one area may compensate another area.

We will consider the entire profile of the applicant, including previous academic performance, TOEFL/IELTS test scores (if applicable), referees' recommendation, working experience and professional qualifications, etc.

Test Scores

If your previous degree was obtained from a university where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, you are required to submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

For TOEFL, the minimum score required is 550 in the paper-based test, 213 in the computer-based test, and 80 in the internet-based test.

For IELTS, a minimum overall band of 6.0 with no subtest lower than 5.5 is required. Test scores more than two years old will not be accepted. 

GMAT/GRE scores are not required, but a good GMAT/GRE score will be favorably considered and can be helpful for marginal cases. If you want to submit a GMAT or GRE score, you should upload a copy of the test report together with other supporting documents to the application system.

Please use these school codes to send the reports to us:

  • TOEFL: 9671 | GRE: 2482 | GMAT: FS2-WL-48

Application Process

Since the application system doesn’t allow any changes in the application form after submission, you can email the updated/additional information to MGMadmissions@hku.hk directly, quoting your application number and we will help you make the changes in your application file.

After inputting your referee details in the application form, you need to send the reference form to your two referees. The completed reference forms should be emailed to us at MGMref@hku.hk directly from your referees’ email accounts, which should be the same as the ones you put down in the Referees section of your application form. If you would like to provide additional reference letters, you can upload them to the application website as supporting documents.

You can log into online application system at http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg/login.html and go to the upload page. If your application account—valid for four weeks only—has expired or the file size is too large to be uploaded, you can email the supporting documents to MGMadmissions@hku.hk directly, quoting your application number. We will add them to your application file at the backend.

Yes, it is possible for you to apply to multiple programmes at HKU. However, you can only accept the offer and enroll into one programme.

Interview & Admissions Result

Interviews may be required for some candidates. We will email the interview notification directly to shortlisted candidates if an interview is required. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted for local candidates and Skype video interviews for non-local candidates.

The Admissions Committee will start to review the applications after each application deadline. It generally takes around 8 weeks for the admission results to be ready after the deadline. We will contact admitted applicants directly by email. For those who do not receive an offer, their applications will be considered again in the following round(s) until the end of the whole admissions cycle.

Students registered to read for a postgraduate curriculum at our University MUST NOT be registered simultaneously to read for another qualification in our University or at another institution, except with the approval of the Board of Faculty of Business and Economics given in advance. A breach of this Regulation in Hong Kong or elsewhere may result in the student concerned being required to discontinue studies at our University.


Full-time postgraduate students are eligible to apply for accommodation at a monthly rental charge for a single room in a number of designated halls at HKU. For details about housing for postgraduate students, please visit the website of the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) here.

Please note that competition for on-campus housing is very competitive and you should be prepared to seek accommodation elsewhere. CEDARS also collects and compiles data on off-campus, privately-owned rooms or flats, in the vicinity of the university campus that are available for rental to students. 

Local students of the MGM Programme can apply for Non-means Tested Loan Scheme offered by the HKSAR Government.

The Master of Global Management Scholarship shall be awarded to new students in the Master of Global Management Programme on the basis of academic performance at the time of admission. The number of scholarships to be awarded shall not exceed 10% of the intake number in the relevant academic year. The value of each scholarship shall range from 10-50% of the prevailing Master of Global Management tuition fee, subject to the performance of the candidates. All eligible candidates will automatically be considered and no application for the Scholarship is required. 


Master of Global Management Programme Office
Faculty of Business and Economics,
The University of Hong Kong,
Level 3, Block B, Cyberport 4,
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong


Tel.: +852 3962 1291

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