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MALCS - Admissions

Application deadline: March 7, 2017

Open House for 2017:

Learn more and explore your future in the MALCS programme at the Open House. With: Presentation, Q-A session, Advising, and Refreshments.

Date: February 18, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3 – 4:30pm
Venue: CPD3.01, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Class Visit for 2017:

Evening classes will be open to visitors who want to observe and participate in regular MALCS teaching and learning activities:  

Date: January 24-26, 2017 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Time: 6:30 – 8pm
Venue: The University of Hong Kong, selected classrooms

*All are welcome. Please email us at with the subject "Open House" / "Class Visit" to reserve your seats.

Study Mode:

1-year Full Time or 2-year Part Time (with classes on weekday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30pm)

(The semester courses offered by the programme may vary from time to time. For full-time students, one core course and three electives will be taken in the first semester, and three electives will be taken in the second semester of the programme. For part-time students, one core course and three electives will be taken in the first year of the programme and three electives in the second year.)

General Admission Requirement:

The basic qualification for admission to the MALCS is a good honours degree from HKU or an equivalent qualification from comparable institutions. Qualified applicants may be holder of:

a BA Degree (in any discipline), Division 2 or above (2B)

Applicants with qualifications from a university or comparable institution outside HK where the language of teaching or examination is not English are required to obtain:

  • a score of 550 or above (paper based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), in which a score of 4 or above in the Test of Written English (TWE), or a score of 25 or above in the Writing section of the Internet-based TOEFL; or
  • a minimum overall band of 7 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Only TOEFL / IELTS score recorded in the two years before the date of application is considered for admission.

Application Procedures:

Application for admission should be made online via

Application deadline: March 7, 2017.

Important notes about online application

  • Applicants are advised to submit their online applications early so as to avoid systems congestion near the deadline for application. In addition to the online applications, applicants should submit the required supporting documents, including officially certified copies* of certificates and complete official transcripts of your undergraduate or postgraduate studies to School of Humanities (Comparative Literature) by post by the appropriate deadline for application. Documents which are not in English should be accompanied by a formally certified translation in English. (No photocopies will be accepted.) *Certified copy of academic document can be arranged by (i) notary public (e.g. a Commissioner for Oaths at a City District Office in Hong Kong); or (ii) your home institution.

For more details, please go through the followings page/document:

Admission FAQ

Additional Information for Applicant

Enquiries relating to application procedures could be directed to the Admissions Office at


The application fee for the MALCS is HK$300 (non-refundable). Payment of application fee should be made online at Payment by cash will NOT be accepted. Your online application cannot be processed unless you pay your application fee online by VISA or MASTERCARD.

Composition fee of the MALCS for 1 year full-time local students is $89,000 and $44,500 for 2 years part-time paid in two installments annually.

Composition fee of the MALCS for 1 year full-time non-local students is $95,000 and $47,500 for 2 years part-time paid in two installments annually.

Applicants should note that the first installment of the composition fee is payable at the time of acceptance of an offer of admission. Once paid, the composition fee cannot be refunded.

Remark: The change of composition fee is subject to the approval of the University of Hong Kong.


Candidates may be invited to have email and/or phone interview(s).

Overseas Applications:

All non-local candidates should obtain a valid visa to enroll to our programme. Please refer to the following website of the Centre of Development and Resources for Student on the procedures for visa application:

Further details on the entrance requirements and admission can be found on the HKU Postgraduate Prospectus at:

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