Program Fee & Expenses

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Program Fee

The program fee of 30 credits is HK$145,000.



  • The program fee is for 30 credits of course work.
  • Students admitted with credit transfer are also required to pay the full program fee.
  • Students who take course(s) beyond the nominal study period (full-time: 1 year; part-time: 2 years), or need to retake failed course(s) or take extra course(s) (including transferred course) beyond the 30-credit limit to fulfill the graduation requirement are required to pay HK$4,833 for each extra credit.
  • Once the fee is paid, it is non-refundable.

Other Expenses

The program fee does not cover any personal expenses, including but not limited to the cost of travel to Hong Kong and the cost of living in Hong Kong. HKUST does not provide on-campus accommodation to students of taught postgraduate programs. For assistance in finding off-campus accommodation, please contact Off-campus Housing Section (OCHS) by email or visit Off-Campus Housing. On the other hand, students would also visit here which is the forum managed by Mainland Students and Scholars Society (MSSS), a student organization at HKUST for more information.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2023/24Continuing Education Fund (CEF)