Master of Public Management Program (MPM) 2024-25

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Global University Employability Ranking 2021 (No.2 in Greater China, No.1 in Hong Kong) in Emerging/Trendence World’s Top 1500 Universities 2023 in QS World University Rankings 2 HKUST is a dynamic, internationally renowned research university that pursues excellence in science, technology, business and the humanities, and educates future generations of global leaders and thinkers. Since it opened its doors in October 1991, HKUST has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, contributed to the rise of the Greater Bay Area as one of the world’s leading centers of innovation, and secured a place on the academic world map. In under three decades, HKUST has risen rapidly in the global academic rankings to become one of the Asia’s top universities. ABOUT HKUST

More so than ever, professionals in government (and organizations that work with governments) find themselves in environments that can be characterized as complex, unpredictable and unstable. The rules and routines, processes and precedents, and culture and capabilities of our organizations that used to work well before are coming under increasing stress. Our stakeholders and citizens are much less willing to trust government by default; they demand greater accountability from governments and public officials. New policy challenges have also emerged: the promise (and the perils) of rapid technology advances; climate change, pandemics and sustainability; rising inequality and ageing societies; middle class anxiety and the rise of populist nationalism and identity politics; and a seemingly higher frequency of crises (financial, public health for example). These challenges require new thinking and innovative, even radical, policy responses. In a world that is increasingly characterized by rapid and sometimes disruptive change, governments and public sector managers must be prepared to disrupt themselves. The Master of Public Management (MPM) program is designed to prepare students to operate and thrive in a complex, rapidly changing and disruptive world. The program will prepare them for senior management roles in organizations that deliver public services or interact frequently with governments and regulatory authorities. It aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and habits of mind to deal with the fast changing and contested environments that governments—as well as their stakeholders, partners, and regulated entities—face. In this program, students will have the opportunity to develop their managerial capabilities such as their analytical skills, operational competence and political acumen—all of which are essential for successful careers in the public or private sectors. Leveraging the strengths at HKUST, the program also aims to give students the interdisciplinary perspectives that will enable them to explore the policy, operational, regulatory and political issues associated with technology advances and sustainability. Prof. Kira MATUS Associate Head and Professor, Division of Public Policy Professor, Division of Environment & Sustainability Taught Postgraduate Programs Coordinator (Public Policy) Director, Master of Public Management Program “In an increasingly complex world, the policy problems of the 21st century demand new skills in order to develop creative, innovative, and effective solutions to meet emerging challenges. Our MPM program is designed to develop leaders in business, government, and NGOs able to meet these challenges. Our approach is interdisciplinary and forward looking, and our students learn to explore and embrace the complexity of policy problems. Our program develops individuals able to imagine creative new solutions, and the implementation strategies required to realize them.” 3 MASTER OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (MPM)

Unlike traditional Master in Public Administration programs, the MPM places an emphasis on knowledge, habits of mind, analytic skills and managerial capabilities that are highly transferable across sectors and policy domains. The program is designed for mid-career professionals, with at least three years of work experience, who wish to upgrade or update their understanding of public policy and strengthen their leadership and management skills. The program can also meet the demand for managers and professionals working in the non-profit or private sector who wish to gain knowledge and insights about decision-making and implementation in the public sector. While most of our students, especially those from the civil service, will seek career advancement opportunities in their current organizations, graduates from this program will be sought after for work in governments, in the part of the private sector that work with governments, and in the fast-growing sector of domestic and international non- governmental organizations. The MPM will equip them with a skillset that enables them to move across these sectors – as competent managers and potential leaders. Prof. Pauline NG, SBS Director, Hong Kong Policy Research Centre, Tianda Institute Adjunct Professor, Division of Public Policy, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Former Secretary-General, Legislative Council Secretariat “The MPM program is well-positioned to equip civil servants and those in utility companies and IT consultants to pursue our dream in making Hong Kong a liveable city that will bring sustainable benefits to our people.” 4 Prof. Anthony CHEUNG, GBS, JP Research Chair Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong Adjunct Professor, Division of Public Policy, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Former Secretary for Transport and Housing, HKSAR Government “The MPM program should prepare students for senior management roles in organizations providing public services or having frequent interactions with the public sector… It can provide students with an interdisciplinary study with a strong emphasis on the policy, management and governance issues concerning technological innovation and sustainability.” BUILDING CAPACITY FOR IMPACT IN PUBLIC SERVICE

The degree requires the completion of 27 credit hours (most courses are three credit hours), comprised of 18 credits of core courses and 9 credits of electives. Students admitted to the MPM will be required to complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. ELECTIVE COURSES (9 CREDITS) MPM students will choose three electives from a wide range of courses. In addition to electives offered by the Division of Public Policy, MPM students may also take courses offered by other departments/divisions such as HKUST Business School, School of Engineering, School of Humanities and Social Science, and the Division of Environment and Sustainability. Credit Transfer Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may apply for course substitution or credit transfer of no more than 12 credits. CORE COURSES (18 CREDITS) The required core courses provide students with a strong foundation in the various perspectives, skills and tools that public sector mangers or policy professionals must possess to develop and implement policies effectively. MPM students will take the following core courses: ・ Public Management: Theories and Practices ・ Economic Reasoning for Public Management ・ Managing for Sustainability ・ Managing the Policy Process ・ Public Management for Technology Innovation ・ Capstone Project ・ Professional Development for Taught Postgraduate Students Students (both local and non-local) can decide to pursue MPM degree on a part-time basis (typically in two years), or full-time basis (in one year). 5 Fall (Sept – Dec) ・ Any TWO of the following: ・ Economic Reasoning for Public Management ・ Managing the Policy Process ・ Public Management for Technology Innovation ・ Professional Development for Taught Postgraduate Students ・ Any ONE of the following: ・ Economic Reasoning for Public Management ・ Managing the Policy Process ・ Public Management for Technology Innovation ・Elective 2 Part-time Two-year YEAR 1 YEAR 2 Spring (Feb – May) ・ Public Management: Theories and Practices ・ Managing for Sustainability ・ Capstone Project ・ Elective 3 Summer (Jun – Aug) ・ Elective 1 Fall (Sept – Dec) ・ Economic Reasoning for Public Management ・ Managing the Policy Process ・ Public Management for Technology Innovation ・ Professional Development for Taught Postgraduate Students ・ Elective 1 Full-time One-Year Spring (Feb – May) ・ Public Management: Theories and Practices ・ Managing for Sustainability ・ Capstone Project ・ Elective 2 Summer (Jun – Aug) ・ Elective 3 SUGGESTED STUDY PATTERN CURRICULUM

6 ・ Capacity Building: The development of public sector leaders with analytical capacity, managerial skills and political acumen ・ Policy Development and Leadership: A strong emphasis on policy development and leadership in complex settings ・ Sustainability and Technology Innovation: Expertise in the management of key issues and challenges in sustainability and technology innovation in the public sector ・ Case Teaching: The extensive use of case studies focusing on contemporary policy challenges locally, regionally and globally ・ Inter-disciplinary: The opportunity to choose from a wide range of electives related to economic, social and environmental services that are offered by HKUST Business School, School of Engineering and School of Humanities and Social Science ・ Faculty: A faculty that is diverse in disciplinary backgrounds and has extensive experience advising national government bodies, international organizations, and major corporations Prof. Christine LOH, SBS, JP, OBE Chief Development Strategist, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Former Under Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government “One attraction of the syllabus is that it has key components in technology, innovation and sustainability, essential topics for Master Degree programs in many fields, and especially in the public sector, as these important topics tend to be under-provided although public sector managers know how important they are.” WHY STUDY MPM AT HKUST?

Prof. Kira MATUS PhD in Public Policy, Harvard University Areas of Specialization ・Innovation for Sustainable Development ・Sustainable Production and Consumption / Sustainable Manufacturing ・Green Chemistry and Engineering ・Science Advice in Public Policy ・Regulation of Emerging Technologies ・Sustainability Science Prof. Naubahar SHARIF PhD in Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University Areas of Specialization ・Innovation and Technology Policy in Hong Kong and China ・Belt and Road Initiative Prof. Anthony Bing-leung CHEUNG PhD in Government, London School of Economics and Political Science Areas of Specialization ・ Governance studies ・ Asian administrative reforms ・ Civil service studies ・ Para-governmental organizations and Privatization ・ Public policy Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN PhD in Historical Demography, University of Cambridge Areas of Specialization ・ Population and Policy in Asia Prof. Magdalena KLEMUN PhD in Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Areas of Specialization ・ Technology Innovation ・ Energy and Climate Policy Prof. Chaosu LI PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina Areas of Specialization ・ Urban Planning and Governance ・Urban Form ・Climate Change Planning ・Applied GIS and Urban Big Data Analytics Prof. Donald How Tian LOW (Professor in Practice) Master in International Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University Areas of Specialization ・ Economics and Behavioral Economics ・ Decision-making and Risk Analysis ・ Inequality and Social Policy ・ Complexity in Public Policy ・ Organizational Behavior Prof. Michael Shih-Ta CHEN PhD in Economics, Cornell University Prof. King Lau CHOW PhD in Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine Areas of Specialization ・ Evolutionary Genetics ・ Emerging Technology Regulation ・ Public Health Ethics ・ Science and Interdisciplinary Education Policy Prof. Alex Jingwei HE PhD in Public Policy, National University of Singapore Areas of Specialization ・ Comparative Social Policy ・ Policy Innovation and Entrepreneurship ・ Health Policy and Governance Prof. Albert Francis PARK PhD in Applied Economics, Stanford University Areas of Specialization ・ Applied Economics ・ Development Economics ・ Labor Economics ・ Chinese Economy Faculty Acting Head, Division of Public Policy MPM Program Director 7 FACULTY PROFILE Prof. Hyuncheol Bryant KIM Ph.D. Economics, Columbia University Areas of Specialization ・ Applied Empirical Microeconomics: Development Economics, Health Economics, Education Economics, Personnel Economics, and Policy Evaluation Prof. Raul P. LEJANO Ph.D in Environmental Health Science University of California, Los Angeles Areas of Specialization ・ Collective Action ・ Pro-environmental Behavior ・ Environmental Justice and Governance ・ Relational Theories of Public Policy Prof. Yatang LIN PhD in Economics, London School of Economics Areas of Specialization ・ Environmental Economics ・ Urban and Regional Economics ・ International Trade ・ Economic Growth and Development

Dr. Fangxin Francine YI PhD in Urban Development and Policy, National University of Singapore Areas of Specialization ・ Urban and Land Policy ・ City Resilience ・ Risk Management ・ Complexity and Public Policy Prof. Ye QI PhD in Environmental Science, State University of New York and Syracuse University Areas of Specialization ・ Energy ・ Environment ・ Climate Change Policy ・ Governance for Sustainability Prof. Timothy SZE PhD in Jurisprudence, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Prof. Julien de TROULLIOUD de LANVERSIN PhD in Applied Physics, Princeton University Areas of Specialization ・ Nuclear Policy ・ Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control ・ International Security ・ Energy Policy ・ U.S.-China Collaboration in Science & Technology ・ Open-source Science Prof. James Ka Lei WONG PhD in Government, London School of Economics Areas of Specialization ・ Environmental Politics and Policy ・ Theories of Institutional Design ・ Deliberative Democracy and Governance Prof. Xun WU PhD in Public Policy Analysis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Areas of Specialization ・ Water Resource Management ・ Health Policy ・ Anti-corruption ・ Policy Design and Innovations ・ Technology Policy Prof. Kewei Corey XU PhD in Public Administration, Florida State University Areas of Specialization ・ Technology and Governance ・ Smart City ・ Big Data Analytics ・ Sustainability ・ Public Policy Prof. Yan XU PhD in Telecommunications Policy, University of Strathclyde Areas of Specialization ・ Technology and Innovation Management ・ Telecom Industry Development and Policy Open Innovation ・ Information Technology Policy and Standardization ・ Digital Economy Prof. Masaru YARIME PhD in Economics and Policy Studies of Innovation and Technological Change, Maastricht University Areas of Specialization ・ Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy ・ Public Policy and Institutional Design for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability ・ Innovation Systems of Smart Cities ・ Sustainability Science Prof. Zhuoni ZHANG PhD in Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Areas of Specialization ・ Population Migration ・ Social Inequality ・ Residential Segregation ・ Ethnic Enclaves ・ Urban Studies Prof. Pengyu ZHU PhD in Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California Areas of Specialization ・ Transportation Policy ・ Economic Development Policy ・ Housing Policy ・ Land use Policy ・ Applications of Big Data in Policymaking Prof. Xiaofan ZHAO PhD in Public Administration, Tsinghua University Areas of Specialization ・ Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Policy and Governance ・ Theories of the Policy Process ・ Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance 8 Dr. Marie N. BERNAL PhD in Public Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Areas of Specialization ・ Risk Regulation ・ Policymaking ・ Policy Dynamics ・ Behavioral and Cognitive Science Implications for Public Policy Dr. Michael TYRALA PhD in Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong Areas of Specialization ・ World-systems Analysis ・ Global Offshore Economy ・ Global Tax Governance ・ Political Economy of Development ・ Social Psychology of Late Capitalism

Our MPM students combine strong academic records with diverse and interesting work experiences. The MPM program focuses on the development of managerial and analytical capabilities, with an emphasis on preparing students for management roles in organizations that deliver public services or have frequent interactions with the government. The MPM thus attracts students from diverse professional fields. Apart from those in the public sector (such as government and inter-governmental organizations, publicly funded institutions and social service organizations), young professionals in financial, consulting, engineering and technology firms may also find the MPM an attractive post-graduate program to pursue. The varied professional background of our STUDENT PROFILE MPM STUDENTS 2022/23 COHORT - WORK BACKGROUND STUDENTS' UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR (2022 INTAKE) 9 ・ 33% Business Administration and Management ・ 20% Language ・ 11% Social Science & Humanities ・ 9% Economics ・ 9% Science ・ 7% Media and Communication ・ 7% Engineering ・ 4% Public Administration ・ 2% Law Public 30% (Government, Publicly funded institutions, etc.) Private 70% (Real Estate, Trading, ICT, Engineering, Construction/Green Building, Consulting, etc.) students enhances class diversity and the quality of the learning environment. Most of our MPM students are alumni of top universities in Hong Kong and mainland China, such as the University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University and Sun Yat-Sen University. We also have students who studied at top universities abroad, such as University College London, Cornell University and University of California, San Diego. Finally, a wide range of majors is represented by our MPM students, again contributing to the diversity of the class.

10 STUDENT/ALUMNI SHARING CHAN, Hoi Yan Janice (MPM Class of 2024) Executive Officer, HKSAR Government Bachelor of Business Administration (Integrated BBA Programme) and Bachelor of Social Science (Journalism and Communication) Double Degree (2018) The Chinese University of Hong Kong “Facing a complex, rapidly changing and disruptive world, it is crucial for civil servants to acquire the ability to embrace changes. Pursuing the MPM at HKUST is an extraordinary experience. Eminent professors at HKUST have provided me valuable insights into the importance of making analytical judgment when executing policies and developed my managerial capabilities and skills to handle crisis management from both local and global perspectives. This program also allows me to meet and learn from people with various academic backgrounds and professions, which brings network and inspiration.” SHENG, Zexia (MPM Class of 2023) Project Manager, UNICEPTA China Bachelor of Law in Sociology (2017) Shanghai University “In the more and more complex, unpredictable, and unstable world, we often need a pause from busy work to enrich ourselves and find new directions. MPM is an excellent choice for those with work experience. It’s also a good opportunity for working adults to improve their management ability through the training of analytical skills, operational competence and political acumen.” TEJADA, Raly Lofamia (MPM Class of 2024) Consul General, The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong Juris Doctor (1998) San Sebastian College of Law “The MPM program provides cutting-edge analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in today’s uncertain, fast changing and highly competitive environment. Students are encouraged to think critically and trained to engage in a wide range of collaborative endeavors that aim to promote the use of a good public policy that brings benefits to the general public.”

11 ISLAM Homayra (MPM Class of 2023) Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Master’s in Finance and Banking (2016) National University, Bangladesh “Working for the government for the past six years has taught me the significance of public management and its ever-changing character. It is essential to comprehend and adapt to the present local and global changes and the challenges they pose for the country's development. HKUST offers a plethora of opportunities to explore and study global policy and management processes, which will unquestionably contribute to my success. The environment, the energy, and the diversity that it brings compel me to ponder and reconsider how I perceive certain topics pertaining to policy and its effective administration. ” WONG, Koby Lok Yin (MPM Class of 2024) Assistant Manager, China Resources Group Master of Science in International Social and Public Policy (2019) London School of Economics and Political Science “I believe pursuing MPM at HKUST can help me further develop my leadership and managerial capabilities, which are crucial for successful careers in every sector. Unlike traditional MPA, MPM leverages the strengths at HKUST and provides very insightful courses related to sustainability and technological advances, which I regard as essential for us to keep pace with the fast-moving era of information and technology.” DENG Lixia (MPM Class of 2023) Strategy manager, Wireless Life InformationTechnology Co.,Ltd Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (2016) Beijing Jiaotong University “China's tech industry has been suffering compounded regulatory challenges, which motivates me to pursue MPM at HKUST. With a well-diversified cohort and interdisciplinary curriculum structure, the MPM enables students to learn from each other and develop a more comprehensive understanding of their previous working field. The theories and cases studied in class provide the essential toolkit for students' future career development, whether in the public or private sector.”

AHAMMED, Monir (MPM Class of 2023) Operations Coordinator, Landmark Group MSSc in Anthropology (2011) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh “I always dreamed I would contribute to my home country’s policy-making decision process as a specialist. For this, I need to earn a specialized degree. I found Master of Public Management is the one I was looking for. The courses taught here are very much time relevant. Its world-class educational environment and prominent teaching staff who were trained from global top-ranked universities amazed me. ” LO, Tim Man Him (MPM Class of 2024) Head of System Development, BEAM Society Limited B.A. Urban Studies and Planning (2009) University of California San Diego “As a team leader in an NGO, I see that organizational and social problems are becoming increasingly complex. The need for innovative public policy and effective leadership has never been more important in dealing with issues within NGO and managing NGOs' expectations in society. MPM is a program that emphasizes in innovative policy and capacity building. By studying with the MPM program, I become more effective in analyzing the socio-economic challenges and formulating effective policies to help strengthen my organization's position in society.” CHAN, Hoi Yi (MPM Class of 2023) Co founder & Director of Teaching Department, Ivy House Education Studio Bachelor of Nutritional Sciences (2016) Cornell University “I am particularly attracted to UST’s MPM program because the objective of the program perfectly matches my career goal. The program is designed to prepare the students for senior management roles in organizations that deliver public services, while aims to equip them with the skills, knowledge and habits of mind to deal with the fast-changing and contested environments that governments face.” 12

13 XIONG Xiange (MPM Class of 2022) Manager of International students, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Master of Arts in China Studies (2018) City University of Hong Kong “The theoretical knowledge about public management and public policy gained equips me the abilities to make policies and decisions working in public fields. The MPM program enables me to have a deep understanding of the public affairs of society, and exercise my logical thinking ability and critical thinking. It helps me analyze and solve practical problems from different perspectives in my future work. It enables me to observe and examine management issues from a macro, holistic perspective.” HUANG Wei (MPM Class of 2022) Crisis Management Team Member, Chinasoft International-Expatriate Staff to Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., LTD BSc in Pharmacy (2017) Central South University “The MPM program provided me with an unparalleled learning experience. It has not only broadened my intellectual boundaries and international perspective but also given me a deeper insight into my career. The practical courses in economics, technology, public policy and sustainable development help enrich my understanding of public relations and are inexhaustible sources of motivation for my future work. ” YANG Yang (MPM Class of 2022) Senior Analyst, Goldlink Securities Limited Bachelor of Management (2014) Civil Aviation University of China “MPM has cultivated my thinking and ability to analyze problems comprehensively, allowing me to deal with complex problems in my work. The international teaching atmosphere allows me to adapt to the diverse working environment in Hong Kong in advance.”

KWONG, Hiu Pan (MPM Class of 2023) Reporter for the Hong Kong Channel, Phoenix TV BA (Hon) in Journalism and Mass Communication (2017) Hong Kong Shue Yan University “Reporting on political and social issues is one of my job routines. HKUST’s MPM program gives me a strong understanding of public management and the policy making process. There are interesting and practical courses covering a range of public policy and management issues. These provide analytical skills and theoretical insights for journalists who wish to understand contemporary society.” ZHU Yue (MPM Class of 2022) Senior Project Manager, AVIC-INTL Project Engineering Company BA in English Literature (2011) Beijing Language and Culture University “MPM program has impressed me incomparably with its dedicated curriculum design, top-notch professors, as well as topical-related analysis tools. ” IP Man Suen (MPM Class of 2023) Senior Manager, Office of the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, HKUST Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.) in Communication (2004) Hong Kong Baptist University “I am excited to join the first cohort of the MPM part-time program where I can learn from world-class faculty and take part in fruitful discussion and group projects with classmates from diverse background. Apart from the strong network and bonding among the classmates and teachers, what I enjoyed most about the program was its inter-disciplinary approach with elements in policy, economics, sustainability, innovation and more. This program has certainly enabled me to acquire new knowledge and develop managerial capabilities, analytical and problem-solving skills in times of disruptive changes.” WANG, Qinghua (MPM Class of 2022) Senior Secretary, China Reform Holdings Corporation Ltd. Bachelor of Management (2015) Shanghai International Studies University “The new-born program is a wonderful platform for me to explore the world from a more professional perspective. Lucky that I am admitted into it and absorb fresh knowledge from our prominent professors.” 14

15 YAU Tsz Wai (MPM Class of 2023) Fire Officer, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, HKSAR Government BEng in Engineering (2008) City University of Hong Kong “Given the changes in society and the political environment in Hong Kong, I felt it was critical to enrich my professional knowledge of public policy and management. Being a mid-career civil servant in Hong Kong, I wanted to enhance my analytical and managerial capabilities. The MPM programme of HKUST has provided me with opportunities to strengthen my potential through diverse, interdisciplinary learning. I have also been greatly inspired by the insights of my peers in the inaugural MPM class.” NG Ga Kiu Bennie (MPM Class of 2023) Assistant Hospital Administrator, Hospital Authority BBA (Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management (2016) The Chinese University of Hong Kong “The MPM program gives me an amazing opportunity to learn from top-tier professors and diversify my knowledge in public management. It enables me to communicate better at work with government officials and formulate thorough management plans.” CHEUNG Yue Yan (MPM Class of 2023) Senior Land Surveyor, Lands Department, HKSAR Government MSc in Real Estate (2008) The University of Hong Kong “The increasing complexity of society and rising expectations from the general public require the civil service to develop greater capacity to manage change and enhance public services. At HKUST’s MPM program, world-renowned professors have equipped me with excellent theoretical and practical insights through their lectures and the case studies we discuss in class. Upon graduation, MPM students would have sharpened their policy acumen and developed a greater sensitivity to broader political considerations – especially when helping to formulate public policies. ”

16 To qualify for admission, applicants shall have: ・ A bachelor’s degree with second class honors; ・ At least 3 years of working experience; ・ Fulfilled English Language requirements set by the University: Applicants are NOT required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if ・ their first language is English, or ・ they obtained their bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English. Tuition Fee HK$150,000: This includes one year of full-time or two years of part-time enrolment (for a total of 27 credits). The nominal program fee covers 27 credits of course study. Students are required to pay HK$7,000 per credit for taking additional course(s) or auditing course(s) beyond the nominal 27-credit requirement. Scholarships Subject to funding availability, scholarships may be given to selected awardees based on academic and professional excellence. Scholarships are granted to selected students in the form of tuition fee reduction. Proficiency Test TOEFL-iBT TOEFL-pBT TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test IELTS (Academic Module) Minimum Scores 80* 550 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing Sections) Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5 *Refer to the total score in one single attempt TUITION FEE AND SCHOLARSHIPS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

17 APPLICATION PROCESS All applicants should submit their application documents through to the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS) of HKUST. Admission offers will be made on a rolling basis. As admissions are awarded on a competitive basis, early applications are strongly recommended. Late applications are considered only if there are still unfilled places. Application Deadlines for 2024/25 Admissions: For applicants from outside Hong Kong 31st May 2024 For applicants from Hong Kong 30th June 2024

ADMISSION ENQUIRIES Online Enquiry Form: Fok Ying Tung Graduate School Web: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Division of Public Policy Tel: (852) 3469 2256 | Email: | Web: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong MTPC-G20558