Section 1 – About the Programme

More information on the programme structure of the MA(STEM Ed) programme can be found on the MA(STEM Ed) programme website (“Programme Information” → “Programme Structure”).

The general duration of the full-time MA(STEM Ed) programme is 1 year and the part-time is 2 years.

In consideration of the in-service teachers who have enrolled in the programme, most lectures of the MA(STEM Ed) Programme will be conducted in the evenings (i.e. 18:30–21:20), Monday to Friday. For students studying full-time, certain lessons involving hands-on activities may be conducted during the daytime.

Apart from completing the 6 core courses, students are required to choose ONE out of the TWO courses in each Elective Group in their final semester, i.e.:

Elective Group I (3 credit points)

  • Curriculum, teaching and assessment in STEM for primary schools; or
  • Curriculum, teaching and assessment in STEM for secondary schools

Elective Group II (3 credit points)

  • Research Project; or
  • Internship

For Elective Group II, namely Research Project or Internship, students can choose according to their own interests and other considerations, but the final allocation will be made by the Programme with consideration on other criteria such as students’ academic results.

Students are welcome to contact the programme leaders for academic advice. Their contact information is available on the MA(STEM Ed) programme website (“Contact Us”).

Section 2 – Application

An applicant whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking country should normally fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (academic version); or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

The results of IELTS/TOEFL provided should be within two years (i.e., for the 2024/25 intake, the IELTS/TOEFL test must be obtained on or after 1 Jan 2022); and

The results of IELTS/TOEFL should be “taken in test centres” (i.e., tests taken online such as IELTS indicator/IELTS Online and TOEFL Home Editions are NOT accepted).

The MA(STEM Ed) Programme does NOT consider the tests of PTE at this moment. Please refer to the English Language Requirements listed in the answer to FAQ#8.

The Programme Office will invite applicants who fulfill the English language requirements to attend an interview for the first priority. A conditional offer shall be given to those who do not meet the requirements upon interview performance or any other considerations. All applicants must fulfill and submit the documents before the specified deadline.

To facilitate the admission process, please be reminded to upload all the required documents to your application account. In general, you should upload:

  • Scanned copy of your academic qualification(s);
  • English language test report(s); and
  • Other supporting document(s).

Please refer to “Submission of Supporting Documents” from the Registry for details.

The University reserves the right to request you to apply for official transcripts (either electronic transcript or hardcopy) and / or language test reports to be sent directly to EdUHK from the issuing universities / authorities before confirming your admission offer and upon programme registration.

No. Graduates from any discipline who have met the basic entry requirements are welcome.

Section 3 – Interview and Application Status

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online individual interview to be conducted in English.

The interview invitation will be sent through the email address submitted to the application account. Applicants who have not been invited for an interview may still be considered if the intake quota is not filled.

Language, communication, and organizational skills will be assessed. The candidate’s understanding of the programme-related knowledge and issues will also be considered.

Successful applicants will receive individual notification by email within four weeks after the interview.  You may also log in to your application account and check your current application status. When an admission offer is made to you, your application status will be shown as “Offer Confirmed (Published)”.

Applicants who do not receive any admission offer before the commencement of the programme may assume their application is unsuccessful. No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful or waitlisted applicants.

It normally takes 10 – 14 working days for our Finance Office to receive and verify your payment. Overseas payment via T/T remittance will take longer time. Once your payment is received and verified, your application status will be changed to “Offer Accepted”. To avoid any delay, please ensure that you have quoted your EPN number when you make a payment.

If there are any irregularities regarding your payment, the relevant department will contact you by email in due course.

Section 4 – Other Inquiries (Including Visa-related Issues and Support for non-local Students)

In case of special circumstances, non-local students who are unable to complete the MA(STEM Ed) Programme within the normal period of study should contact the programme staff at least three months before the expiry date of their Student Visa / Entry Permit.

For Mainland, Taiwan and Macau students, please contact us by

E-mail: mastem@eduhk.hk

Phone: (852) 2948 8345

For International students, please contact the Global Affairs Office by

E-mail: gao@eduhk.hk

Phone: (852) 2948 7654

Office Location: Room A-G/F-10, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Also, you can visit or Global Affairs Office (www.eduhk.hk/gao) website for details.

It could be around HKD$180,000-220,000 per year including tuition, accommodation, living, and other expenses. (For reference only, the actual expenditure will be subject to each applicant’s spending habits.)

Since on-campus accommodation is highly competitive, not all admitted postgraduate students can get a place. The Student Affairs Office (SAO) will provide off-campus accommodation information for reference. For details, please visit the Off-campus Accommodation Information Platform.

In addition, our departmental staff will provide pastoral care to students through departmental WeChat: eduhkses.

Graduates are welcome to participate in the “National Examination for Admissions to The Civil Service” of China or any job recruitment. As the recognition policies vary from department to department and may change each year, graduates are advised to contact each department for details.

Yes, the MA (STEM Ed) Programme is recognized worldwide. Also, with its medium of instruction in English, the Programme provides a solid foundation for graduates to study worldwide.

Graduates need to obtain a teacher qualification (e.g. a local Teacher’s Certificate or Post-graduate Diploma/Certificate in Education) or a Teacher Certificate to be recruited as a teacher in Hong Kong and Mainland China respectively. Graduates without the aforementioned qualification may be employed as contract teachers or teaching assistants upon different schools’ consideration.

The Programme Office will invite eligible local applicants, who have accepted the offer, to apply for the fellowship scheme in due course. Candidates will then be shortlisted by the Selection Team, and upon approval of relevant authorities, the recipients will be informed via email. The selection will be completed a month before the programme’s commencement.

For the eligibility and more details of the fellowship scheme, please visit the website here.

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