F A Q
For general admission questions to the School of Journalism and Communication, please refer to details here.
1. What is the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme? What is the definition of “local applicant”? What is the procedure to apply for the fellowship? What criteria is used to determine if an applicant receives the fellowship?
The Scheme was launched by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to provide fellowships for local students pursuing selected taught postgraduate programmes that are conducive to the development of Hong Kong industry and society (https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/targeted_postgraduate_scheme.html). MSc New Media is one of the selected programmes.
a. Successful applicants will receive a tuition subsidy up to a maximum of HK$120,000. The tuition fee for full-time students is HK$45,000 and HK$21,050 per year for part-time students.
b. Only local students would be eligible for the fellowships. The applicants would be considered a non-local student if he/she is a holder of the following documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR:
c. Local students accept into the programme will be invited to complete an application form detailing their academic and/or career achievements among other things. Successful awardees will be notified in June 2021.
d. The award of the fellowships will take into account the students’ academic achievements, professional qualifications, relevant working experience and achievements in other areas, language proficiency, interview performance as well as the proposals submitted by the students with special attention to their personal statement on how they can contribute to Hong Kong after completing the programme.
2. Will the classes be taught in English, Putonghua, or Cantonese?
Most required courses and elective courses are taught in English. Students may also choose other elective courses taught in Cantonese or Putonghua, depending on availability.
3. Are all the courses scheduled in the evening? How about weekends?
With some exceptions, all core courses and postgraduate level elective courses of this programme are scheduled in weekday evening or Saturdays.
4. Where is the location of the classes? Would they be located near the MTR University Station?
Some of the classes are located at Chung Chi College while most of our classes are located at New Asia College, and students can arrive there by University shuttle bus directly.
5. Will all the elective courses as listed be offered in the coming academic year?
Most of the elective courses will be offered. It is however subject to changes by the School. Applicants may refer to the timetable of the current academic year for specific information.
6. Is excellence in English a requirement for admission?
Yes. All applicants should fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement. They must 1) possess a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations: HK Advanced Level Examination (AS Level), HK Higher Level Examination, CUHK Matriculation Examination; OR 2) have a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; OR 3) submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), or 79 (internet-based) or a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. *TOEFL and IELTS are considered valid for two years from the test date.