We are looking for candidates with a solid background in undergraduate-level mathematics, statistics, finance, and computing.

Application Timeline (2022/23 Intake)
1 Sep 2021Applications open

1 March 2022 for Non-local; 1Apr 2022 for local (23:59, GMT+8) Updated

Application deadline
TBCAdmission Interview/Exam (online)
Dec 2021 to May 2022Admission offers issued
1 Sep 20222022-23 Fall term commences

Admission criteria

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences, or an equivalent qualification from a university or tertiary institution.

English requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Paper-based test (PBT) score of no less than 550
    • Internet-based test (iBT) score of no less than 80
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • overall score of 6.5 (raised from 6.0 previously) with no sub-score lower than 5.5
  • You do not need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if
    • your first language is English, or
    • your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) is from an institution where the medium of instruction is English.

Application requirement

Please apply through the Online Admission System (OAS)
(The 2022/23 Fall Term Admissions)

Application deadline

Please visit PG Program & Course Catalog for information on admission requirements, admission timeline, and other information about postgraduate programs.

Program Fee

The program fee for the 2022/23 Intake is HK$210,000 for 36 credits.

Living Expenses (Estimated)

Expenses per monthHKD$
Accommodation (self-arranging)*5,500
Books and supplies1,000

* Accommodation standards and rents vary considerably
^ Calculations based on HK$35/meal on campus


How to Apply?

Apply to the HKUST Postgraduate Programs by taking the following simple steps:

  1. Create an account at HKUST Online PG Admissions System.

    Prepare the documents/ additional information required for application.

  2. Submit your online application before deadline.

  3. Invitation for interview will be sent to you via email.

  4. Prepare and attend the interview.

  5. Check the system regularly for the admission offer and other status updates.

    Follow the steps to accept the offer in the system.