Call for Applications for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program 2019-2020, Hong Kong

HKUST is a dynamic, international research university in a relentless pursuit of excellence, leading advances in science, technology, business and humanities, and educating new generations of global front-runners. Since its offcial opening in October 1991, HKUST has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time. In less than three decades, HKUST has risen rapidly in the global academic arena and has been ranked as one of the best universities in Asia and globally by global university rankings.

Our Master of Public Policy (MPP) is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with knowledge of the full impact of sciencevand technology innovations and professional skills in the formulation and implementation of innovative solutions to current and emerging global challenges. Situated in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), a leading university in science and technology, the program draws from research and teaching excellence from across a diverse range of disciplines to equip students with a set of core skills in data analytics, economic analysis and management to become effective policy professionals.

Designed for students with diverse educational backgrounds, including social science, science, engineering, business, and other fields of study, this two-year full-time program consists of a core curriculum, a summer internship upon completion of year one, a second year client-based policy analysis project and elective courses allowing students to develop their areas of specialization. The first of its kind in Hong Kong, this program provides students with complete professional training that focuses on problem-solving skills with real-world cases and examples.

Tuition Fee HK$240,000:

  • This includes two years of full-time enrollment (for 48 credits total)


  • Subject to funding availability, scholarships may be given to selected awardees based on academic and professional excellence. Scholarship are granted to selected students in the form of tuition reduction.


All applicants should submit their application documents through to the Office of Postgraduate Studies (PGSO) of HKUST before 1st June 2019 (or before 15th July 2019 for applicants from Hong Kong). Early applications are strongly recommended as admissions offers will be made on a rolling basis. Late applications may be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Application Deadlines for 2019/2020 Admissions:

  • For applicants from outside Hong Kong -  1st June 2019
  • For applicants from Hong Kong - 15th July 2019​

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