To be eligible for admission to the degree of Master of Architecture, a candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

  1. shall comply with the General Regulations;
  2. shall hold a Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) degree of the University of Hong Kong or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; a student without an architecture degree shall not be deemed eligible for admission;
  3. for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b);
  4. shall satisfy the examiners in qualifying examination if required.

An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.  Preference will be given to applicants with professional experience that has shaped their practical and intellectual capacity in a positive manner.

Application Submission Requirements

(i) Soft-copy Submission

  • Design Portfolio (A4 landscape orientation in PDF format; 20 pages; 30 MB file size limit): Including academic design work and professional work;
  • 2 Referee Reports: At least one academic reference is required and the standard referee report is adopted.  Referees should complete an online evaluation form in addition to submitting a signed soft copy (PDF) letter of recommendation on their institutional/company letterhead;
  • A Written Statement of Interest: The essay should be submitted within the online HKU Taught Postgraduate application form (500 words maximum);
  • Curriculum Vitae (inclusive of publications and academic awards, if any ) with a maximum length of 5 pages (Optional);
  • Online Application Form (

(ii) Both Soft-copy and Hard-copy Submissions

  • English Proficiency Test Record (if applicants have not been studying in the university in which the courses are taught in English, English Proficiency Test Record is required);
  • Official transcripts and graduation certificate

 (iii) Hard-copy Submission

  • Proof of your identity (i.e. a copy of an identity card or a copy of a valid passport).

Postal Address:
Ms Money Lam
Faculty of Architecture
Room 415, 4/F, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
(Ref.: MArch)

* Detailed soft-copy submission guidelines will be sent to the applicants and referees respectively via email within one day upon completion of on-line application.

  • Online Applications open on December 2, 2015.
  • Application submission is open until January 31, 2016.
  • Deadline for submitting of all supporting documents to complete the application is January 31, 2016.

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