The application deadline is 12:00 noon (GMT+8), March 1, 2022 (Tuesday).

Programme Entrance Requirements

The Programme is designed primarily for students with a background in a built environment-related discipline, including but not limited to architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies, urban planning, urban design, surveying, engineering, archaelogy, etc. Motivated candidates with a degree in other disciplines with relevant working experience may also be eligible and they should contact the admission advisor before applying.

Applicants are required to select one of the following two streams as their specialization in the application:

  • Conservation Planning and Management
  • Design for Conservation

Online application form: 

After submitting an online application via the University’s online application system applicants will receive an email from the Faculty with login ID and password to access the Faculty’s MSc Conservation Application Documents Submission System.

Please upload the below list of supporting documents to the system by 12:00 noon (GMT+8), March 1, 2022:

  • HKID copy for local applicants or passport copy for non-local applicants.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Graduation certificate (if any).
  • Brief curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • Official test report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (non-home edition), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (if you have not been studying in a university in which the courses are taught in English).
  • A written Statement of Interest (500 words maximum) that explains your professional and academic interests and motivation in applying to the Master of Conservation Programme. You may also identify a subject in conservation that you wish to explore in greater depth in your graduate studies at HKU.

Applicants who select the “Design for Conservation” stream must submit a portfolio that demonstrates their design skills and experience. Proper credit and context must be given for all work related to author, collaborators, and professional office in which the work was completed or academic course and instructor for which the work was completed, where appropriate. The portfolio should be in PDF format and should not exceed 15 pages nor 30Mb.

Applicants have to appoint 2 referees, preferably previous teachers or professional employers via the University’s online application system ( ). Both of your referees will be requested to complete an online referee report and upload a reference letter via a separate email sent by the Faculty.