Application Deadline is March 31, 2022 at 12:00 noon (HKT)
Applications are invited for admission in September 2022 to read for the degree of Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.
To be eligible for admission to the programme, a candidate shall satisfy both the University Admissions Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:
An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.
The Division will admit up to 15 local and international students to the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (PDLA) program each year. We welcome applications from students from a broad range of academic and cultural backgrounds. The PDLA provides a foundational education in the discipline of landscape architecture focusing especially on the creative and intellectual aspects of the field. The diploma program is designed to prepare students without design backgrounds for continuing studies at a master’s level. Those students enrolled in the PDLA who wish to continue in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the University of Hong Kong will be granted a fast-tracked application process.
PDLA students engage in a broad range of core landscape architecture studies covering the history of the discipline, landscape materials and their technologies, representational methods, and studio design. Topical issues addressed during the program currently include issues such as urbanism, human settlement, community and heritage, public space, green infrastructure, impacts of climate change, environmental remediation, conservation, and sustainable development.
Students are exposed to diverse approaches to a broad range of environmental, contextual and problem-solving challenges. Students will build individual skills as develop their abilities to work productively in groups. As with any studio-based learning, this program features a high degree of one-on-one instruction but also expects students to develop self-initiating and reflective work methods.
The PDLA program extends over one year (three semesters) of full-time study. There is no part-time mode. The curriculum and syllabuses can be found at the Faculty of Architecture website:
The composition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is HK$160,000 (Subject to approval and excluding expenses for materials, books, and printing).
Applications for a taught postgraduate programme can be downloaded and submitted via our on-line application system:
Admission is both rigorous and competitive. Candidates should show that they:
The PDLA Admissions Panel selects candidates for interview based on their academic background, working experience, letters of recommendation, personal essay, and portfolio of creative works. Admission is offered on the basis of both interview performance and original submissions.