Admission to the MUD program is competitive. Approximately 25 students enrol each year from an applicant pool of about 150-200. Most applicants have strong academic background in the fields of architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Some have professional experiences. Applicants are urged to focus on design portfolio, which is the most important document in the admission procedure. Applications for the academic year 2018-2019 will be available on 14 November 2017. All online application forms and supporting materials must be received by Jan. 5, 2018. The application package should be sent to the following address:
Faculty Office, Room 415, 4/F Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
(Attn: Mr William Lo)
MUD offer email will be sent by the 31 March 2018 or earlier. A confirmation letter will be sent by end of April 2018 or earlier. The University thanks the applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted by 31 May 2018 at the latest will be notified of the application results.
Interested applicants can join the Department’s Admissions Talk to be held on 25 November 2017 (Saturday) at 10:00 am in Room KLLG109, LG1/F., K. K. Leung, The University of Hong Kong. Details will be released closer to the date of the event.
The composition fees for the Master of Urban Design in the academic year 2018-2019 is HK$170,000. The fee covers tuition for courses on offer and student’s usage of university facilities, including health clinic, sports centre and library. It does not include costs for fieldtrips, printing, binding, stationery, books, and model-making.
A new studio space at the 8/F Knowles Building is provided to MUD teaching activities and student work. Students can benefit from the facilities and technical know-how of Department of Urban Planning and Design, Landscape, Real Estate and Architecture. Students also could access the latest Digital Fabrication Laboratory and other workshop facilities in the Department of Architecture.
Application from a list of developing countries in Asia are eligible to apply for the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship (ADB) which provides financial assistance to well-qualified candidates to pursue postgraduate studies in city and building-related fields. The Scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses during the study in Hong Kong. More details can be found in the website (http://www.adb.org/JSP). Applicants from developed economies, Hong Kong and Mainland China included, are ineligible for the ADB scholarship.