DPA Application Process and Admissions

Applicants for admission to the DPA programme shall:

  1. hold a Bachelor's degree and a taught Master's degree in Public Administration or the equivalent;
  2. have at least 8 years’ professional experience in public administration or other related disciplines as may from time to time be judged appropriate by the Programme Committee;
  3. good knowledge of public affairs in Greater China, including Hong Kong.
  4. satisfy the English language requirements of HKU;
  5. be required to attend an admissions interview with a panel, and
  6. if deemed necessary, satisfy examiners in a qualifying examination.

Application Process:

Online application system: https://aal.hku.hk/tpg/programme/doctor-public-administration
Closing Date: 31 March, 2021

Tuition and Fees:

ApplicationHKD 300 (non-refundable)
Caution MoneyHKD 350
Composition HKD 120,000 per year (part-time) for 2021-22 admission (subject to approval)

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Regardless of the final admission decision, the Programme will not comment on the suitability or performance of any applicant.


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