Master of Science in Computer Science, HKU

Programme Overview


The MSc(CompSc) programme is a comprehensive postgraduate study programme provides advanced and in-depth learning in Computer Science. The programme is credit unit based, with courses of both applied and fundamental nature. Students can choose from a comprehensive and diversified study in Computer Science courses or focussed streams of study. Focussed streams of study represent a cohesive collection of related courses that provides both fundamental and in-depth exposure to students in a given ICT domain.

Admission 2023


To help you make a decision, here is a summary of the facts and details you will need - programme schedule, composition fees and application deadlines.

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The MSc(CompSc) programme is offered in both full-time and part-time modes.

There are 3 semesters in an academic year, i.e. semester 1: September – December, semester 2: January – May and the summer semester: June – August.

Part-time: 2-3 years
Full-time: 1-2 years

Classes are usually conducted in weekday evenings from 7:00 p.m., or during weekends. Some courses will be offered mainly for full-time students in weekday daytime.

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The composition fee for each 6-credit course is HK$18,000. Project has a composition fee of HK$36,000 and the Dissertation has a composition fee of HK$72,000. Total composition fee for the two study modes are therefore as follows:

10 courses + Project:

(HK$18,000 x 10) + (HK$36,000) = HK$216,000

8 Courses + Dissertation:

(HK$18,000 x 8) + (HK$72,000) = HK$216,000

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Main round: 30 December 2022
Clearing round: 12:00nn (HKT), 14 April 2023

To be considered, you must submit a complete application, with supporting materials uploaded online, before the deadline. For more information, please click here for details.

Information Session  MORE DETAIL

Details of the information session:

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02 December 2020 (Wednesday) 4:00pm-5:30pm
MSc(CompSc) and MSc(ECom&IComp) Information Session Webinar (for full-time applicants)
Registration link
A notification email will be sent to those who registered successfully before 2 December.