Further Studies

Are you considering pursuing further studies upon graduation? We strongly suggest that you start your preparation at least ONE YEAR before you graduate (the earlier, the better) to ensure a carefully considered application. Please read through the Suggested Preparation Timeline at this LINK

 

Listed below are some useful online resources to facilitate your planning:

 

1) Identify your expectations and goals

Before you proceed with your application, think carefully about why you want to pursue further studies and what you want to achieve. By setting a clear goal for yourself, you will find it easier to figure out your path ahead.

More info at https://targetpostgrad.com/advice.

 

2) Search for suitable programmes

Research available programmes that match with your background, ability and aspirations.


a) Studying in Hong Kong

You may consider postgraduate studies in different institutions in Hong Kong which offer a wide array of programmes.

b) Studying abroad

Alternatively, you may consider pursuing further studies abroad. Below are some online resources that offer advice for studying in  popular foreign study destinations : 

 

Australia

Canada

China

France

Germany

Japan

Korea

Netherlands

New Zealand

Singapore

Sweden

United Kingdom

USA

c) Advisory agencies

Some local agents can provide professional advice or even logistics support for your overseas study plan. Please be aware that a fee may be incurred for using such services.

d) Other online resources

e) University ranking

It can be useful to take reference of the rankings of your desired universities and programmes.


3) Submit application

Once you have shortlisted some desired programmes, you should then submit an application according to the timeline. It will normally take some time to complete the application. Start your application as early as possible to avoid any delays. The below sites may be useful for your application.

 

Admission essay and personal statement advice:

Obtaining a recommendation letter:

Required entrance tests for some programme applications:

A language test is likely also required for international study, such as:

Try to answer some practise questions before taking a test. A few are usually available for free on the test website. Test preparation material is also offered by many external providers, although pricing varies substantially depending on the test and desired tuition level:


4) Seek financial support

In financing your further studies, It is a good ideato contact the office of your desired/ enrolled programme and check out the available scholarships/ grants for the specific programme. In the meantime, you may also source for some scholarships offered by various organizations. Please note that many scholarships are open for application during the last quarter (Sep – Dec) of each year. Therefore, you may need to start looking for scholarships during or even before making your programme applications.

 

Scholarship searching platforms:

Some available scholarships/ grants schemes for consideration:

 

More scholarship information

 

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Good luck to your future academic/ career pursuits!


To ensure that the postgraduate programme that you choose is in line with your academic and career goals, you are highly encouraged to seek advice from professors or lecturers from your School or Department regarding your further studies plan. If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact Ms Sharon Tse at 3963 5097/ sharontse@hsu.edu.hk.

 

Disclaimer:

The SAO has no business relations with the agents/ companies/ service providers of the web links listed above, and they are posted solely for students’ reference. Students should stay alert if they are requested to provide personal information and/or pay a fee to these agents/ companies/ service providers in getting services/ information.  The SAO accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information in this website.