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Fees

Undergraduate and Post-Secondary Programmes

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for all levels of study are subject to the announcement by the HKSAR Government in due course. Tuition fees for an academic year are payable in two equal installments before the start of each semester, i.e. August for Semester One and January for Semester Two. Any fees paid are not refundable.

Programme Tuition Fee of Local Students per year (for 2017/18 as reference only) Tuition Fee of Non-local Students per year (for 2017/18 as reference only)
Degree Programmes HK$42,100 HK$48,000
Non-degree Programmes HK$31,575 HK$36,000

Caution Money and Graduation Fee

On registration in a new academic programme, students are required to pay a caution money sum of HK$400 which will be converted into a graduation fee upon graduation. Caution money will be used to cover any unpaid claims charged to a student, such as outstanding library dues. Except on official withdrawal, the balance of the caution money is not refundable. Other fees and charges include transcript fees and replacement charges for lost or damaged student identity cards.

Students’ Union Subscription Fee

All full-time students at the Academy are full members of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Students’ Union (SU) and are required to pay the prescribed fee. For the 2018/19 academic year, an entrance fee of HK$100 on first joining the SU and an annual subscription fee of HK$120 will be charged.

Postgraduate Programmes

Tuition Fees

As a reference, tuition fees for the full-time programmes in 2016/2017 are HK$101,000 (MFA in Cinema Production tuition fee is HK$122,000) per year and payable in two equal instalments. The first instalment is due before September and second instalment is due before February of each academic year. Any fees paid are not refundable.

As a reference, tuition fees for the part-time programmes in 2016/2017 are HK$67,400 (MFA in Cinema Production tuition fee is HK$81,400) per year for three years and each year is payable in two instalments. The first instalment is due before September and second instalment is due before February of each academic year. All part-time students are required to register for a minimum of 15 credits per year (except in the final year of study). Any fees paid are not refundable.

When letters of offer are issued to prospective students, the actual tuition fee for student's first year of study is indicated. Subsequent tuition increases are announced at the end of each Academic year and these increases are applied to tuition fees for both continuing and new students.

Registration beyond the normative study period# will incur a charge per semester (in 2016/2017, the charge is HK$6,740 per semester).

# Normative study period > full-time: 2 years, part-time: 3 or 4 years

Caution Money and Graduation Fee

On first registration in a new academic programme, students are required to pay a caution money sum of HK$400.00, which will be converted into a graduation fee upon graduation.Caution money will be used to cover any unpaid claims charged to a student, such as outstanding library fines. Except on official withdrawal, the balance is not refundable.There are other fees and charges such as transcript fees and replacement charges for lost or damaged student identity cards.