Graduate Education Centre
Fees and Financial Aid
Tuition fees for the full-time programmes in 2019/20 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.
Tuition fees for the part-time programmes in 2019/20 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 additional charge per semester.
# Normative study period > full-time: 2 years, part-time: 3 or 4 years
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.
There are other fees and charges such as transcript fees and replacement charges for lost or damaged student identity cards.
Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)
Eligible post-graduate students at the Academy may apply for Student Finance Office's Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). The Scheme provides financial assistance in the form of loan to eligible students to settle tuition fees of speciﬁc part-time and full-time post-secondary and continuing and professional education courses provided in Hong Kong. ENLS is open for new students to apply for in August. Students are advised to visit the Student Finance Office's website for application procedures.
The Academy offers a signiﬁcant number of scholarships to current students. Applications to various scholarships are invited by the Student Affairs Ofﬁce throughout an academic year. Scholarships are awarded to the most deserving students based on their outstanding academic and/or non-academic achievements during their studies at the Academy.