The Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess an honours degree in any field from a recognized institution.

Applicants with other acceptable and equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants that have a basic training in philosophy will be given preference. (Note: Applicants with prior training in philosophy should also specify the level attained and provide relevant supporting documents.)

An applicant whose degree or, exceptionally, an alternative qualification deemed equivalent is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a score of 450 in the College English Test (CET) Band 6, or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/ her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that some courses, especially those about Chinese philosophy, will be taught in Cantonese or Mandarin.

Online application is available HERE
(Application Fee HKD380.00)


31st March 2017
31st May 2017 (2nd Round)

Tuition Fee
2017 - 2018 Intakes : HK $76,000 ( by 4 installments )
2016 - 2017 Intakes : HK $72,000 ( by 4 installments )
2015 - 2016 Intakes : HK $72,000 ( by 4 installments )
2014 - 2015 Intakes : HK $68,000 ( by 4 installments )
Students who want to opt for full-time study should declare their wishes before the application deadline stipulated each year.
Auditing Fee
The tuition fee is HKD 9,000 per course (3 credits). Cheque should be crossed and made payable to "Lingnan University" and sent to "MA in Practical Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Tuen Mum" (Please write your name/contact number at the back of your cheque) together with the completed application form. Please enclose a copy of your curriculum vitae and Hong Kong Identity Card.

Regulation Governing Visiting and Auditing Students by the University ( Click to open the regulation )
Further Enquiries
For further enquiries, please contact MA Programme Coordinator, Mr. Law Nga Chun at 2616 7409.
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