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Admission Requirements


I: General Requirement
An applicant should hold a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognized tertiary institution or have equivalent qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

II: English Language Proficiency Requirement
An applicant whose degree is not granted by a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should pass ONE of the tests below to meet the English language proficiency requirement:
• IELTS    : minimum acceptable score of 6.5 or
• TOEFL  : minimum acceptable score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or
other equivalent English qualifications to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

III: Two Recommendation Forms
Confidential Recommendation Form

IV: Consent Form for Verifying Academic Awards
Consent Form

V: CQV Report if your degree is awarded by a Mainland university (only applicable to graduates)



  1. Student Visa 
    The application requirements are the same for both local and non-local applicants. Non-local students studying in Hong Kong are required to apply for student visas or entry permit from the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Details of the entry arrangement are set out in Immigration Department’s website: Once admitted, the MAcc Programme Office will help the students with the visa application.
  2. Pre-entry Programme
    Applicants with a recognized bachelor’s degree but not in business-related disciplines will be required to pass a pre-entry programme prior to their formal admission to the MAcc Programme. The number of pre-entry courses required to take by an applicant will be based on his/her undergraduate study.
  3. Admission Preference 
    Applicants will enjoy admission preference if they have relevant working experiences or have a professional qualification in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxation, and finance.
  4. Interview 
    Applicants may be required to attend an interview (via online) conducted by the Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes Office and one more faculty member.
  5. Qualification Assessment Report
    Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities through distance learning programmes or the completion of a curriculum of short duration or uncertain qualification may be required to provide an assessment report from the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.