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Programme and Study

Q1. What is the duration of the Programme?

The normal duration for the programme is 1 year full-time.

Q2. When is the application period for next academic year?

The application for next academic year will start from the November 2020 to April 2021. Late application may be considered if spaces are still available.

Q3. What is the tuition fees per year?

The tuition fee for the academic year 2020-21 is HK$110,000 for local students and HK$175,000 for non-local students.


Application for Admission

Q4. What is the admission criteria and requirement for the MIBF programme?

Applicants should process a recognized good first degree in a relevant field. Candidates who lack sufficient background in Economics and Finance may be required to take a pre-term intensive course to their knowledge in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics & Statistics for Finance or Financial Management.

Q5. What is the language requirement?

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • a minimum score of 550 (paper based test) or 79 (Internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • an equivalent score in a recognised test.

Q6. How to submit the application?

You can apply by either paper form or online, but not both methods.
For more details, please visit here.

Q7. What is the format of recommendation letter?

The official letter with the referee's signature or the completed recommendation form with the referee's true signature (i.e. original copy).

Download here.

Q8. When will release the admission results?

The admission results will be released no later than June.

Q9. Is there any scholarship support by the University?

Please visit "Scholarship" for details of scholarship offered by MIBF Programme.

Local students are eligible for applying the Non-means Tested Loan Scheme. The Programme is also eligible for the support of the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) for Hong Kong students.

Q10. What is the course offering and credit exemption?

The course offering depends on both the demand of students and the resource constraints of the Department. In principle, courses that are elected by less than 10 students may not be offered.

Application on credit exemption should be submitted to the Programme Director 6 weeks before class commences. No exemptions will be granted on elective courses. All applications will be assessed by the Programme Director in case by case basis.



Q11. What is the cost of living in Hong Kong?

The following table is an estimate of living expenses for reference:

For 2018/19 Academic Year:

Tuition Fee HK$175,000 for non-local students;
HK$110,000 for local students
Graduation Deposit HK$600
Student Union Fee HK$230
Hostel Fee To be confirmed
Living Expenses About HK$4,500-HK$5,500 per month

Q12. How can I contact the MIBF Programme Office?

All enquires can be directed to:
MIBF Programme Office
WYL301, Dorothy Y. L. Wong Building
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Office Hour:
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:36
Lunch Hour: 12:45 - 14:00
Sat&Public Holidays: Closed

Tel: (852) 2616 7180/2616 7638/2616 7167
Fax: (852) 2616 7538