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The MAIA programme is primarily designed for degree holders in politics-related disciplines, other social sciences, humanities, law, communications, business or other relevant training who would like to prepare themselves for international related careers or advanced academic studies.

  1. To be eligible for entry into this programme, candidates should:

    a) hold a relevant bachelor’s degree awarded by a tertiary education institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
    b) have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
    c) have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.

  2. For an applicant who applies for the Lingnan MAIA degree, he/she 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 proof of English proficiency through one of the following:

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

    Apart from IELTS and TOEFL, we also consider the following alternative on a case-by-case basis:
    a) an equivalent score in a recognized test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency.

  3. Interviews may be conducted when needed.