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International Students

As one of the most economically important and cosmopolitan cities in Asia, Hong Kong has a lot to offer for international students. Although mostly known as a global financial centre, Hong Kong offers a unique mix of its global knowledge economy and local culture. As such, Hong Kong features countless opportunities to meet new friends and try food from all over the world. It is the home of one of Asia's busiest international airports, which connects you to other Asian travel destinations. You can spend your study breaks in one of the sprawling local coffee shops. Or maybe you would instead use your free time to engage with the work of local artists and designers, which showcase their creativity in countless galleries and museums. In Hong Kong, you will never be far from one of the many beaches, hiking tracks, and natural parks, which can be easily reached by public transport. You will find it easy to connect with the local community since English is prevalent everywhere.

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We offer scholarships to outstanding international applicants

The scholarship amount will typically be equivalent to at least half of the total IMCSP programme tuition fee depending on the student in question. The IMCSP programme team may also offer research assistant positions to applicants if deemed appropriate. We automatically consider all international students who receive admission offers eligible to compete for this financial support.

Here is what former international students on the IMCSP programme have to say:

Ayoninuoluwa Joshua Oluwadare, IMCSP Graduate from Lagos, Nigeria

“Doing a Master's degree programme at Lingnan University is a truly unique experience, full of many great and challenging moments. Hong Kong, as a major financial city, bubbles with its tall buildings, its never-ending events, the mountains, and the vibrant marketplaces.

Overall, the IMCSP programme allowed me to view the world through the lens of development and socially active welfare. As an African student, life at Lingnan University features multi-cultural experiences and a friendly, welcoming campus.

The professors and tutors encouraged lively discussions in the classrooms while also recognising the unique abilities of their students. The university offers hands-on practical experience in the different programmes and fields being studied, and the campus is compact and easily accessible. Also, Lingnan University looks after the wellbeing of the students and, throughout my time, I felt well supported.

Studying in Hong Kong allows you to come across different people and experience diverse cultures, providing the opportunity to forge lasting friendships. There are places and communities for both the locals and international students and Lingnan University is at the centre of it.”

Ayoninuoluwa Joshua Oluwadare, IMCSP Graduate from Lagos, Nigeria


Gonzalo Fabian Angeles, IMCSP Graduate from Mexico City, Mexico

“I am left wondering what drew me to Hong Kong to pursue my master's degree. The availability of generous scholarships may have incentivized it, or perhaps it was because of the chance to earn my Master's degree in only one year. I can only summarize my experience at Lingnan University as one of the best decisions I have ever made.

There's never time to do everything in Hong Kong. After a hard morning in the library, one can go to the pool and dive in. On weekends it is easy to spend time among the modern buildings on Hong Kong Island. But if one gets tired of the urban life, mountains are never far away for a break on the top of a peak.

All the professors were well prepared for each class, promoting discussions and always giving constructive feedback. The master's degree in Social Policy is not a solo journey. There is always a plethora of resources and support to achieve any goal. Studying in Hong Kong was an eye-opening experience, which made me prove myself not only academically but also in a personal way. Do not hesitate to enrol in this amazing programme.”

Gonzalo Fabian Angeles, IMCSP Graduate from Mexico City, Mexico