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Admission Requirements


The MA LILO is consistent with Education masters programs in other world class universities. The EdUHK is very highly rated in Education in Global rankings. Some of the strongest academic staff in the University and Faculty whose work is largely responsible for this ranking have expertise in education leadership and innovation. This is a world class programme, informed by world class research, in a world class faculty.

A professor of educational leadership, Australia

Application deadline: 30 June 2024 (Non-local) / 14 July 2024 (Local).

If you are ready to enroll now, please visit or click: (please select ‘SEMESTER 1, 2024-25’ in Admission Term of EdUHK Online Admission System).

If you need any technical help with enrollment, please email or ring 852-29488476.

Applicants are required to submit a written personal statement and 1-2 Referee Reports (invite referees to fill in Referee’s Report and return to the University:

Applicants should normally (1) hold a recognized bachelor’s degree or equivalent, (2) have three years of professional experience in schools or educational organizations (outstanding graduates with less working experience will also be considered and guided for mentorship/ internship), and (3) preferably have leadership experience or aspire to become a leader.

Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (the test result should be valid within two years); or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test, but Home Edition is not considered); or
  • Pass in Test for English Majors-band 8 (TEM-8); or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Block Credit Transfer

If any student has completed Preparation for the Principalship Course for Aspiring Principals provided by EdUHK within 7 years, they can apply for block credit transfer. A total of 3 credit points will be granted and the course EDA6109-Virtual Consultancy will be exempted for the student.

If any student has completed Professional Development Programmes (PDP) offered by EPL from 2016/17 onwards, they can apply for block credit transfer.  Details listed below:

Courses in LILO applicable for Credit TransferPDP on the strength of which block credit transfer is granted
EDA6108-Organizational Learning Field Study or EDA6109-Virtual ConsultancyPDP for Middle Leaders in Schools (PDP-ML)
EDA6108-Organizational Learning Field Study or EDA6109-Virtual ConsultancyPDP for Deputy Heads in Primary Schools (PDP-DHP)
EDA6108-Organizational Learning Field Study or EDA6107-Innovation Development ProjectPDP on School Improvement and Leadership (PDP-SIL)

Each participant can only apply block credit transfer for 1 course (3 credit point) in the whole LILO study. 

For details, please refer to the website of Registry.


The tuition fee is HKD 146,000. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable. All successful applicants will be considered for the prestigious Dean’s Postgraduate Entrance Scholarship.

Disclaimer: The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) does not encourage students to entrust their application to any third party agents and we always contact applicants directly on updates regarding the applications. You must complete and submit your own application and provide your own personal and contact details. Please refer to the official EdUHK channels, such as programme websites and the admission system, for the required information to complete your application.

2024 QS World University Rankings:

5th in Asia & 20th in the World in Education