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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.

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LILO applicants should normally hold a recognized bachelor’s degree or equivalent, have three years of professional experience in schools or educational organizations, and leadership experience.

Applicants will be required to submit a written personal statement and a recommendation from a referee.

Shortlisted applicants may be 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; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); 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
  • Pass in Test for English Majors-band 8 (TEM-8); or
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105 or above in case relevant IELTS and TOEFL test centres are temporarily closed. Applicants must complete the declaration form if they wish to submit DET for consideration. (for July 2021 intake only); 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, 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 138,000 which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable. You may also wish to apply for the prestigious Dean’s Postgraduate Entrance Scholarship.

2020 QS World University Rankings:

2nd in Asia & 16th in the World in Education