FAQ for Non-local Students


Can I study part-time?
All non-local students must be registered for full-time study, meaning 12 credit units per semester. Registration during the summer term is not mandatory, although most non-local students take 1-2 courses to ensure they can graduate on time.

Will City University provide housing?
City University has a number of student hostels which are well equipped and sited close to the campus. However, due to high demand, competition for space in the hostels is very keen. The Computer Science department is typically allotted a limited number of spaces every year for postgraduate programmes, and these are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Affordable housing can be found in various residential neighborhoods close to City University, which is conveniently located right next to a major transportation hub. If you would like to find more information on off-campus accommodation, please visit the Student Residence Office's website at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sro.

What are my prospects of getting a job in Hong Kong after graduation?
The MSCS programme strikes a careful balance between theory and practice, and we believe that it significantly enhances the skills of our graduates. In fact, about 80% of our graduates in the past few years have either found local employment or moved on for further research studies right after graduation.

In addition, the Hong Kong SAR government has recently indicated that it will relax current immigration regulations to allow non-local graduates of Hong Kong postgraduate programmes to stay in Hong Kong up to 12 months after graduation. Although the exact date for the implementation of the new rules has not been announced, we expect that the chance of finding local employment for our graduates will be even better in the future.

Is it possible to obtain credit transfer for courses taken in institutions outside Hong Kong?
Yes, it is possible to obtain credit transfer for courses taken in universities outside Hong Kong. Credit transfer is considered on a case by case basis by the relevant experts in the department. The determining factors include the time the course was taken, content of the course as well as grade obtained. Students are advised to apply for credit transfer before their first semester so that they can devise their study schedule based on whether their request for credit transfer is successful or not.