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Application for Master of Science (MSc) / Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


  • Non-Hong Kong residents should apply for the full-time MSc programme instead of part-time programmes due to visa issue.
  • There will be no entry examinations but applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Bachelor’s honours degree (normally not lower than second-class lower division honours, or B grade);
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement (Any of those below is acceptable)
    1. obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English;
    2. achieved scores in the following English Language tests as indicated:
       — TOEFL (normally not lower than 550 Paper-based; 213 computer-based; and 79 internet-based); or
       — IELTS (Academic) (normally not lower than Band 6.5); or
       — GMAT (Verbal, normally not lower than 21)
  • Click here to view detailed English Language Proficiency Requirements of the University

Who Should Apply

  • Those who need to conduct applied clinical and health research such as surveys, clinical trials, observational studies, and systematic reviews in order to address practical issues in health care
  • Those who wish to read for a PhD in relevant fields in clincial medicine and public health
  • Those who need to interpret and apply research findings for evidence-based patient care and health-related decision making
  • Those who seek biostatistical proficiency for application to lab-based biomedical research or epidemiological research

The majority of students of our part-time programmes are clinicians (including clinical professors), public health professionals, researchers, physiotherapists, nurses, allied health workers, health managers, laboratory technicians, or professionals from the pharmaceutical field.

How to apply 

  • Submit application online from the Graduate School website;
  • or obtain application forms in person/by mail/by fax from the Course Administrator, Room 202, 2/F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Completed application forms should be sent to the JC School of Public Health & Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong by the end of May of a year. Applicants are encouraged to use the online application procedures to save time and postage.

Application Deadline (2021/22 intake)

Full-Time Programmes: 28 Feb 2021 (Priority Round Deadline); 1 May 2021 (Final Round Deadline)

Part-Time Programmes: 15 Apr 2021 (Priority Round Deadline); 31 May 2021 (Final Round Deadline)

  Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics   Full-time   HK$ 174,600
  Part-time   HK$ 87,300 (per year for 2 years)
  Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology and Biostatistics   Part-time   HK$ 87,300
  Diploma in Epidemiology


  HK$ 43,650 

  Diploma in Biostatistics   Part-time   HK$ 43,650

*Adjustment and changes may apply without prior notice.