1. The MATPP programme is the leading programme of its kind in Asia, specializing in transport policy and planning. Its comprehensiveness and multi-disciplinary nature trains students to deal with various transport issues from different angles and perspectives.

  2. This programme is highly relevant to the needs of the contemporary world of transport. Students not only learn about fundamental transport knowledge and the latest developments in the field but also essential communication and presentation skills. A heavy emphasis is placed on developing students' critical and analytical mindsets. These qualities are highly valued by employers in the transport industry.

  3. The programme's sharp focus on policy and planning is particularly important in providing government officials with solid knowledge about theories and the latest local and overseas developments in transport policy and planning. Graduates are equipped to help draw up well-considered transport policies and plans that are suitable for local contexts.

  4. For students based outside of Hong Kong (including mainland China), the one-year full-time mode offers the best-quality intensive academic and professional education in transport policy and planning to allow graduates to bring new ideas and insights to their organizations, cities, and/or countries. Delivered in English, the MATPP programme warmly welcomes students from around the world. 

  5. The MATPP qualifications are widely recognized and highly regarded both within the public and private sectors. It receives the full accreditation of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a Specialist programme for those who would like to specialize in transport policy and planning.

  6. In addition to senior government officials and senior personnel from private firms contributing to the programme as teachers and invited guest speakers, the MATPP Alumni Association helps to foster closer ties among teachers, graduates, and fellow students. Graduates are able to broaden their professional networks with the support of a strong alumni network.  

  7. The MATPP programme is subject to stringent reviews by external examiners from top overseas universities. Moreover, the programme regularly undergoes vigorous reviews by the University of Hong Kong and the leading professional organizations in the transport and planning fields to ensure that it is of the highest standard both in terms of academic content and professional relevancy.


Applicants will normally be required to hold a bachelor’s degree or a relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard with appropriate experience. Chartered Membership of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT) is accepted by the Faculty of Social Sciences as a relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard.

Application for admission commences in November each year.

Only online applications are accepted. 
Applicants should visit the HKU website at http://aal.hku.hk/tpg.

Application deadline: 1st march 2021


Admissions Schedule

Both Full-time and Part-time offers will be made on a rolling basis and applications will be accepted and considered in three batches with a final deadline of 1st March 2021:

  1. 1st December 2020
  2. 1st February 2021
  3. After 1st March 2021


Candidates are recommended to submit their applications and supporting documents as early as possible. Non-local students are highly encouraged to apply in the 1st December 2020 batch so to allow sufficient time to arrange student visas and to prepare to move to Hong Kong.



(subject to the University's approval)

[ Total: HKD145,000.00 ]

The course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes (applicable to Hong Kong students only).


For details, please visit the Continuing Education Fund website: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.



The composition fee shall be paid by FOUR equal instalments 

[ HK$36,250/instalment ]



The composition fee shall be paid by SIX equal instalments 

[ HK$24,170/instalment ]




The composition fee shall be paid by TWO equal instalments

[ HK$72,500/instalment ]

The FIRST instalment shall be paid when accepting the admission offer before the start of study.

The SECOND instalment shall be paid in January of the first year of study.

The THIRD and FOURTH instalments shall be paid in September and January of the second year of study.

The FIFTH and SIXTH instalments shall be paid in September and January of the third year of study.


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