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.

The University Grants Committee (UGC) Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2022/23

It is with great pleasure that we share with you that the Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning (MATPP) has been included in the UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2022/23 with ten approved fellowship places. The Fellowships Scheme is a pilot scheme to provide fellowships for local students pursuing designated taught postgraduate programmes in the eight UGC-funded universities. The main objectives of the scheme are to attract more meritorious local students to pursue further studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong, and to encourage universities to establish more innovative and multi-disciplinary programmes that are beneficial to society.


For eligible applicants to the MATPP programme, you may apply for this Fellowships Scheme via the online form (https://hku.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8CUo7XvKQZ6ntzw). Details of the Scheme and its eligibility can be found at https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/targeted_postgraduate_scheme.html. The Selection Panel will make recommendations of the award of the fellowships through a vigorous selection and admission process. Awarded fellowship students will then only be required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programmes, and the differences will be subsidised by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 (for the whole taught postgraduate programme, regardless of the actual study period) for the settlement of the tuition fee only. In the case of the MATPP programme, the composition fee is HKD160,000. It means that an awarded fellowship student pays HKD42,100 and the fellowship covers HKD117,900.


Should there be any question, please feel free to contact Ms Carol Chu at matpp@hku.hk.


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 October each year.

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

Application deadline: 28th February 2022


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 28th February 2022:

  1. 1st December 2021

  2. 31st January 2022

  3. After 28th February 2022


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 2021 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: HKD160,000 ]

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.

(2-YEAR & 3-Year)

The composition fee shall be paid by FOUR equal instalments 

[ HK$40,000/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.


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