The Belt and Road initiative and planned economic developments in the Greater Bay Area are in the spotlight in Hong Kong and have attracted the interest of investors around the world. Businesses and governments can see the potential, with many already indicating they are keen to take part in upcoming projects.
However, there are also new opportunities for universities and other educational institutes, which are proactively stepping up related research efforts and introducing programmes to offer training and insights for professionals and academics looking to specialise in this area.
As one of Asia’s leading liberal arts universities, Lingnan University recently launched a new Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MIDE). It is the first such master’s programme in Hong Kong taught mainly in Putonghua and focuses on the Belt and Road initiative and economic development in the Greater Bay Area of South China.
All graduates of MIDE may apply for GSCASS’s postgraduate course and half of the credits can be exempted if they are successfully enrolled. Students are expected to obtain the second master’s degree from GSCASS after completing half of their credits according to the regulations. Details will be announced once students are admitted on to the MIDE programme.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Microeconomics for Development
- Macroeconomics for Development
- Development Economics
- International Trade
- Current Issues in International and Development Economics
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEconomics International Development View 7 other Masters in International Development in Hong Kong (SAR)
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Identity card, passport, or travel document
- Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL), if needed [Applicants may submit results of CET-6 as supplementary information]
- Graduation certificates/ Bachelor's degree certificate
International23868 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23868 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
National15482 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15482 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
- Local students: HK$120,000
- Non-local students: HK$185,000
Living costs for Hong Kong
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last year
Check the official programme website for potential updates.