Master of Science in
Environmental Health and Safety

Program Fee & Expenses

Program Fee (Year 2020-21)

The program fee of 30 credits is HK$110,000 for local students and HK$130,000 for non-local students, to be paid in installments as follows

    Amount (HK$)
  Installment  Payment Deadline Full-time Part-time
  Deposit (Non-Refundable)  Upon offer acceptance 22,000 10,000
  1st Installment  Early September of 1st year


33,000 (local)

43,000 (non-local)


25,000 (local)

30,000 (non-local)

  2nd Installment  Early February of 1st year


55,000 (local)

65,000 (non-local)


25,000 (local)

30,000 (non-local)

  3rd Installment  Early September of 2nd year -


25,000 (local)

30,000 (non-local)


  4th Installment  Early February of 2nd year -


25,000 (local)

30,000 (non-local)



  • The program fee is for 30 credits of course work.
  • Students admitted with credit transfer are also required to pay the full program fee.
  • Students who take course(s) beyond the nominal study period, or need to retake failed course(s) or take extra course(s) (including transferred course) beyond the 30-credit limit to fulfill the graduation requirement are required to pay HK$4,333 for each extra credit.
  • Once the fee is paid, it is non-refundable.


Continuing Education Fund (CEF) 

This program has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF). After 1 April 2019, successful applicants who are HK citizens and are eligible for CEF may be reimbursed with a maximum sum of HK$20,000 upon successful completion of the entire program with an overall attendance rate over 70%. For details and updates of eligibility, application, and reimbursement procedures (in particular the reimbursement period from the date of application), please check the CEF Office or 3142-2277 (24-hour enquiry hotline).  

Attention: Effective from 1 April 2019, there will be a series of enhancement measures related to CEF applied to all new, currently valid and closed accounts.

Other expenses

The program fee does not cover any personal expenses, including but not limited to the cost of travel to Hong Kong and the cost of living in Hong Kong. HKUST does not provide on-campus accommodation to students of taught postgraduate programs. For assistance in finding off-campus accommodation, please contact Off-campus Housing Section (OCHS) by email ( or visit Student HousingOn the other hand, students would also visit which is the forum managed by Mainland Students and Scholars Society (MSSS), a student organization at HKUST for more information.