HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU

Master of Statistics (2019 Admission)

 Aims and Features

The degree of Master of Statistics is a one year full-time / two years part-time programme, which has been restructured from the previous degree of Master of Social Sciences in Applied Statistics that was launched in September 1987. Since the first graduation in 1989, we expect to have about 950 graduates when the present cohort completes the programme.

This programme is designed to provide a rigorous training in the principles and practice of statistics. It emphasizes applications and aims to prepare candidates for further study, research, consulting work and administration in various fields through computer-aided and hands-on experience.

     Study Programme Admission figures in 2018-19
     Master of Statistics (Full time) 38
     Master of Statistics (Part time) 38
Updated on Oct 11, 2018

 Admission Information


  • Programme Structure
  • Admission and Application Method
  • Application Deadlines:
  • Main Round       : December 14, 2018
  • Clearing Round : At 12 noon on January 31, 2019
  • Student Testimonials
  • News/Archive
  • General FAQ
  • MStat FAQ (Please read the FAQ before application)

     Information Sessions

  • Hong Kong and Overseas:
  •  Date:7 January 2019 (Monday)
     Time:7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Subject to change)
     Venue:Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU
     Online Live Broadcast:TBC

  • China:
  • 微信講座座 (請添加微信970337293 咨詢報名詳情)
     時間 下午4時至5時


     時間 下午2時至6時
     地點 北京市海澱區學院路39號唯實國際文化交流中心昆侖廳


     Reimbursable Courses by Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

    Five courses in the programme:

  • STAT7006 Design and analysis of sample surveys
  • STAT8007 Statistical methods in economics and finance
  • STAT8014 Risk management and Basel Accords
  • STAT8015 Actuarial statistics
  • STAT8017 Data mining techniques
  • are reimbursable courses for the purposes of CEF. All CEF applicants are required to attend at least 70% of the courses before they are eligible for fee reimbursement under the CEF.


     Master of Statistics Outstanding Performance Scholarship

    One scholarship of HK$50,000 shall be awarded annually to an MStat student on the basis of academic merit and quality of coursework.


     Lifelong Learning Prizes in Statistics

    Multiple prizes with an amount from $5,000 to $10,000 would be awarded to part-time MStat students based on their first-year examination results, and full-time MStat students based on their examination results in the first semester.



    Ms. Esther Cheung
    Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Tel : 3917 2467
    Fax : 2858 9041
    Email :