About PGSO

Office of Postgraduate Studies

The Office of Postgraduate Studies (PGSO) reports to the Provost, and is dedicated to

  • supporting HKUST’s mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly
    • in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies;
    • at the postgraduate level
  • providing an enabling structure to support within which a diverse group of postgraduate students, faculty and staff find the partnership, resources, support and systems to thrive intellectually and professionally and achieve academic excellence.


Led by Professor Charles W. W. NG, Associate Vice-President for Research and Development, CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Ms Betty LAW, Director of PGSO, the office performs two main functions: Postgraduate Secretariat (PG Sec), and Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions (PGOA).

Postgraduate Secretariat (PG Sec)

Postgraduate Secretariat oversees and coordinates matters related to research postgraduate studies (MPhil and PhD) and taught postgraduate studies (MA, MBA, MPP, MSc and EMBA), including but not limited to formulation of academic requirements, policies and regulations; oversight of quality assurance and compliance matters; facilitation of curricular development; coordination of professional development matters; and assurance of study progress and overall wellness of postgraduate students. It also hosts the Office of Continuing and Professional Education, which co-ordinates and oversees the provision of self-financing continuing and professional education programs by Schools and units, and serves as the University’s link with Government and external bodies concerning continuing education matters. Colleagues whose primary responsibilities are in PG Sec are:

  • Ms Nicole LEE, Head (Postgraduate Secretariat)
  • Ms Carrie CHAN, Manager
  • Ms Cindy YUNG, Manager
  • Ms Janice CHUNG, Assistant Manager
  • Ms Clara MUI, Assistant Manager
  • Ms Wincy CHEUNG, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Program Administration)
  • Ms Flora FONG, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Program Administration)
  • Ms Cyndi MOK, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Program Administration)
  • Mr Adrian TAM, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Program Administration)

Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions (PGOA)

Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions plans and engages in outreaching to prospective postgraduate students, facilitates applicants and academic units in postgraduate admissions matters, and ensures compliance in admissions requirements and processes. Colleagues whose primary responsibilities are in PGOA are:

  • Ms Karen MA, Head (Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions)
  • Ms Grace CHOY, Manager
  • Ms Stephanie WONG, Manager
  • Ms Penny CHU, Assistant Manager
  • Ms Tammy LAW, Assistant Manager
  • Ms Michelle LI, Assistant Manager
  • Ms Freda YAU, Officer (Postgraduate Admissions)
  • Ms Chloe LAM, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Admissions)
  • Ms Ada MAK, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Admissions)
  • Ms Iris CHAN, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Outreach & Admissions)
  • Ms Candy CHUNG, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Outreach & Admissions)
  • Mr Matthew LAM, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Outreach & Admissions)
  • Ms Wing LAM, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Outreach & Admissions)
  • Ms Becky MOK, Assistant Officer (Postgraduate Outreach & Admissions)
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