About Application

Our MA aims to provide the advanced art historical training needed to prepare for doctoral study in art history or for curatorial work in museums and other art institutions.

We especially welcome applications from university students in art history and from professionals already working in museum and other art-related fields. If you are coming from another field of study or work, we will consider applicants who have a strong academic foundation and significant art-related experience. For all applicants, a high level of English language ability is necessary.

Application Process & Documents

All applications must be submitted through the university’s online Taught Postgraduate Admissions portal. The portal includes all the forms needed for an application. Please submit your admission through the portal and email other supporting documents to the department at maah@hku.hk.

All applicants must submit the following documents:

  • The application form (through the online portal)

  • A statement of purpose (no more than 1,000 words)

  • C.V. or resumé

  • A copy of their university transcript(s)

  • A copy of their university certificate(s) (If applicable)

  • An academic or professional writing sample in English (no more than 5,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography)

The following documents should be sent directly to the Department of Art History:

  • Two reference reports (by email)

  • Original paper transcript(s) (if required, by mail)

  • Original TOEFL or IELTS reports (if required, by mail)

All application forms and detailed instructions are available on the university’s online Taught Postgraduate Admissions portal.

Original transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS reports should arrive by post within two weeks of this deadline. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the department. We expect to begin sending out admission offers in early March, continuing until all places have been filled and formally accepted.

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