Abbreviation FT / PT

The MFA at HKU is the only programme of its kind in Hong Kong and in the region. The MFA in Creative Writing offers the gold standard in the field, and the The MFA at HKU offers a special focus on the unique demands of the multilingual creative writer. We offer a global model of postgraduate study internationally.

At HKU, we welcome creative writers from Hong Kong and overseas. The programme offers one year of intensive and dedicated study among fellow writers at the HKU Black Box Studio, a home to creative writers and the arts in Hong Kong. Students join together and forge a lively community of writers.

Workshops and courses in The MFA at HKU are led by top local and visiting writers. A customized curriculum of coursework, workshops, electives and individual supervision for each student in the MFA provides global contexts and advanced practices toward completing an original and major Creative Thesis, ready for circulation and potential publication. Writers of novels, short stories, memoir, playwriting, screenwriting, or poetry are welcome to apply.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

1. A good Bachelor's degree from a recognised university, or equivalent qualifications, and a sample of Creative Writing in English.

2. Applicants majoring in the following fields are encouraged, while all fields are welcomed: literature, language and communication studies; journalism; drama; media and cultural studies; music; fine arts; and law.

3. Applicants are required to submit a sample of original Creative Writing in English for evaluation. The sample may be a short story, a chapter from a novel, a selection of poems, scenes from a play, or excerpts from a memoir or another type of creative nonfiction. The sample is expected to have 12-15 pages, printed on one side of A4 paper. Finalists will be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr PK Richards
Tel: 3917 5145
Fax: 2559 7139

Tel: 3917 5145