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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 44087

Stream Code


Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

45 (39 academic credits and 6 training credits)

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Programme Leaders

Programme Director

Dr YANG Dong


Scholarship Form Submission

  • Candidates are required to submit an admission application (44087-ISS) online together with the Scholarship form.


Other Self-Financed Programme

  • For details on applying to the MSc programme in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Mixed-mode) (44087-IFM/IPM) (33 credits), please click here.

  • Please submit applications for 44087-IFM/IPM and 44087-ISS individually, as applications for these two programmes are processed separately. The application fee is non-transferable.


Note to Applicants

  • Please complete all of the relevant fields and enclose all necessary documents. Incomplete applications cannot be processed promptly.

Aims and Characteristics


The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK Government) has set up the Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme (Scholarship) in PolyU for the academic year 2022/23 to support students enrolled on the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics programme (Full-time Stream)*. The Scholarship aims to expand the manpower of the maritime industry in Hong Kong.

  1. Candidates are required to submit applications for the programme and the Scholarship through the eAdmission System.

  2. In this Full-time Stream, most classes are scheduled for weekday evenings.

  3. Full-time students should take at least 3 subjects (i.e. 9 credits) in each regular semester.


  • This programme is designed for holders of a bachelor’s degree who aspire to develop a career in the Hong Kong maritime and logistics in industries.

  • Most classes are scheduled on weekday evenings.

  • This is a specialist academic programme with a multi-disciplinary curriculum.

  • Students learn through lectures, seminars, presentations, case studies and industrial visits.

Programme Aims

The MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Full-time Stream) aims to:

  • provide up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of shipping and logistics vital for the continued development of the industry and Hong Kong;

  • develop capabilities to tackle complex multi-disciplinary problems through covering a host of topics such as logistics, economics, finance, management, law, insurance, marketing, IT applications and China practices;

  • nurture good practice and sound professional judgment by drawing upon the experience of practicing professionals;

  • develop the critical and analytical approach necessary to become a good decision maker; and

  • prepare graduates for future advancement in the profession through self-development.


The programme embodies a sound balance between academic theory and professional practice. The combination of Compulsory Subjects with a choice of Electives plus a mandatory internship reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the business and the diversity of the career paths that graduates can pursue.

Within 3 calendar months of successfully completing the programme, scholarship recipients must commit to working full time in the Hong Kong maritime industry for no fewer than 12 consecutive calendar months.

Professional Recognition

  • Graduates are granted full exemption from the Qualifying Examination of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.

  • Graduates of the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics have been granted exemption on the following subjects of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS):
    - Introduction to Shipping

Note: Recognition is subject to assessment

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