As a student in the dual degree program, you will be responsible to pay the tuition and fees for the program in which you are enrolled during each semester.


Master of Arts in International Language Education (MAILE) with HKUST


Installment Deadline Amount (HK$)
Local Non-Local
1st installment # early September, 1st year of study
(same as tuition fee due date for Fall)
42,500 60,000
2nd installment early February, 2nd year of study
(same as tuition fee due date for Spring)
42,500 60,000
21,250 @ 30,000 @
TOTAL * 85,000 120,000
63,750 @ 90,000 @

The number of credit required for graduation is 24 credits

# includes the non-refundable deposit of HK$20,000 (local students) and HK$30,000 (non-local students) to be paid upon issuance of admission offer and be used to offset the 1st installment

* students taking extra credits / re-taking courses will be charged at HK$4,250 per credit (same rate for both local and non-local students)

@ Typically, students will successfully transfer 6 credits earned from USC so that the amount of second installment will be downwardly adjusted to HK$21,250 (local) and HK$30,000(non-local) [fee for one 3-credit course is equivalent to one-eighth of total program fee, that is, HK$10,625 (local) and HK$15,000 (non-local) for student cohort of 2019/2020]

Note: Local refers to the student who will not require a student Visa for study in Hong Kong. Non-local refers to the student who will require an appropriate Visa (i.e. Student Visa, IANG, Dependent Visa, etc.) for study in Hong Kong.


World Masters in Language Teaching Program, a dual degree program with University of Southern California


Program Tuition Estimate


Tuition for the World Masters in Language Teaching Chinese and English dual degree track at USC Rossier is charged per unit each semester. The cost of classes and primary fees usually increases each year by around 3-5%. View the most current rates here.


WMLT Chinese and English Track WMLT Chinese and English Track with credential
Units Tuition and Fees Units Tuition and Fees
Spring 2020 8 $15,424 USD 10 $19,280 USD
Fall 2020 10 $19,280 USD 12 $23,136 USD
Total 18 $34,704 USD 22 $42,146 USD

Note: Price based in USD.
* For United States domestic students, an additional unit may be required for financial aid eligibility


Cost of attendance


Fees are typically charged per semester. First semester graduate students should expect the following:

Tuition Mandatory Fees Other Fees
The 2019-2020 tuition fee is $1,928 per unit. Expect an approximately 3 ‒ 5% tuition increase each year Orientation: new student fee, graduate = $55
(charged first semester only)
Student health insurance. See for fees and waiver information
Student health service fee = $367
(charged to students with 6 units or more every semester; waived with proof of health insurance)
Parking fees (monthly, semester, and daily rates available)
Graduate student programming fee = $43
(charged per semester)
Tuition refund insurance. See registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.
Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $8
(charged per semester)
TOTAL = $1,928 x # of units TOTAL = $473.00 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies

Note: Price based in USD.


Estimated Credentialing Fees (Credential Track Only)


The requirements to be recommended for a California preliminary teaching credential involve some fees. See the table below for an estimate of costs.


Basic Skills Requirement – CBEST $102.00
Subject Matter Competency – CSET $297.00
Certificate of Clearance Online Application $52.50
LiveScan (varies $10-$35) $25.00
TB Test (varies $0-$100) $50.00
Healthy Environments $0.00
edTPA $300.00
CPR Training (varies $0-$90) $45.00
US Constitution Exam (varies $0-$85) $42.50
Total  $914.00

Note: Price based in USD.


Please visit HERE for more details about Tuition & Financial Aid at USC.


Other Fees

HKUST application fee HK$260
HKUST student Visa application fee HK$550
USC application fee $90 USD