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Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies


Frequently Asked Questions
I am interested in Practical, Interpreting and Technology courses. Can I take different courses from different streams?

Yes. You can only choose one stream as your major (i.e. Interpreting,  Practical, or Technology), but if you fulfill the following requirements, you will be allowed to take courses from other streams as electives:


  1. The final study schedule meets the graduation requirement (i.e. 9 courses, 27 units),
  2. You have met the prerequisites and conditions for taking a certain course (if applicable), and
  3. The timetabling of the subjects does not clash.
I am a PRC citizen with a B.A. from a university in China. Can I apply for the Programme? Do I need to apply for a student visa?

Yes, you may apply for the full-time mode, but not for the part-time mode (as you will need to apply for a student visa and the visa entrance requirement only allows full-time mode study). You may also refer to our website for the details of admission requirements, and the Graduate School website for the details of applying for a student visa.

Should I arrange to send my supporting document(s) (e.g. official transcript(s)) directly from the institution(s)?

This is not necessary at the stage of application. You can simply provide us with photocopies of your supporting document(s) via mail / the online application system. However, once you are admitted to our Programme, you need to arrange for your official transcript(s) to be sent directly from the college / university / institution you attended to the Graduate School by the date stipulated in the admission offer letter.

I am a final year undergraduate/postgraduate student. Can I apply now, or should I wait until my degree is conferred?

If you are in your final year of study, you may submit your application for the Programme before obtaining a confirmation of graduation. Successful applicants will be recommended and the Graduate School will give a provisional admission offer.

How do I pay the application fee?

To complete an application, applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$350 (Local students) / HK$450 (Non-local students) for each online application. Otherwise the application will not be further processed. Please settle the fee by one of the following methods:



through *E-Payment. Pay online by credit card, either VISA, MASTER or CUP card.


If you would like to use a VISA/MASTER card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), please select the E-Payment option and choose the BEA JETCO Payment Gateway.

If you would like to use a CUP card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), you are required to use Internet Explorer 7.0 or above for E-payment. Please select the E-Payment option; then choose UnionPay Online Payment (UPOP).


using Octopus at the service counter of the Graduate School; 


using the pre-printed pay-in slip (provided by the University) which is obtainable at the Graduate School and mail us the original receipt (University’s copy);


using the "Credit Card Payment Form". Please complete and return the form to the Graduate School (you may download the form from Graduate School website); 


using the "HKD Account Deposit Form", obtainable at any branch office of the Hang Seng Bank to direct deposit the fee to the University’s account. Applicants must clearly fill out all details as requested and mail us the original receipt. Please click "Sample - HKD Account Deposit Form" (you may download the form from Graduate School website) to view the details. Applicants are advised to keep a photocopy of the receipt; 


Applicants who are residing overseas at the time of application may also settle the application fee by bank draft or certified bank cheque made payable to "Hong Kong Baptist University".

When will I be notified of the admission status?

Normally recommendation emails to successful applications will be sent by email within 1 to 2 weeks after the interview. The Graduate School will then issue the official acceptance letters in due course (usually it takes about 1 to 2 weeks after the recommendation emails are sent out).


In order to confirm your acceptance of the offer, you will need to pay the first instalment of the tuition fee plus other required fees within 2 weeks from the date of the official acceptance letter. Please also be reminded that all fees paid are NOT refundable. No further notification will be sent to unsuccessful applications and application results will be updated on the online application system for applicants’ reference.