In the event that the Covid-19 pandemic does not recede as expected, international travel restrictions and other global health issues remain, AGI reserves the right to terminate or to change the Program structure, format, duration and elements without prior notice.

If a residential program is deemed not suitable, AGI reserves the right to carry out the Program with different approaches including but not limited to an online version or with a blended learning mode. No deferment will be arranged.

We publish regular updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic might impact the Program here. Prospective applicants are encouraged to stay tuned to relevant pages for the latest updates.


  • Do the applicants have a minimum academic requirement?
    There are no formal academic requirements, but Fellows will normally be  university graduates.
  • When is the application deadline?
    The application period for the 2023 cohort open now until end February 2023. All applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  • How do I apply to the Program?
    All applications must be completed and submitted through the online application system. If you experience technical issues, please contact us at
  • How do I know that the Program my application has been received?
    An acknowledgement with an assigned application number will be sent to applicants by email after they have submitted the application.
  • If I have applied to the Program before and was not selected, can I apply again?
    Yes. Even though your pervious application was unsuccessful in the past, you could be a good fit for the coming cohort but you will need to apply again.
  • Is an interview required?
    Yes. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview with our Admissions Panel. While we will take different time zones into consideration, it is the responsibility of candidates to plan ahead for time differences. If you are unable to join the scheduled interview due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as sudden illness or accidents, please email our coordinator immediately at Please note that a rescheduled interview is not guaranteed.

  • How will I be notified of my admissions decision?
    All applicants will be notified by email on the final admissions decision.

  • Will you consider any applications submitted by email or post?
    No applications submitted outside of our online system will be accepted.
  • Will you consider any applications submitted after the deadline?
    All applications must be completed and submitted through the online application system before the prescribed deadline. All applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Will my application be considered if I don’t submit three references?
    No. Letters of recommendation from referees are of great importance in assessing applications. Please ensure that you have obtained the consent and accurate contact details of your three referees BEFORE you begin your application process. An email informing your referees of your request for a recommendation will be sent to them as soon as you submit your application. Reminders will be sent close to the application deadline. Your application will be considered incomplete until all your recommendation letters have been uploaded and you will be informed by email once your application is complete.

    Please ensure that all the letters are written in English.
  • Will program staff be in a position to give us updates about our applications?
    We are unable to view your applications before they are completed. However, the system has been designed to keep you informed about the status of your recommendation letters.


  • Will I need to arrange my own air tickets?
    Fellows are expected to cover their travel expenses to Hong Kong from their place of origin, and back.


  • How do I apply for a visa from my home country?
    Please refer to The University of Hong Kong’s guide to applying for student visas. Fellows are responsible for providing all necessary documents and information that would enable them to obtain student visas in accordance with Hong Kong laws. You are advised to ensure that your travel documents are valid for at least six months beyond the planned dates of your stay in Hong Kong.