Classes end in May. Independent research field work (which I will need to do in the Mainland) is done on our own time. Dissertations are due at the end of August. Actual degree isn’t given until November/December. I am doing it in residence.
I don’t have to physically be in Hong Kong as I finish writing my dissertation, so I can go to Taiwan sometime in the summer with my Master’s coursework finished, although I won’t physically have the degree yet at that time.
Hong Kong to Kaohsiung is a short flight away. I can also go to Kaohsiung for interviews if asked to do so. Obviously Skype would be preferable, but then again can’t do demos through Skype.