How to Apply


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Application Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the MPhil programmes normally have a good bachelor's degree with honours from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification. To be considered for admission to the PhD programmes, applicants normally have either a master's degree or a strong bachelor's degree from a recognised university / institution.


Applicants seeking admission whose university / institute’s medium of instruction / examination is not English are required to obtain a minimum score in the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 79 (Internet-based Test); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents along with the application:

  • Photocopy(ies) of HKID card (for local applicants) / Passport or other identity documents from the home country (for non-local applicants)
  • Degree certificate(s) / graduation diploma(s) and transcript(s) (including the university / institution’s grading system) for verifying academic qualification(s) supporting the application
  • English proficiency test result(s) (e.g. TOEFL / IELTS results)
  • Certificate(s) / supporting document(s) of scholarship(s) and prize(s)
  • Certificate(s) of professional qualification(s)
  • Sample(s) of publication(s) or research work(s) / record of research experience / publication list
  • Confidential Recommendation Form(s)



Application Deadline:


For September 2024 Entry:

1 December 2023 

(applications submitted after 1 December 2023 will be considered as entries for September 2025)


** Since admission offers are highly competitive and are subject to quota availability, applicants are strongly advised to submit the application before the above-mentioned deadlines. 


*** Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited for an interview between December 2023 and February 2024. Admission notification will be released in rounds starting in the new year and through to late May 2024.

Information for Non-local Applicants

The Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government requires all full-time non-local students (both international and from Mainland China) to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. Non-local students are defined as students holding student visa / entry permit, visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, or dependent visa issued by the Director of Immigration who are aged 18 years old or above before 1 September of the year in which they are admitted to relevant post-secondary programmes in Hong Kong. Part-time non-local students should possess appropriate and valid visa to prove their eligibility to stay and study in Hong Kong.



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