Documents to Support an Application
Please read the following carefully and you are strongly
advised to submit the required documents to the Graduate School on or
before the application deadline. The reviewer(s) will consider your
application based on the information and documents submitted and it is
your responsibility to provide accurate and sufficient information. Documents/information
submitted/uploaded after the deadline may not be considered. For
applicants who wish to apply for admission to the Hong
Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, please note
that extra documents are required in support of your application and click
here for details.
University views any act of plagiarism as of the utmost seriousness and
it is a form of academic misdemeanour that the University will not tolerate.
The University, when appropriate, will conduct a plagiarism check on
the research proposal (for all applicants), proposed research plan &
past research experience and vision statement (for HKPF applicants) submitted.
The result of the plagiarism
check will be taken into consideration when the Department, Faculty and
Graduate School review the application. The application may be deemed
unsuccessful if plagiarised materials are identified in the application.
To ensure successful uploading of the supporting documents onto the system,
the files should be in PDF or JPEG format. The uploading function is best operated
with Internet Explorer 6.0. A maximum total file size of 50MB is allowed for
each application and each file should not exceed 1.5 MB in size. In order to
support the University's environmental friendly initiatives, documents
uploaded to the system should NOT be delivered to the Graduate School by post
in duplicate. If it is required that official copy of the documents
should be sent to the Graduate School direct (e.g. the official score reports
of English language proficiency tests, GMAT/GRE etc.), please make the request
to the organization concerned as soon as possible.
and complete transcripts of undergraduate and postgraduate studies
Please upload official certificates and complete official transcripts of
your undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The back side of the transcript(s)
should also be provided if it contains information on the grading system.
Documents which are not in English should be accompanied by a formally translated
version in English. If it is the policy of your institution that the transcript
should remain confidential, please request your institution to send it directly
to the HKU Graduate School.
For current undergraduate or postgraduate students: it is to your advantage
to let us have a photocopy of the interim transcript showing the results
of courses you have so far completed.
For qualifications obtained from HKU (except HKU SPACE): Certified certificates
and official transcripts are not required. If you are a graduate, you are
requested to upload a photocopy of the transcript; if you are a current student,
you are requested to upload a photocopy of the printout of your examination
results from the Student Information
System (SIS) or your examination result slips.
If you need to do the calculation of the GPA / Average Mark / Average Grade
by using the template provided in the Online Application System, please convert
the file(s) to PDF format and upload the file(s) as supporting document for
verification. Your application may not be considered if you failed to do
of research interest or research proposal
Please upload a statement of research interest or a research proposal in
PDF format according to the requirements of the Faculty and programme
for which you will apply. Please
click here for details. In general, a statement of research interest
should include your reasons for undertaking graduate work at HKU while a
research proposal should include the background, the objectives and the methodology/approach
you propose to take in studying the subject matter.
academic referee's reports
Two academics who are familiar with your academic achievements
will be invited to complete the online academic referee's report
for you. Please provide the details of referees, including the
email address, in the RPg Online Application
System. You can also check the status of the referee reports online at http://www.hku.hk/gradsch/status.
Authentication may be carried out and your application may be disqualified if
forged reports are found.
score report of one of the following English language proficiency tests
applicants from institutions outside HK where the language of instruction
and examination is not entirely in English).
The English language proficiency requirements of different faculties are
detailed as follows:
Applicants who took the TOEFL should request the Educational
Testing Service (ETS) to send an official score report
to the University direct. Original or certified copy
of the Examinee's score record will not be accepted.)
score report of the GMAT or GRE (taken within a five-year period)
English Language Testing System (IELTS) (taken within
a two-year period)
Faculty of Arts except the Centre of Buddhist Studies : Band 7 with
no subtest lower than 5.5
Other Faculties: Band 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5
score report cannot be substituted by CET-6/TEM-8
General Certificate of Education (GCE)
General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Test of Proficiency in English Language (CPE)
All Faculties: Grade C or above
(ONLY for applicants to the Faculty of Business & Economics) (Institution
codes: GMAT - FS2-WL-48; GRE - 2482)
score report of the GRE Subject Test in Psychology (taken within a five-year
period) with a minimum score of 550
(ONLY for applicants to the Department of Psychology if they do not have
a first degree in Psychology) (Institution code: GRE - 2482)
Other documents which the applicants would like to bring to the attention
of the University, e.g. list of publications, documentary evidence of academic
awards received and professional qualifications, and summary of relevant