Notes to Applicants
Welcome to the online application system for admission to
the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
programmes of the University of Hong Kong. If you would like to apply for
admission to a taught postgraduate programme instead of a research degree
programme, please refer to the Postgraduate Prospectus.
- Please read the Guide
to Application and General
Information and Instructions carefully to make sure you understand
the application procedures and requirements before completing the
Applicants are strongly advised to complete the submission
of their applications and upload necessary supporting documents
to the Online Application
System well in advance of the application deadlines to ensure smooth
and successful submission. The Online Application System may be
the heavy loads generated by large number of applications near the
close of the application periods.
- All applications should be submitted to the Online
Application System. You are also required to provide
to support your application. Please upload them before the application
The application period for admission in 2013-14 commenced on September
1, 2012 and the application dates are as follows:
* For application in Main Round only
|Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) Scheme *
||Initial Application to Research Grants Council
September 3 (HKT 10:00 am or GMT +8 hours) - December
1, 2012 (HKT 12:00nn or GMT +8 hours)
Full Application to HKU:
September 1 - December
||September 1 - December 1, 2012
|1st Clearing Round
||December 2, 2012 - April 30, 2013
|2nd Clearing Round
||May 1 - August 31, 2013
Details of HKPF Scheme including the procedures of completing initial application
can be found here.
Applicants who wish to apply for HKPF Scheme through
The University of Hong Kong must quote the reference number allocated
by RGC. Before submitting
full application to the University, HKPF applicants should
file an initial application to the RGC via the HKPFS
electronic system to obtain a reference
number on or before December 1, 2012.
- HKPF applicants are also required to provide additional
information in the Online Application System for the Selection Panel's
Payment of Application Fees
- You are provided with two options for settling payment, you can either
pay online or by other means. To encourage applicants to settle application
fees online, concession in application fees will be given to online payment
by credit card. For online payment by VISA or MASTERCARD, the application
fees is HK$150 and HK$400 will be charged for payment by other means. Application
fees are non-refundable. Payment by cash will NOT be accepted.
Methods of payment by other means are as follows:
Local applicants: Please deposit HK$400 to any branch of HSBC (account
no. 002-222834-014 (Ref: 4001)) or transfer the amount using the ATM
machine (account no. 002-222834-014). Please submit the original customer
copy of the Account Deposit Form or the ATM customer advice to the Graduate
Overseas applicants: Please pay by bank draft of HK$400 or US$53
payable to "The University of Hong Kong"
Please write your full name in English, online application username,
contact email and proposed department of study on the back
of the pay-in-slip or bank draft for identification purposes. Your
payment may not be accepted if you failed to provide the above information.
application can be submitted only upon authorized payment of the non-refundable
application fees and the supporting documents
can be uploaded
after successful submission of application. Applicants who make payment
online will have the benefit of automatic notification of authorized
payment sent direct to the Graduate School. Applicants who make payment
means need to send the original proof of payment to the Graduate School
as soon as possible and within four weeks.
Completing Online Application
- To submit your application online, please create an
account first by clicking the "Create Account" button below. After successful
you will be able to access the online application form. You do not need
to input all information required in one go. You may save the inputted
details and log off any time; and fill in the other details later by
again with your username and password. Please
click here for an overview of the system.
- The system will automatically log you out if it
is idle for 20 minutes. All unsaved data will be lost. Please remember
to save your data from
time to time.
- The maximum time allowed for you to fill in the online
application form is 4 weeks. If you do not submit your application within
4 weeks after
creation of your account, your account and all information entered
will be deleted
from the system.
- Once your application has been submitted, you will
NOT be able to change/view your application details online. Applicants
are strongly advised to check their application details carefully and
keep a record of their
information before online application fees payment.
- After your application has been submitted and the online
payment of application fee has been settled, an acknowledgement message
with your application number will be shown. For applicants who settle
the application fee by means other than online payment, an acknowledgement
email will be sent after the payment/original payment proof is received.
You can upload the supporting documents by then anytime.
quote the application number and
all future correspondence with the Graduate School.
- Please contact the Graduate School as soon as possible
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for
any subsequent changes in personal particulars after your application
has been successfully submitted.
- The Online Application Sytem is best viewed with Internet
Explorer 6. If you have enquiries regarding how to use the Online Application
please contact the Graduate
School by email: email@example.com or
telephone: (852) 2857 3470.