Application Closing Dates

The main round of applications for research degrees will be invited in September 1, 2016 and the closing date will be December 1, 2016. Clearing round applications may be invited after the main round if there are study places left, and the closing dates for these rounds will be April 30, 2017 and August 31, 2017 respectively. Applicants are therefore advised to apply early.

Application Round Application Period
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) Initial application to the Research Grants Council (RGC): Early September* – December 1, 2016 noon
Full application to HKU:
September 1 – December 1, 2016
Main Round September 1, 2016 – December 1 , 2016
1st Clearing Round December 2, 2016 – April 30, 2017
2nd Clearing Round May 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
* For further details on the HKPF Scheme, please visit the RGC's website
  (http://www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd)

MPhil candidates may commence their studies either on September 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018, while PhD candidates may commence their studies on the first day of any calendar month during the academic year. Applications should be made at least three months before the intended date of registration, allowing extra time as necessary for visa and other formalities.