General Information and
Applications are accepted and considered in three batches with the
- December 1 (HKPF Scheme* and Main Round)
- April 30 (1st Clearing Round)
- August 31 (2nd Clearing Round)
*For the HKPF scheme, applicants have to submit an
initial application to the Research Grants Council (RGC) from September 1 (HKT 12:00 or GMT +8 hours) to December
1, 2014 (HKT 12:00 or GMT +8 hours) before
submission of a full application to The University of Hong Kong.
Successful MPhil applicants will commence studies on either September 1 or
January 1. Successful PhD applicants may commence studies on the first day
of any calendar month. Due to the limited number of student places, it would
be to your advantage if you submit your applications for the main round.
- Submission of Application
Application for admission should be submitted online and a
complete set of supporting documents should be uploaded to the Online Application System
after payment of application fee. Applicants who wish to apply for admission
to more than one department should submit an application with a complete
set of supporting documents for each proposed department of study.
- Application Acknowledgement
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
the application fee by means other than online payment, an acknowledgement
email will be sent after the payment/original payment proof is received. Please quote the application
number and your full name in all future correspondence with the Graduate School.
The application papers will be reviewed by the relevant Faculty/School/Department/Centre/Institute.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or sit for a test
arranged by the proposed department of study as part of the selection
- Notification of Results
The Graduate School will inform all applicants of the result of their
applications via email in about three to four months after the deadline
of application. Applicants may also check the result on the web
and the details will be given in the result notification email. Under NO
circumstances will the Graduate School inform applicants of the results
Applicants who have indicated interest in applying for admission to the
Joint PhD Programme(s) will NOT be notified separately
of the results of their applications for the Joint PhD Programme(s). Only
applicants will be contacted individually by the Faculties/Departments
concerned for further processing of their Joint PhD applications. Applicants
who have not been contacted on their Joint PhD applications should refer
to the notification of the results of their applications for conventional
- Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS)
Full-time MPhil and PhD students who hold a first degree at second class
honors upper division (or equivalent) or above are normally considered
eligible for receiving Postgraduate Scholarships during the normative
study period. The University's Board of
Graduate Studies (BoGS), which has sole and absolute discretion in
granting the award of the Postgraduate Scholarship, may also take into
consideration the candidates' results in Master's degrees. Scholarships
are tenable on an annual basis and are renewable upon satisfactory
progress and the availability of funding. The monthly scholarship for
the 2014-15 academic year is HK$14,350 and the value of the Scholarship
to review by the University from time to time. Please indicate whether
you would like to receive a Postgraduate Scholarship in the application.
application form for a Postgraduate Scholarship is required.
Postgraduate Scholarship holder may be required to undertake in each
year, under supervision, services which carry educational benefits for
the holder. The amount of such services to be performed by a student receiving
the above amount of Scholarship shall not exceed 100 hours. Apart from
the services undertaken in this capacity, the Scholarship holder shall
not undertake any other employment either within or outside the University
during the tenure of the Scholarship.
- Related Regulations and Procedures
Regulations and Procedures for the Degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Regulations Governing
Postgraduate Scholarships can be downloaded from the Graduate School
- Collection of Personal Information
Please refer to the Personal
Information Collection Statement for details.
For unsuccessful applications, information will normally be destroyed 6
months after the release of the application result.
For academic related matters, e.g. choice of research area and proposed
supervisor, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Advisor of the Faculty/School/Department/Centre/Institute
concerned. The list of Postgraduate Admissions Advisors can be found in
to Application for Admission.
For administrative matters, please contact the Graduate School Office
(email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: (852)
2857-3470; fax: (852) 2857-3543). Detailed information on application
can also be found under Programme
& Admission Details and FAQ from Applicants.