HKBU Admission Requirements
Applicants seeking admission to the PhD degree programme should possess:
a master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
a bachelor’s degree with first class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution
An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain a minimum score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at 550 (PBT)/79 (IBT)* or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at 6.5.
(* PBT: Paper-based Test; IBT: Internet-based Test)
HKPFS Selection Criteria
While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Review Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:
Research ability and potential;
Leadership ability and societal responsibility; and
Communication, interpersonal skills.