- What are the differences between research postgraduate programmes and taught postgraduate programmes?
- What is the English language requirement for admission to HKBU postgraduate programmes?
- Can I submit more than one application?
- Where can I download the application form?
- If I submit the application online and provide the supporting documents in hard copies, will this be regarded as paper application?
- Should I arrange to send my official transcript(s) directly from the institution(s) I attended?
- I am a final year undergraduate / postgraduate student. Can I apply for the programmes or should I wait until my degree is conferred?
- Do I need to find a supervisor on my research proposal before I apply for the research postgraduate programme?
- When is the deadline for application?
- How do I pay the application fee?
Research postgraduate programmes include Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes, which focus mainly on research work. Research students are required to take coursework, complete an approved programme of supervised research, present the research undertakings and findings and pass an oral examination on the written thesis. Taught postgraduate programmes focus mainly on coursework. Taught postgraduate students are required to attend classes and satisfy the coursework requirements of the programme.
(Full-time research students are offered HK$16,330 per month as studentship in the academic year 2017/18.)
You can submit multiple applications to different programmes for the same intake. You will need to pay an application fee and submit relevant supporting materials for each application you make. You will have to register separate accounts for multiple applications through the online application system.
Please note that admission offers of different programmes will be issued at different times. All fees paid are NOT refundable.
You may visit the following link and submit your application(s) online.
A non-refundable application fee of HK$350 is required for local applicants, and HK$450 for non-local applicants (Non-local students refer to those entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a student visa/entry permit issued by the Immigration Department of Hong Kong).
It will be regarded as an online application. Online applicants will receive an immediate email acknowledgement of submission with an application number generated. Applications should be submitted online via the online application system. Please clearly mark all the supporting materials with this application number and return to us in person, by mail or by fax at (852) 3411 5133. Please click here for details.
During the stage of application, you can simply provide us with photocopies of your transcript(s). Once you are admitted to our university, please arrange for your official transcript(s) to be sent directly from the college/university/institution you attended to the Graduate School by the date stipulated in the admission offer letter.
If you are in your final year of study, you may submit applications before obtaining a confirmation of graduation. Successful applicants will be given a provisional admission offer.
It is NOT mandatory. The Faculty/School/Department will appoint a supervisor for you if you are admitted. However, you may wish to visit the website of the relevant Faculty/School/Department to explore the research areas or fields of study of the faculty members.
Please refer to the following link for the application deadlines of our research postgraduate programmes.
Applications for admission to the Research Postgraduate Degree Programmes (MPhil and PhD) can be lodged throughout the year. PhD and MPhil students can commence their studies on either the 1st or 16th day of a month.
To complete the submission of an application, a non-refundable application fee of HK$350 is required for local applicants, and HK$450 for non-local applicants (Non-local students refer to those entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a student visa/entry permit issued by the Immigration Department of Hong Kong). Otherwise the application will not be further processed. Please settle the fee by E-Payment. That is to pay on-line by credit card, either VISA, MASTER or CUP card.
Note 1 :
If you would like to use the VISA/MASTER card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), please select E-Payment option and choose the BEA JETCO Payment Gateway.
Note 2 :
If you would like to use the CUP card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), you are required to use Internet Explorer 7.0 or above to submit e-payment. Please select E-Payment option; then choose UnionPay Online Payment (UPOP).