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  1. Admission Requirements

    1. Applicants seeking admission to the PhD degree programme should possess:
      1. a Master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
      2. a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
      3. any other qualification deemed by the Graduate School to be acceptable for this purpose.
    2. Candidates under section 3.1(b) of the General Regulations should have evidence of research achievement/experience. They may be admitted to the MPhil programme initially, but with a view to proceeding to the PhD programme after satisfactorily passing an assessment at the time of candidature confirmation.
    3. Candidates under section 3.1(c) of the General Regulations may be required to take an assessment, in which event their progress shall be reported to the Graduate School at the end of their first year of study.
    4. Language Requirements
      An applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution 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. For admission to the research postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Science and School of Chinese Medicine, consideration will also be made for applicants with a minimum overall score in the College English Test (CET) Band 6 at 500 and grade B in the CET-SET (Speaking English Test). These students, if admitted before 2019/20, will have to take an English proficiency test upon commencement of study to determine whether and which level of English enhancement courses is required and pass the threshold standard in relevant international English proficiency test before their oral examination. Those that are admitted from 2019/20 will have to complete the English enhancement course(s) offered by the University's Language Centre before confirmation of candidature, or pass the threshold standard in IELTS/TOEFL before the oral examination.