8. Qualifying Examination (4-year PhD Programme)
8.1 The qualifying examination will be conducted during the first semester of Year 2 (i.e. between the 13th and 18th month).
8.2 Candidates who have failed the examination may attempt again in the second semester of Year 2 (i.e. between the 19th and 24th month).
8.3 If a candidate fails to obtain a pass in the second attempt, Faculty shall determine whether the candidate be transferred to a programme leading to an MPhil degree, or be dismissed.