- Bachelor's degree with honours in mathematics, statistics, computer science, IT, engineering, and science, or the equivalent. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines and an adequate background in mathematics or IT will also be considered.
English Language Requirement
For applicants who are not native English speakers and whose first degree qualifications are not obtained through the English medium, they are required to obtain one of the following to ensure that our admittees have reached a compatible English language standard:
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR
- An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
As the above-mentioned qualifications are by no means exhaustive, Departments have the full discretion to accept other English qualifications as deemed equivalent for admitting applicants to their programmes.
Non-local applicants must be registered as full-time students.
Local applicants may be invited for on-site interviews.
Non-local applicants may be invited for interviews through the internet.
The interview is about 15 minutes long, with an aim to assess the applicant’s English communication skill, background of previous mathematical studies, related work experience if applicable, and to answer questions that the applicant may have.