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Academic Requirement for General Admission

  • A Master degree containing a significant research component (such as a dissertation), conferred by a recognized university;

PLUS

  • A Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Upper Class Honours, or the equivalent, from a recognized university

* In exceptional circumstances, applicants with only a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours, or the equivalent, conferred by a highly ranked university (internationally or nationally), may be considered.

 

 

Academic Requirement for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

  • A Master degree containing a significant research component (such as a dissertation), conferred by a highly ranked university;

PLUS

  • A Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours, or the equivalent, conferred by a highly ranked university.

* In exceptional circumstances, applicants with only a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours, or the equivalent, conferred by a highly ranked university (internationally or nationally), may be considered.

 

 

English Language Requirement

The requirements for applicants who do not have a degree for which English was the language of instruction at a recognized university are:

  • An overall score of at least 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); 

OR

  • A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test or 550 or above for the paper-based test.

All English language test scores are considered valid for two years after the date of the test.

 

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants who have a genuine difficulty to take the TOEFL/IELTS test in a testing centre are allowed to use the scores of the following tests to meet the English language requirements for RPg programmes for the 2021/22 admissions exercise.  

i) TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition;
ii) IELTS Indicator;
iii) Duolingo English test (accepting score of 105 or above).

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