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Introduction to our Research Postgraduate Programmes


Research Areas


Prospective students should study the information of the admission website Study@PolyU and the important notes to applicants for tips on application and important deadlines.

Step 1 - Identify your research interests
Please explore our research areas to identify your research interests. Prospective students are welcome to approach and discuss your research interests with our researchers to identify a potential supervisor.

Step 2 - Check the admission requirements
There are different general entrance requirements and English language requirements for the degrees of MPhil and PhD. Please click here for details.

Step 3 - Prepare supporting documents
Applicants should prepare supporting documents specified by departments and upload them to the application system eAdmission:

  • CV;
  • research proposal;
  • cover letter to supervisor;
  • details of the academic referees; and/or
  • academic certificates and transcripts

Step 4 - Submit your application online

Applicants should submit the online application and settle the application fee via eAdmission. To apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) via PolyU, you must quote the reference number allocated by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Before submitting an online application to PolyU, you should file an initial application to the RGC via the HKPFS Electronic System to obtain a reference number before noon on 1 December (HKT 12:00 noon GMT +8 hours).

Step 5 - Settle the application fees

The application fee for admission to research postgraduate programmes is HK$300. Applicants should settle the application fee upon submission of your online application. Otherwise, your application will not be further processed. Please click here to view the details of payment methods.

Step 6 - Check the application results

You may log in to eAdmission to check your application status or directly approach the academic department for the application progress.

Step 7 - Frequently asked questions

Please refer to the admission website Study@PolyU and Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Research Postgraduates for more information.

You may approach the following parties if further assistance is needed:
a) Researchers/Academic Staff – for research areas/topics
b) Department administrative staff – for application progress
c) Academic Registry – for admission system and other general admission enquiries

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