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Useful Information for New Research Postgraduate Students

Welcome to PolyU! We hope the information below will allow you to commence your studies with as few impediments as possible.

 

Key dates of study commencement and report study

Event

Deadline

Admitted in Sem 1

Admitted in Sem 2

Admitted in Summer Term

Study commencement

1 Sep or 1st day of Sem 1, whichever is earlier

1 Jan

1 May

Report Study at General Office of the host department/school *

1 Sep or 1st day of Sem 1, whichever is earlier

1st working day after 1 Jan

1st working day after 1 May

* Full-time stipend recipients have to complete programme registration within the period specified in the Notice of Offer and report study at the General Office of the host department/school on or before the deadline as specified above in order to receive the full-month stipend in the first month. Stipend recipients who fail to complete programme registration or report study by the deadline will start receiving stipends from the first day of the following month of the date that he/she commences study.

 

Dates of report study at general office of the host department/school

Academic Year

Deadline

Admitted in Sem 1

Admitted in Sem 2

Admitted in Summer Term

2021/22

30 Aug 2021

1 Jan 2022

3 May 2022 

2022/23

29 Aug 2022

3 Jan 2023

2 May 2023

 

Other useful information

Items Details/Website Contact

GS Notice - Commencement of Semester

Commencement of 2021/22 academic year, Semester Two – New RPg students.

Notice to Students:
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/gs/current-students/notices-to-students/

Graduate School (GS) /
gs.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk

Study Visa

Visa application status can be checked via eAdmission.

Frequently Asked Questions:
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ar/web/en/for-polyu-students/visa-matters-for-non-local-students/index.html

Academic Registry (AR) /
ar.rpg@polyu.edu.hk

PolyU Student Halls

Hall application, hall fees & off-campus housing:
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/srss/hall/hall-admission/hall-application/

Student Affairs Office (SAO)

Student Resources and Support Section

Advice on travel to Hong Kong

Arrangements During COVID-19 pandemic:
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/student-resources-and-support-section/non-local-student-services/arrangements-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Points to note for Boarding, Quarantine and Testing Arrangement for Inbound Travellers:
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

Booking the Designated Hotels for Quarantine:
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

MTR System Map:
http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/services/system_map.html

Student Affairs Office (SAO)


Non-local Student Services / 
nls.services@polyu.edu.hk

Vaccination and Testing Arrangements

As all general and essential learning and teaching activities in Semester Two will be conducted face-to-face (f2f), commencing 10 January 2022, students must have received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine with their vaccination record uploaded to the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Reporting Portal; or they have been undergoing COVID-19 testing and uploading their negative results on a weekly basis. Otherwise, their access to campus will be denied until the requirements are fulfilled.

Medical Related Enquiries:

University Health Service (UHS) via email at uhshelp@polyu.edu.hk

Technical Issues Related to COVID-19 Self-report Portal:

IT HelpCentre of the Information Technology Services Office (ITS) at (852) 2766 5900

In-house COVID-19 PCR Test Enquiries:

Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) via email at covid.survey@polyu.edu.hk

Schedule of Online Programme Registration

You will be informed via the Notice of Offer to complete the online programme registration during the following periods:

Semester 2, 2021/22:  13/12/2021 (Monday) – 31/12/2021 (Friday)
Summer term, 2021/22: 14/4/2022 (Thursday) – 30/4/2022 (Saturday)

 

Academic Preparation

Academic Calendar
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ar/web/filemanager/common/polyu-students/AC.pdf

Subject Registration
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ar/research-students/for-research-students-admitted-from-the-2018-19-cohort-onwards/subject-registration-and-examination/

Research Student Handbook
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/gs/rpghandbook/

Notices to Students
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/gs/current-students/notices-to-students/

Academic Registry (AR) / 
ar.rpg@polyu.edu.hk

Chief Supervisor or General Office of the Host Department

Learning and Teaching Arrangements

Students should read the announcement by the University for the latest learning and teaching arrangements:
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ar/students-in-taught-programmes/notices-to-students/

 

Academic Registry (AR) /
ar.rpg@polyu.edu.hk

Collection of Student Identity Card

3 – 10 January 2022 (Monday to Friday)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Room M102, Li Ka Shing Tower, Block M (see campus map)

Please use your NetID and password to apply a QR access code via Visitor Registration System 48 hours before you come to PolyU to collect your student ID card.  You can refer to the User Guide for details. 

 

Academic Registry (AR) /
ar.rpg@polyu.edu.hk

Getting Ready for Campus

For new students who are admitted in Semester 2, 2021/22, please report in person to the general office of your host department on or before 3 January 2022.  The GS will hold an orientation programme for all new RPg students in September every year.  The last orientation was held on 10 September 2021.

Orientation materials are available for reference:

Graduate School (GS) /
gs.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk

Campus Map

https://www.polyu.edu.hk/campus-map/

Bank Account Information

If you are a stipend recipient, please open a bank account in Hong Kong and enter your bank account information at Student Account Enquiry as soon as possible.

Documents needed for bank account opening:
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/student-resources-and-support-section/non-local-student-services/settling-in-hong-kong/opening-a-bank-account/

Graduate School (GS) /
gs.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk
for stipend issue

Mandatory Research Language Skills Assessment (RLSA)

Please take the RLSA in your first semester of study at PolyU and you may be required to take relevant subjects based on your performance.

 

RLSA Test Format: https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/Assessments/RLSA/RLSA-Test-Format.pdf

How to enrol: https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/booking/rlsa.php

To learn more about the RLSA, please refer to the following website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/elc/assessment/rlsa/.

English Language Centre (ELC) /
rpg.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk

 

Last update: 19 Jan 2022


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