The Graduate School (GS) compiles this Research Postgraduate (RPg) Student Handbook which contains all essential information concerning general academic matters, general regulations and procedures, services, facilities, and various communication channels for RPg students.

All RPg students must comply with the regulations for the RPg Programmes offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as stipulated in this RPg Student Handbook. At any time, PolyU reserves the right to change the regulations and the related administrative procedures without prior notice as a result of new policies. For Joint PhD Programmes, PolyU will consult the Partner Institutions to ensure the changes will not affect the Joint PhD students’ studies at the Partner Institutions.

Students admitted in Joint PhD programme or Collaborative PhD Training Programme should also read through the Appendix 1 attached to this RPg Student Handbook.


Updated in Feb 2023