May 2025 Entry

Full-time, Part-time
Application Deadline
PhD & MPhil
About Programme
How to Apply

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition (FSN), based on the key pillars in Food Safety, Food Technology, Human Nutrition, and Chinese Medicine, meeting the requirements of the growing public awareness of food sustainability and safety. 
With the vision of becoming a world-leading department advancing the Food Science and Nutrition industry, FSN is committed to creating societal impacts, training professional talents, leading innovative research, and facilitating knowledge transfer for better public health and well-being of mankind.  
With the hope of cultivating our graduates to meet the needs of the ever-changing world and contribute to society, we will update our programmes regularly to follow the pace of social change; actively schedule exchange programmes and organize field visits to prepare our students with international insights; set up the Work-Integrated Education programme to provide on-the-job training to the students and provide consultancy to offer technical solutions to the industry. 
FSN will continue to focus on talent grooming, pursue impactful research and maintain a strong partnership with other businesses, industries and associations for translating knowledge into product development. 


Please visit our website for more information about our research areas and programmes.

Research Area

Food Safety and Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance under One Health Framework

Prof. CHEN Sheng3400 8619sheng.chen@polyu.edu.hk

Nutrition and Human Health: The Emergence of Precision Nutrition

Research Facilities

Please visit our website for more information about our research facilities.

Supporting Documents
Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS) and PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS).


Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Curriculum Vitae


Research Proposal

Compulsory - For the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS) and PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS).


Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate


  • Graduation certificate(s) with official stamp - Applicants with academic qualifications from Mainland China must submit both the Degree Certificate (學位證書) and Graduation Certificate (畢業證書); and

  • Transcript(s) with official stamp - showing all the course and grades taken during the whole study period and containing all pages including the explanatory notes and the grading system.