Additional Supporting Documents Required for Application for Admissions
Taught Postgraduate
Admission Year / Semester
Personal Statement
  • The personal statement should be confined to two-page A4 size (in English).
Employer's Recommendation
  • Two recommendation letters (in English) should be printed on A4 size paper with company or institution letterhead and the signature of the referrers, at least one recommendation should be from the past or present employer.
Transcript / Certificate
  • Applicants should input both their academic qualifications of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the online admission system, and upload the relevant transcripts and certificates.
  • Official English-translated copies must be attached if the original transcripts are not in English. The interpretation of grades (in English) is also required.
Research Proposal
  • The Research Proposal should be written in English and to include information such as the name of proposed Chief Supervisor, Project Title, Project Objectives, Scope and Background of Research, Research Methodology and References.
Others
  • Previous/Current employment certificate(s)/letter(s) to prove your work experience (preferably in English).
  • List of research or consultancy projects involved and list of publications, if any (preferably in English).
  • Please use English to fill in the entire application form (except for the Chinese name).
Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

A personal Statement in English (800 to 1,000 words) is required.

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Proof of English proficiency. 

Proof of Chinese proficiency.

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Personal Statement

Optional

Others

Other supporting documents (e.g. reference letter) are optional.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of both academic transcripts and graduation certificates are required.

Others
  • Copy of IELTS or TOEFL results is required (if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English).
  • Recommendation letter, CV and personal statement are optional.
Supplementary Form
Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Form AR116

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Preferred but not compulsory

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts, graduation certificates and other relevant certificates are required.

Employer's Recommendation

Preferred but not required

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts, degree certificates and other relevant certificates are required

Employer's Recommendation

Preferred but not compulsory

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts, graduation certificates and other relevant certificates are required.

Employer's Recommendation

Preferred but not required

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts, degree certificates and other relevant certificates are required

Personal Statement

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

An English language qualification certificate

Personal Statement

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

An English language qualification certificate

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

English Language test results (TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent qualifications) are required for non-local applicants who have not obtained a degree from a recognised university of which the language of instruction is English.

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

English Language test results (TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent qualifications) are required for non-local applicants who have not obtained a degree from a recognised university of which the language of instruction in English.

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Other supporting documents such as copies of relevant professional qualifications and awards (if any) are optional.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts and graduation certificates, particularly those for the applicant’s relevant Master’s degrees, are required.

Curriculum Vitae

No more than to two to four A4 pages.

 

List of publications, if any, should be included. 

Personal Statement

A personal statement consisting of one to two pages, including the reason for applying to the programme, is required. 

 

Applicants are also advised to submit a study plan listing the subjects to be taken at each semester and the proposed research area/topic(s) for the thesis. If such information is not uploaded with the application, it should be provided before the interview.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts and graduation certificates are required.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificates and official academic transcript are required.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript are required.

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript are required.

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Others

Applicant is required to submit, along with his/her application:

  1. A statement reflecting on his/her recent work experience; or

  2. A short piece of writing on a problem or issue that is of interest to him/her and on how he/she deals with the issue.

The above statement/write-up should be in English of not more than 1,000 words.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript (for all post-secondary degrees, including sub-degree level and above) are required.

Please also provide the academic transcript explanatory notes of the grading systems (課程績點與等級換算關係表).

Personal Statement

1-page Personal Statement in English is required.

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript (including Master's and Bachelor's degrees) are required.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript are required.

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript are required.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript are required.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript are required.

Personal Statement

Optional.
Introduce your personal and academic background, achievements, and goals in English.

Personal Statement

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate
  • ​Copy of transcript
Required
  • ​Copy of graduation certificate
Required
  • ​Copy of English examination results, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English
Required
  • ​Copy of certificate of relevant professional qualification
Required
Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate
  • Copy of transcript
Required
  • Copy of graduation certificate
Required
  • Copy of English examination results, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English
Required
  • Copy of certificate of relevant professional qualification
Required
Transcript / Certificate
  • ​Copy of transcript
Required
  • ​Copy of graduation certificate
Required
  • ​Copy of English examination results, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English
Required
  • ​Copy of certificate of relevant professional qualification
Required
Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate
  • ​Copy of transcript
Required
  • ​Copy of graduation certificate
Required
  • ​Copy of English examination results, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English
Required
  • ​Copy of certificate of relevant professional qualifications
Required
Transcript / Certificate
  • ​Copy of transcript
Required
  • ​Copy of graduation certificate
Required
  • ​Copy of English examination results, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English
Required
  • ​Copy of certificate of relevant professional qualification
Required
Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

A self-recommendation letter which includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme is required.

Transcript / Certificate
  • ​Transcript of studies showing academic results of the nursing degree;
  • Graduation certificate of the nursing degree;
  • Certificate of Registration of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong; and
  • Practising Certificate of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.
Others
  • ​Applicants are required to submit the following documents.

    1. Result of Hong Kong Public Examinations (HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE) or the equivalent;

    2. Academic result/transcript of Bachelor's degree, including GPA calculated on a 4.0 scale;

    3. Academic Certificate of Bachelor's degree, including award classification/honours; 

    4. TWO recommendation forms (Form AR812

Please fill in Part A and then invite two recommenders to fill in Part B.

For submission, the recommenders are invited to return the completed and signed recommendation forms to the Academic Registry
by email: ar.tpg@polyu.edu.hk
or by post:
The Academic Registry Service Centre
Room M101, Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon

Please remind the recommenders to quote your application no. with programme code (53081) in the email or on the envelope. Application number will be shown in eAdmission after submission of admission application.

  • All personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts and graduation certificates for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. 

(Note: If these documents are not in English or Chinese, you are required to provide official translations of the documents in English; otherwise, your application may not be considered.)

Curriculum Vitae

No more than four A4-sized pages, with a list of publications (if any) included.

Personal Statement

No more than 2 pages, including the reason(s) for applying to the programme.

Research Proposal

Information such as proposed research area/topic/title for thesis/project, project objectives, scope and background of research, research methodology and references.

(Note: If this information is not uploaded with the application, it should be provided before the interview.)

Others
  • A proposed study plan (with subjects to be taken in each semester).
  • Recommendation Letters (up to two from past or present employer(s)/research supervisor(s)).
  • A copy of a valid official score report for an IELTS or TOEFL result (if applicable).

 

Remarks: 

Upon admission, the applicant will be required to ask their university/institution (except for PolyU) and the relevant examination/test provider(s) to send certified true copies of their certificates and the official transcripts and score report directly to our University. Failure to do so or any discrepancies found may lead to nullification of their admission offer and registration at PolyU.

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Scholarship Application Form

Merit-based Scholarships are available. Please click here to submit your online application form for the Scholarship for MSc in China Business Studies programme.

Others

Provision of additional documents may be required if deemed necessary.

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and upload all necessary documents.

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Candidates are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  • A personal statement
  • Proof of employment (at least 8 years)
  • Your academic qualifications (such as graduation certificates, transcripts of studies, etc,) that are not in English should be accompanied by an official certified English- translation
     

Provision of additional documents may be required if deemed necessary.
 

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Others
  • Proof of full-time work experience (at least 2 years) is required.
  • Certificates/references of public examinations/professional qualifications (e.g. GMAT score report) (optional)
  • Provision of additional documents may be required if deemed necessary.
     

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.

Transcript / Certificate

Transcript / Certificate (including grading system / conversion table)

Scholarship Application Form

Merit-based Scholarships are available. Please click here to submit your online application form for the Scholarship for MSc in Business Management programme.

Others

Provision of additional documents may be required if deemed necessary.

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and upload all necessary documents.

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Others

Candidates are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  • A personal statement
  • Proof of employment (at least 8 years)

  • Your academic qualifications (such as graduation certificates, transcripts of studies, etc,) that are not in English should be accompanied by an official certified English- translation

 

Provision of additional documents may be required if deemed necessary.

 

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Candidates are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  • A personal statement
  • Proof of employment (at least 8 years)
  • Academic qualifications (such as graduation certificates and transcripts of studies) that are not in English should be accompanied by an official certified English translation

 

Additional documents may need to be provided. 

 

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others
  • If you wish to be exempted, either in full or in part, from the summer fundamental business course(s), please indicate equivalent subjects that you have taken in your prior studies. Required subjects are: basic accounting, business law, economics, management, marketing and statistics. (Not applicable to applicants with HKICPA membership or equivalent.)

  • Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.

Personal Statement

One A4-sized page at maximum

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate, official academic transcripts of studies and supporting document for the current/most recent employment are required.

Others
  • Copies of certificates of your membership(s) with professional bodies, e.g. Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute and The Chartered Governance Institute, if any.

  • Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of certificates and academic transcripts are required. 

Others

Copies of all relevant professional qualifications, e.g. Membership(s) of HKICPA, AICPA, ACCA, CPA Australia, etc (if any). 

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others

Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference. 

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others
  • Copies of certificates issued by professional bodies e.g. Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), etc.

  • Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others
  • Copies of certificates issued by professional bodies, e.g. Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), etc.

  • Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others

Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.  

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of certificates and academic transcripts are required. 

Others

Copies of all relevant professional qualifications, e.g. membership(s) of the HKICPA, AICPA, ACCA, CPA Australia, etc (if any). 

Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others

Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference. 

Personal Statement

Required

Scholarship Application Form
Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required.

The personal statement should provide a self-introduction and detail the candidate's 5-year career aspiration. (Word limit: 200.) 

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

 

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Both copies of transcripts and certificates are required.

Transcript / Certificate

Both copies of transcripts and certificates are required.

Transcript / Certificate

Both copies of transcripts and certificates are required.

Curriculum Vitae

A personal resume (CV) is required.

Transcript / Certificate

Graduation Certificate(s) and Academic Transcript(s) are required. 

Notes

  1. Those applicants whose qualifications were attained from the Chinese mainland are required to provide their Academic Credential (学历证书) to prove that they have completed their academic learning in an institution under the Ministry of Education (MoE) system, and were admitted to the institution in accordance with the standards stipulated by the MoE.

  2. Further to the above, the applicants concerned are also required to provide a Degree Certificate (学位证书) to certify the level of academic attainment (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral level) and to confirm that the certificate was issued by a tertiary institution approved by the MoE.

  3. If applicant's graduation certificate(s)/academic transcript(s) is/are not written in English, s/he should provide an official and translated copy of each graduation certificate or academic transcript in English to serve the admissions purpose. Otherwise, the application may not be considered.  

Personal Statement

A self-recommendation letter (or personal statement) that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuit of studies in this programme (not more than 400 words) is required.

Others
  1. Proof of past and current employment record(s) are required.
  2. At least one letter of recommendation from either your employer or university is required.
  3. Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency if you are not a native English speaker, or your bachelor's or Master's degree is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English.
    Else if you are a native English speaker or your Bachelor's or Master's degree is taught in English, you can submit a proof (e.g. a certifying letter provided by your institution) to pass through the required field.  
  4. Applicants may provide GMAT or GRE scores, if available. 
Curriculum Vitae

A personal resume (CV) is required

Transcript / Certificate
  • An undergraduate degree graduation certificate (see notes below) is required;
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (see notes below) is required.


​Notes: 

  1. Applicants whose qualifications were attained from Mainland China must provide the Academic Credential (學歷證書) to prove that they have completed the academic learning in an institution under the Ministry of Education (MoE) system and were admitted to the institution in accordance with the MOE's standards.
  2. Further to the above, relevant applicants must also provide a Degree Certificate (學位證書) to certify the level of academic attainment (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate level) and to confirm that the certificate was issued by the tertiary institution approved by the MoE.
  3. If applicant's graduation certificate(s)/academic transcript(s) is/are not written in English, s/he should provide an official and translated copy of each graduation certificate or academic transcript in English to serve the admissions purpose. Otherwise, the application may not be considered. 

Personal Statement

A self-recommendation letter (or personal statement) that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words) is required.

Others
  1. Proof of past and current employment record(s) is/are required to demonstrate that you have obtained 1 year of work experience. 
  2. At least one letter of recommendation from either your employer or university is required.
  3. Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency is required if you are not a native English speaker.
    Else if you are a native English speaker, you can submit a proof (e.g. your passport copy to show your nationality) to pass through the required field.
  4. Applicants may provide GMAT or GRE scores, if available. 
Curriculum Vitae

A personal resume (CV) is required.

Transcript / Certificate

Graduation certificate(s) and academic transcript(s) are required. 

Notes

  1. Applicants whose qualifications were attained from the Chinese mainland are required to provide their academic qualifications (学历证书) to prove that they have completed their academic learning in an institution under the Ministry of Education (MoE) system, and were admitted to the institution in accordance with the standards stipulated by the MoE.

  2. Further to the above, the applicants concerned are also required to provide a degree certificate (学位证书) to certify their level of academic attainment (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral level) and to confirm that the certificate was issued by a tertiary institution approved by the MoE.

  3. If the applicant's graduation certificate(s)/academic transcript(s) is/are not written in English, s/he should provide an official and translated copy of each graduation certificate or academic transcript in English to meet the admissions requirements. Otherwise, the application may not be considered.  

Personal Statement

A self-recommendation letter (or personal statement) that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words) is required.

 

Others
  1. Proof of past and current employment record(s) is/are required to demonstrate that you have obtained 1 year of work experience. 
  2. At least one letter of recommendation from either your employer or university is required.
  3. Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency if you are not a native English speaker, or your bachelor's or Master's degree is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English.
    Else if you are a native English speaker or your Bachelor's or Master's degree is taught in English, you can submit a proof (e.g. a certifying letter provided by your institution) to pass through the required field.  
  4. Applicants may provide GMAT or GRE scores, if available. 
Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Maximum 2 pages for the Personal Statement (in English)

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Documents that are not issued originally in English should be accompanied by certified English translations.

Others

Portfolio Submission:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit portfolio via another online platform. Applicants are not required to send their portfolios to us by email or mail before receiving the invitation.
 

English Language Test Results:

TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent qualifications are required for applicants who are not a native speaker of English and their Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English.

Employer's Recommendation

Certificate of Service from previous and current employer(s) (for mature applicants only)

Personal Statement

A Personal Statement is similar to a cover letter for your application, addressed to the admission committee. The purpose of this page-long written statement is to convince the admission committee that you would be a good fit for the programme and contribute to the MDes community at large. You may provide an overview of your goals in applying, background, experience, research interests, career goals, and aspirations.

Employer's Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Requirement and Format

Two letters of recommendation are required, preferably one related to academic qualifications and the other to work experience. If you are in your final-year study, you could consider asking your internship supervisor/team leader for a recommendation letter. In other cases, two academic recommendations are acceptable.

 

Recommendations should be provided on official letterheaded paper with the recommender's name, affiliation, contact details, and signature.

 

Note that certification of employment is not the same as a letter of recommendation. Recommendations written specifically for admission purposes are preferred over generic reference letters.

 

Submission

Letters of recommendation are to be uploaded to the corresponding sections on eAdmission.

 

Combine multiple PDFs of academic recommendations, transcripts, and certificates from the same institution into one PDF document and upload the file according to the specific academic qualification in the "Post-secondary Qualification" section.

 

Work recommendations are to be uploaded according to the specific previous/current employment in the "Employment" section.

Transcript / Certificate

Academic Transcripts and Certificates

Evidence of your academic qualifications, i.e. full official transcripts and explanatory notes (usually printed on the back of the transcripts), and degree certificates, including the accompanying graduation statement or diploma supplement (if applicable).

 

For holders of academic qualifications from Mainland China, the evidence must include your Academic Credential (毕业证书), Degree Certificate (学士学位证书), a certification letter of your GPA/ average score if they are not indicated on your transcripts, and notes explaining the grading system(s) (课程绩点与等级换算关系表).

 

Documents not issued in English must be accompanied by certified, literal English translations provided by your institution or the awarding body. We must have your transcripts and certificates in both your native language and in English to evaluate your qualifications. We do not require applicants' original documents at the application stage. Readable scans of original documents will suffice.

Others

Design Portfolio

Guidance Notes

A portfolio is required for all applicants to all MDes Specialisms, namely Innovative Business Design (IBD), Intelligent Systems Design (ISD), Smart Service Design (SSD), and Transitional Environments Design (TED).  Please read the below General Requirements and Specialism Specific Requirements.

 

General Requirements

The content of your portfolio may include the most advanced design work you have done. We are interested in the process of concept development in self-initiated, experimental and commercial work. Samples of work should be accompanied by succinct descriptions where needed.

 

Please include your CV, and a maximum of five (5) best projects in your portfolio.

 

The portfolio submission should be based on a high standard of undergraduate work (especially the final-year work or advanced professional work of an equivalent level) as reflected in your portfolio. Your work is required to demonstrate a level of maturity and readiness to undertake a higher degree in design.

Upon entry to any of the Master of Design (MDes) programmes, you should be able to demonstrate:

1. prior experience and knowledge indicating the potential to achieve the competency for the MDes;

2. the potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme to which you are applying; and

3. enthusiasm and aptitude to confront various challenges in your targeted Specialism or field. 

 

Indicate your project references (name and organisation) whenever possible. State the project type, i.e. individual or group projects. For group projects, you must clearly specify your role in the creative process.

 

The organisation and appearance of your portfolio should be of a professional standard.

 

Those with a non-design background may present design-related projects with clear research and design processes or other projects related to making, innovation or even invention. The portfolio may include concepts, idea sketches, plans, experiments, testing data, and processes related to the above. 

 

IBD Specialism Portfolio Requirements

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio. Your portfolio is a compilation of your interests, beliefs, skills, qualifications, education, training, and experience. It provides us with insight into your personality and work ethic. 

 

For applicants with an academic qualification in the field of design, you should prepare a design portfolio with the following items:

  • three (3) most representative design/business/innovative projects;
  • a maximum of two (2) recent design or innovative projects from the past two years;
  • indicating the process of defining the problems, concept development, final solutions, and any validation in each showcased project;
  • evidence of your domain skills and knowledge, with the information about the date, nature and your role in the work; and
  • any design-related awards or public/professional recognitions.

 

For applicants with an academic qualification in business, humanities, or a technological field, you should prepare a self-introduction presentation including the following items:

  • your most relevant experiences to convey your organisational, communication, and tangible career-related skills;
  • a work philosophy where you briefly describe your beliefs about yourself and the industry;
  • your career goals for the next five years; and
  • examples of work efforts and projects demonstrating your skills and work experience.

 

ISD Specialism Portfolio Requirements

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work to be assessed by the ISD team. The portfolio should evidence: 

  • excellence of your current expertise, study area or professional activities in the fields of intelligent design and/or systemic design, including but not limited to, interaction design, experience design, product design (with intelligent components or systemic approach), or innovative design;
  • your interest or ability in the fields of innovation, design, technology, and engineering; and
  • your creative problem-solving abilities or relevant personal interests.

 

SSD Specialism Portfolio Requirements

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio that showcases design-related works made up of images, videos or writing samples that will be assessed by the SSD team. The portfolio should show your ability, motivation, and potential capacity by including:

  • a minimum of three (3) most representative projects not limited to a single design domain but wide ranges from communication design, product design, experience design, business/ strategic design, as well as computing or other technological disciplines with services and service system design;
  • clearly articulated process of problem framing, concept development, and final solution design that shows an intellectual engagement with the work;
  • evidence of having both technical skills and knowledge with creativity and innovation; and
  • personal motivations, interests or aspiration that are appropriate to the work.

 

TED Specialism Portfolio Requirements

All applicants are required to submit a portfolio.

 

For applicants with an academic qualification in spatial design, your portfolio should include urban environments projects of multiple scales and typologies, demonstrating your conceptual and technical skills in analysing and designing hybrid and composite spaces.

 

For applicants with an academic qualification in other related disciplines, your portfolio may be supplemented with a presentation of your research and studies on transitional and environmental challenges in cities and sustainable futures.

 

Format and Submission

Files via:

- PolyU eAdmission – prepare your file in PDF format under 5 MB and upload the file to "Additional Document". A maximum of one file is allowed.

- Portfolio Submission System – for files larger than 5 MB.

 

Link via:

- Portfolio Submission System - indicate the URL in the "Personal Website" field. We expect to be able to view your portfolio online, i.e. without needing to download the file to a local computer.

Curriculum Vitae

(A personal resume (CV) covering the applicant’s education, employment experience, professional qualifications, noteworthy achievements, and any other relevant factors)

Personal Statement

(Including a self-introduction, a discussion of career aspirations, and the reasons for pursuing the studies in this programme)

Others

Portfolio
(A portfolio providing examples of the applicant’s professional experience, consulting reports, etc.)

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Please also provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants who graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English).

  2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).

  3. Selective design work# via online portfolio. Please indicate the URL of your personal website in the online application. The URL should enable reviewers to access and view your portfolio online without the need to download. (Please upload a PDF document with the above URL via “Others” under the “Additional Document” at eAdmission System.)

  4. The maximum file size for ALL supporting documents (including academic parchment/transcript/English test proof, etc.) is 5MB.

 

# Samples of work in PDF format in your online portfolio should include design development, design presentation sheets, pages from sketchbooks and visuals of garments/products/textiles. Should a candidate be selected for interview, further guidelines on preparing the portfolio to be shown at the interview will be provided.

Personal Statement

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)

Personal Statement

 Compulsory (please indicate the choice of GIP Study option in the last paragraph)

Transcript / Certificate

Required 

Others

Please also provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English.)
  2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).
Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Please also provide the following documents:

1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants graduated from universities where the medium of instructions is not English).

2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)

Others

Please provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants who have graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English).
  2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).
Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)

Others

Please also provide the following documents:

  1. A copy of the results of English examinations such as the IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants who have graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English).
  2. A postal address in Chinese (for applicants from mainland China).
  3. Selected design work via an online portfolio.# Please indicate the URL of your personal website in the online application. The URL should enable reviewers to access and view your portfolio online without needing to download files. (Please upload a PDF document with this URL via the “Others” section under the “Additional Document” heading in the eAdmission system).
  4. The maximum file size for ALL supporting documents (including academic parchments, transcripts, and English test results) is 5 MB. 

# Samples of work in your online portfolio should be provided in PDF format and include design development, design presentation sheets, pages from sketchbooks, and visuals of garments, products, and/or textiles. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be given further guidelines on preparing the portfolio to be shown at the interview.

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Others

Please state all relevant professional qualifications/examination results obtained, e.g. Society of Actuaries (SOA) examination results.

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

One-page (for non-local applicants only)

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

One-page (for non-local applicants only)

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Recommendation letters from any professional institutions or copies of professional qualifications are optional.

Personal Statement

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Recommendation letters from any professional institutions or copies of professional qualifications are optional.

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Personal Statement

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Both transcript and certificates are required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Personal Statement

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details. The TOEFL scores and IELTS results older than two years are normally NOT accepted.

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Personal Statement

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Curriculum Vitae

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Personal Statement

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Others
Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Programme Leaflet
Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Personal Statement

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional