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Application Procedures

Application Procedures

When to Apply

Admissions to our MPhil and PhD programmes are open All Year-Round. For more information, please click here.

Important Dates
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
Initial Application to Research Grants Council (RGC):
September 1 (HKT 12:00 nn or GMT +8 hours) - December 1, 2016 (HKT 12:00nn or GMT +8 hours)
Full Application to HKU:
September 1 - December 1, 2016
(HKT 23:59 or GMT +8 hours)
Main Round
September 1 - December 1, 2016
1st Clearing Round
December 2, 2016 - April 30, 2017
2nd Clearing Round
May 1 - August 31, 2017

How to Apply

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPF)
  • Applications for the HKPF usually fall between early September and early December each year.
  • Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the HKPF Electronic System (HKPFSES) before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired institutions.
  • The submission deadline for HKPF applications in 2017-18 is December 1, 2016.
  • For details, please visit the RGC website.
MPhil and PhD Programmes
Step 1 Search for potential supervisor(s) (contact details and brief introduction of teaching staff are also available in the departmental websites).
Step 2​ Discuss the proposed research areas with the potential supervisor(s) before submitting application.
Step 3 Submit the application through the Online Application for MPhil/PhD Admission.

For more details about the application procedures and documents required, please visit the Graduate School website.