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, 2023 (HKT 12:00 noon or GMT +8 hours) - December 1, 2023 (HKT 12:00 noon or GMT +8 hours)
Full Application to HKU:
September 1, 2023 - December 1, 2023
(HKT 23:59 or GMT +8 hours)
Main Round
September 1, 2023 - December 1, 2023 (HKT 23:59 or GMT +8 hours)
1st Clearing Round
December 2, 2023 - April 30, 2024 (HKT 23:59 or GMT +8 hours)
2nd Clearing Round
May 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024 (HKT 23:59 or GMT +8 hours)

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 2024-25 is December 1, 2023.
  • 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 System for PhD and MPhil Admission.

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