Yes, please first submit your latest transcript online for assessment.
Applicants may submit more than one application. However, we see the advantage of staying focused and getting prepared accordingly.
Applicants may apply for both MSc and PhD degree at the same time. Each is assessed by different admission committees and the result would not affect each other. However, as mentioned, we see the advantage of staying focused and getting prepared accordingly.
In general, a first degree of Second Upper Class in the related area is the minimum requirement.
Yes, we admit Bachelor’s students directly into PhD programs. A high GPA always help. Experience of research helps too.
Faculty will look into your overall profile such as your research ability in addition to the GPA.
There is no GPA requirement but a second upper / first class honors helps.
There is a chance but it depends on disciplines.
Not necessary but it depends on the requirements of individual departments. Some departments conducted the review and selection by a committee, and students would identify a supervisor upon admission.
It varies depending on which program you are applying for. For details, please refer to Admission Timeline on Fok Ying Tung Graduate School's website.
All applicants of MPhil / PhD programs are required to outline their proposed research plan and past research experience in the application. It is not mandatory for applicants of Engineering programs to submit a research proposal.
After submission, your application will be circulated among faculty. If you are selected for interview, the program office will inform you. You are advised to communicate with your potential supervisor after submitting the online application.
We suggest that applicants attach their CV and transcripts when approaching our faculty members for advice on MPhil / PhD admission. Applicants may also attach their research plan / proposed research topic to facilitate our faculty's consideration and review. Usually, we expect matching interest between faculty's research expertise and applicant's research area.
Candidates are required to provide their research proposal. It will not be too persuasive if you do not have knowledge in the area.
Individual program offices will issue offers according to their own schedules. Successful applicants will receive an email notification. Please log in to the online system to keep track of your application status.
English / Other Requirements
You are exempted to take English proficiency test if you obtained a degree from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.
The test score is an essential factor in assessing your application. You are highly recommended to take relevant test and upload score report as soon as possible.
The University is now accepting alternative test options (e.g. Duolingo English Test) for fulfillment of English Language admission requirements under the COVID-19 situation. For details, please refer to COVID-19 Information for Prospective Students - 6. Alternative Test Options for Fulfillment of English Language Requirement on Fok Ying Tung Graduate School's website.
GRE scores are not required for Engineering programs.
Program of Study
PhD programs are more in-depth than MPhil programs although both will have a focused topic.
The normative study period for full-time PhD is 4 years (without MPhil) and 3 years (with MPhil), and 2 years for full-time MPhil. The overseas study programs do not necessarily delay the graduation.
Depending on the disciplines, some programs require students to take a few core courses to ensure they have the sufficient background.
Most supervisors expect students to publish papers before graduation.
Publications are the default standards.
Yes, if an MPhil student can demonstrate good academic / research performance and have the support of the supervisor(s).
PhD students should seek advice and consent from their supervisors when applying for exchange opportunities.
We have research internship opportunities available in summer, and it may be offered subject to COVID-19 development.
All full-time MPhil / PhD students are automatically considered for the Postgraduate Studentship. No separate application is required.
Only if you are an MPhil student. If you have outstanding academic results, you could apply for MPhil this year and apply for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship next year.
The stipend is provided to cover a student's tuition fee, dormitory fee and living expenses.
It is possible, but depending on the approval from HK Immigration Department for entry visa.