Candidates for admission to the programmes should meet all qualification criteria of the University Graduate School (Please refer to the latest Postgraduate Prospectus). All applicants should submit a research proposal (Guidelines to the Preparation of Research Proposal). Applicants will be interviewed as part of the admission process. Academic qualifications, research ability, work experience, references and language abilities will taken into consideration.
Qualification for Admission
I. The minimum requirements for admission shall be as follows:
(A) For the Doctor of Philosophy, the applicant shall:
(B) For a Master's programme, the applicant shall have:
II. English Language Proficiency Requirement:
Internet submission of admission materials via website: http://www2.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/apply.php
After submitting an online application, applicants upload the following documents to the Graduate School (http://www2.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/apply.php):
And the following documents should be sent to the General Office (Address: http://www.crs.cuhk.edu.hk/en/contact.php) before the application deadline. Please write the application number, the name of programme applied and name of applicant on the envelope.
* Official Transcripts and Confidential Recommendation must reach the respective divisions directly from the University and referees, or in sealed envelopes and sent by the applicant with other support documents to the Graduate Division.
2 Dec 2013 (For applicants who apply for Ph.D. programmes through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme)
31 Jan 2014 (For applicants who apply for M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes directly with CUHK)
For M.Phil. programmes, the normative period of study is 24 months for full-time students and 36 months for part-time students. The academic year consists of two terms, starting from September and ending in August of the following year. For PhD programmes, the normative period of study is 36 months for full-time students and 48 months for part-time students. A continuation fee will be charged on those students exceeding the normative period of study.
The study period for Ph.D. porgrammes:
|Study Mode||Normative Period||Maximum Period|
|Admitted with a research master's degree*||Full-time||36 months||84 months|
|Part-time||48 months||96 months|
|Admitted without a research master's degree*||Full-time||48 months||84 months|
|Part-time||64 months||96 months|
|Full-time doctoral and master's research programmes (per annum)||HK$42,100|
|Part-time doctoral programmes (per annum)||HK$57,000|
|Part-time M.Phil. programmes (per annum)||HK$50,920|
(Awards of Postgraduate Studentship)
For more details concerning admission requirements and application procedures, please visit the Graduate School website.