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PhD & MPhil Admission 2024-25 @ The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

PhD & MPhil Admission 2024-25 @ The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

HKU is the oldest university in Hong Kong. As an English-medium university with a history that stretches back more than 110 years, it has grown with and helped shape the city from which it takes its name.

Today, HKU is recognized internationally as a dynamic and comprehensive university of world-class standing.

With its distinguished excellence in research and outstanding performance in teaching, it attracts first-class teaching and research staff and brilliant students from around the world.


HKU Rankings

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  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings 2024 and THE Asia University Rankings 2023
  • 2nd in Asia – QS Asia University Rankings 2024
  • 26th in the World - QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 6th World’s Most International University - THE World’s Most International Universities 2024

Research Postgraduate Opportunities

HKU offers Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Joint PhD programmes under the following Faculties and interdisciplinary areas:

  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Data Science
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Entrance Scholarships

HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme / Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme with package of up to around ~USD211,330 (for 4-year PhD), including:

  • Cash Award (~USD5,128 in Year 1, ~USD2,564 each year in Year 2-4)
  • Waiver of composition fees (~USD5,400 per year)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship (~USD3,540 per month)
  • Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance (~USD1,770 per year)
  • A guaranteed hall place in Year 1, with possibility of renewal

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • ~USD115,100 for 4-year PhD
  • ~USD56,590 for MPhil

Admission Requirements

Programme Requirements
4-year PhD Bachelor’s degree with honours and a taught Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized university / Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized university
3-year PhD Bachelor’s degree with honours and a research Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized university
MPhil Bachelor’s degree with honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized university

Click here for detailed admission requirements.

Timeline for 2024/25 Admission

Rounds of admission Application period
Main Round 1 September 2023 – 1 December 2023
1st Clearing Round 2 December 2023 – 30 April 2024
2nd Clearing Round 1 May 2024 – 31 August 2024

Applications for admission to the PhD and MPhil programmes and the HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme are invited all year round. Applications to the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme are invited from September 1 to December 1, 2023.

Application Procedures Apply Now

Enquiry

Email: gradsch@hku.hk