There are 6 departments under the Faculty of Science:
- Biological Sciences
- Earth Sciences
- Statistics and Actuarial Science
- School of Biological Sciences: Dr David M BAKER (Ecology & Biodiversity)
- School of Biological Sciences: Professor Aixin YAN (Molecular & Microbiology)
- Department of Chemistry: Professor David L PHILLIPS
- Department of Earth Sciences: Professor Zhonghui LIU
- Department of Mathematics: Professor Wenan ZANG
- Department of Physics: Professor Xiaodong CUI
- Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science: Professor Guodong LI
HKU values and supports international research collaborations. The various Joint PhD programmes can be found here.
For detailed information on the normative study and probationary periods of MPhil/PhD programmes, please visit our ‘Programme Information’ page.
- a Bachelor's degree with honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.
- a Bachelor's degree with honours and a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
- a Bachelor's degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken within a two-year period
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic module taken within a two-year period
- Overseas General Certificate of Education (GCE)
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
- Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
- Certificates & complete transcripts of undergraduate and postgraduate (if applicable) studies
- Statement of Research Interest or Research Proposal
- Two Academic referee’s’ reports
- Official score report of one of the accepted English language proficiency tests
- Other relevant documents (e.g. evidence of academic awards received, summary of relevant experiences, etc.)
GRE/GMAT scores are not required for MPhil/PhD programmes offered under the Faculty of Science.
Key application deadlines for the MPhil/PhD programmes can be found here.
No. Discussing with potential supervisors is a necessary step prior to application. After receiving positive feedback from potential supervisors, you may proceed to submit your MPhil/PhD application to the Graduate School’s Online Application System. The Graduate School will announce the result of your application in due course.
Applicants are reminded to double-check to ensure that all information and documents submitted during the application process are accurate and up-to-date. In case of amendments needing to be made after application submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme (HKU-PS)
- The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF)
- Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS)
The HKU-PS and HKPF scholarships cannot be concurrently held with the PGS packages.
International students requiring a visa entry for study in Hong Kong should refer to the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s guidelines and instructions here. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the timely application of their student visa prior to their arrival in Hong Kong. In case of any assistance needed from HKU during the visa application process, please contact email@example.com.
Full-time non-local MPhil/PhD students will be guaranteed a hall placement in their first year of study.