The University of Toronto (UofT) was founded in 1827. It is made up of a wide range of Schools/Faculties including Applied Science & Engineering, Architecture, Landscape & Design, Arts and Science, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Global Affairs, Information, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public Policy & Governance, and Social Work. The University is one of the most important research institutions in Canada and has gained an international reputation for its research.
Students admitted to the programme will:
be registered as full-time students at both institutions and be able to enjoy their full range of academic and various facilities;
be guided in their work by faculty members from both institutions, and be examined to the standards of both; and
normally split their time of study equally between the two institutions, and spend the last 6 months of study at the Lead Institution.
Students are required to meet the entry requirements of both universities:
(Students applying through HKU are also required to meet the English Language proficiency requirements of University of Toronto).
Applicants can apply through either university. The admission decision will, however, be made jointly by both universities.
To apply through The University of Hong Kong (i.e. HKU as your Home Institution):
- Please submit an on-line application to HKU (with application fee). Your application will be reviewed by the supervisor, Department, Faculty and the Joint Doctor of Philosophy Degree Committee (JDP Committee) members at HKU, where appropriate.
- If your application is supported by HKU for putting forward to UofT for consideration, you will be requested to submit an on-line application (with application fee) to the UofT, and complete the relevant parts of the 'Agreement for a Joint Educational Placement-Doctorate' for submission to the UofT for consideration.
To apply through University of Toronto (i.e. UofT as your Home Institution):
Fees, scholarships and other expenses
Students will pay tuition fees to the admitting university for the whole period of candidature. Applicants applying through HKU can apply for Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS). Please click here for more information about PGS.
The living cost of students varies depending on different factors like duration of study, accommodation type and lifestyle. Please click here for details.