While applications are accepted from September 1, 2018 to
August 31, 2019, candidates who apply early (ie. in the Main
Round) have better chances to be selected. In the subsequent
rounds, the quota may already be partially or completely filled.
Therefore, interested and serious applicants are encouraged to
apply early, in the Main Round.
In addition, if you are applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship
(HKPF) Scheme, the applications to the Hong Kong Research Grants
Council must be completed by December 1, 2018 (HKT 12:00 nn or GMT +8 hours).
Concurrently, the full Application to RPg studies at HKU must be
completed by December 1, 2018, i.e. in the Main Round.
MPhil candidates may commence their studies either
on September 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020.
PhD candidates may commence their studies on the first
day of any calendar month during the academic year.
Applications should be made at least three months before
the intended date of registration, allowing extra time
as necessary for visa and other formalities.