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FAQs


General Information

1. What are the differences between research postgraduate programmes (PhD or MPhil) and taught postgraduate programmes? +
2. What is the eligibility for PhD or MPhil admission? What are the English-language requirements? +
3. When do I need to apply? How can I obtain the application materials? +
4. When does the new academic year start? +
5. Can I enrol in more than one programme at the same time? +
6. How much is the tuition fee? +
7. Am I eligible for a research studentship? +
8. Am I eligible to apply for hall residence? +
9. Who are non-local students? +
10. As a non-local student, am I allowed to take up a study programme in Hong Kong? +
11. When should I apply for a student visa? Where can I find information about student visas? +
12. Is financial assistance available for non-local students? +
13. Can non-local students take up internships and part-time jobs? +

Before You Apply

14. What are the procedures for submitting an application? +
15. How many research areas can I select in an application? +
16. Can I apply to more than one department? +
17. Will you accept an application and supporting documents prepared and submitted by an agent or consultant? +
18. Do I have to list all of the schools and institutions I have attended? +
19. How much is the application fee and how should I pay it? +
20. What should I do if I have not yet received my results/transcript(s)/certificate(s) when I submit an application to PolyU? +
21. Is it necessary to provide information on my academic referees with my application? +
22. When should my referees submit their online academic referee reports? +
23. How will I know if my referees have successfully submitted their online academic referee reports to PolyU? +
24. What supporting documents do I need to submit in my online application? +
25. Can I make changes to my application or submit supporting documents after submission? +
26. How should I upload my supporting documents? What format should they have? +

After You Have Applied

27. Where will I find my application number? +
28. When will I be notified of an admission offer? How will I know if I have been accepted for admission? +

When You Receive an Admission Offer

29. What should I do to accept an admission offer? +
30. When should I submit my visa application? +
31. Do I need to submit the originals of my academic certificates and full official transcripts? How should my academic certificates and full official transcripts be submitted? +
32. My institution will release transcripts to me but not to the institution to which I am applying. Will you accept transcripts that I submit? +
33. How can I submit the original test score report (i.e. GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL)? +
34. How will I know if I am qualified to receive a research studentship? +