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Research Postgraduate - Residence Requirement

Residence provides students with an opportunity to become immersed in the intellectual environment of the University.  Residence also includes periods during which students’ research requires off-campus field work or non-PolyU laboratory work approved by the host department.


The residence requirements for the MPhil/PhD Programmes are as follows:



Residence Requirement

2-year full-time/ 4-year part-time MPhil programme

2 regular semesters

3-year full-time / 6-year part-time PhD programme

3 regular semesters

4-year full-time / 8-year part-time PhD programme

4 regular semesters


All research postgraduate students must fulfil the residence requirement before thesis submission.


In addition to the residence requirement, full-time research postgraduate students are required to be on campus full-time and consequently in such geographical proximity as to be able to participate fully in University activities associated with the programme.