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.


Despite the mode of study (i.e., full-time or part-time), the residence requirement for an MPhil degree is two regular semesters, and that for a PhD degree is three regular semesters if a relevant research Master’s degree is earned prior to entering the programme, but four regular semesters if it is not.


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