Research Postgraduate - Supporting Documents for Application


Faculty of Business

School of Accounting and Finance

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Others

GMAT or GRE results are required.

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory

  • A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.
  • Please provide prior research work.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

Academic Referee's Report

One Academic Referee’s report is compulsory, two are preferable. This requirement can be waived for the MPhil graduates of FB, PolyU who will transit to the PhD programme under the 2+3 Integrated Programme.

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Others

GMAT or GRE results are required. Applicants with a GMAT score below 600; or a GRE score below 150 for verbal reasoning component and/or below 162 for quantitative reasoning component must have a strong academic record and/or extensive experience in their interested field to demonstrate their research potential. You are not required to submit the GMAT/GRE result at the time of application. However, you must fulfil the requirement before programme registration.

Research Proposal

Compulsory

  • A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.
  • Please provide prior research work.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Management and Marketing

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Others

GMAT or GRE results are required.

  • GMAT score no less than 650 or GRE score equivalent for normal track PhD and MPhil candidates.
  • GMAT score no less than 550 or GRE score equivalent for Joint PhD Programmes Leading to Dual Awards candidates.

Research Proposal

Compulsory

  • A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.
  • Please provide prior research work.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Faculty of Construction and Environment

Department of Building and Real Estate

Academic Referee's Report

Optional - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Personal Statement

Optional

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required (applicable to applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme, 3+1 Top-up Funding Scheme)

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory - 

  • Certificate(s) of the Bachelor's/Master’s degree.
  • Transcript(s) of the Bachelor's/Master’s degree. It must contain all pages including the explanatory notes and the grading system. For graduates, transcripts should be the final version with the graduation date. For current study, the latest transcript or testimonial issued by the institution should be provided.

Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

  • Graduation certificate(s) - Applicants with academic qualifications from the Chinese Mainlandmust hold both the Degree Certificate (學位證書) and Graduation Certificate (畢業證書); and

  • Transcript(s) - Show all the courses and grades taken during the whole study period and contain all pages including the explanatory notes and the grading system.

Others

Optional - i.e. proof of ranking in class and scholarships/awards received, Curriculum Vitae.

Research Proposal

Optional - A standard form must be used for the submission of a research proposal. Please click here to download the form.

Remarks: Compulsory if you are going to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). 

 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Optional - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal. Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Computing

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) and Unified PhD Scholarship Framework (UPSF) schemes

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

  • Certificate of the award of Bachelor's/ Master's degree
  • Transcripts of studies

Department of Electrical Engineering

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS) and 3+1 Top-up Funding Scheme (3+1);

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required.

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Optional - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required.

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Others

Optional - i.e. proof of ranking in class and scholarships/awards received

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory:

  • Certificate(s) of the award of Bachelor's/Master’s degree
  • Transcript of studies. All pages of your official transcripts must be uploaded.
  • The explanatory notes on the transcript grading system and classifications of the award

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Others

Optional - i.e. proof of ranking in class and scholarships/awards received (with supporting documents)

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Department of Applied Social Sciences

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required.

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

  • Certificate(s) of the award of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree.
  • Transcripts of studies.  All pages of your official transcripts must be uploaded, including the legend (or grading system).

Others

Optional 

  • Publications, awards, professional-related community service/qualification (licenses), etc.

  • Please provide an official letter/document issued by corresponding University to indicate that your Master's degree study contains a significant research component, such as a dissertation.

Department of Health Technology and Informatics

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Others

Optional

  • Official certificates/transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies indicating your award classification and ranking in the graduation class
  • Official documents proving that your master’s degree has a significant research component such as thesis or dissertation

Research Proposal

Compulsory

  • A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.
  • Please indicate your proposed Chief Supervisor in your research proposal.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory - Official certificates/transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies indicating the credit unit of each subject you have completed.  The explanatory notes on the grading system and classifications of your awards are required.

School of Nursing

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports (applicable to applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme)

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Curriculum Vitae

Optional (strongly advised to submit)

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form should be used for submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory - If candidates apply for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, certificates for the award of both Bachelor's and Master's degrees should be submitted.

School of Optometry

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS); 

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Others

Optional - Publication records, scholarships, awards/prizes and class rankings (with supporting documents)

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

  • Certificate(s) of Bachelor's/ Master's degree(s)
  • Transcripts of studies with the explanatory notes of overall and maximum GPA/grades as well as award classification

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required for the full-time PhD programmes

Optional - For full-time MPhil and part-time programmes

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Others

Optional - Training and Supervision Plan written by the Proposed Chief Supervisor

Personal Statement

Compulsory - A vision statement that does not exceed 1,500 words

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Faculty of Humanities

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Chinese Culture

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of English and Communication

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Others

Compulsory - Cover Letter to Supervisor is required

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory - Both Transcript(s) with grading system(s) and Certificate(s) are required

Faculty of Science

Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), 3+1 Top-up Funding Scheme and PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS);

 

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - For the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), 3+1 Top-up Funding Scheme and PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS);

 

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

 

A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Applied Mathematics

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required.

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Department of Applied Physics

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), “3+1” Top-up Funding Scheme and PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme;

 

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Personal Statement

Optional

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A Research Proposal is required for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), “3+1” Top-up Funding Scheme and PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme.  A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

 

Optional - For PolyU Research Postgraduate programmes

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

School of Design

School of Design

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form. Please email sd.phd@polyu.edu.hk if further information is needed.

 

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

  • Certificate of the award of Bachelor's/Master’s degree
  • Transcript of studies
  • The explanatory notes on the transcript grading system and classifications of the award

Others

Compulsory

  • English language test result; OR
  • An official document (e.g. transcript) issued by the corresponding university to indicate that English was the language of the institution

Optional

  • Supporting documents to indicate that the Master's degree study contains a significant research component.
  • Published papers, awards, etc.

 

School of Fashion and Textiles

School of Fashion and Textiles

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Others

Compulsory - i.e. publication records, scholarships, awards, international working/study experience (Please provide supporting documents.)

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Personal Statement

Compulsory 

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory 

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Others

Compulsory - Publication records, scholarships, awards/prizes and class rankings (with supporting documents)