* Information is subject to change without prior notice
Please visit the Admission Handbook or Programme Information for individual programme information including University's General Entrance Requirements, Programme Entrance Requirements and English Proficiency Requirements.
The normal medium of instruction and assessment at the University is English.
The application fees for 2017-18 entry are as follows:
|Research Degree Programme||Professional Doctorate Programme|
Please submit additional applications if you wish to apply for more than one programme. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. You are required to pay the application fee online using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard), before submission of the online application.
If paper application is required due to special circumstances, please write to SGS.
Please visit here for the up-to-date application period of various programmes. You are required to submit the online application before the specified deadline.
The documents to be submitted in supporting your application are listed under the Section on “Supporting Document” in the online application. Please note the following while you are preparing the required documents:
If you wish to apply for more than one programme, click the 'Apply for a New Programme' button after logging into your application account.
If you have applied for more than one programme, your programme choices will receive the same priority in our processing. Please note that if you receive more than one admission offer from the University, you can choose to enroll in one programme only.
Please login your online application to update your correspondence address, email address and contact phone number at anytime.
|1.||The information that you provide in the application, including the HKID card/passport/travel document number, examination results and qualifications, will be used for the following purposes:|
|2.||In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to and the right of correction of the information contained in the application form, and the right to request a copy of such data during the admission exercise. If you wish to obtain more information, please write to the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.You may be charged a fee for each request. Data for unsuccessful applications will be destroyed at the end of the admission exercise.|
The admission of an applicant to the University is based on academic criteria and other specified entrance requirements. If you have a physical or other disability, you are not required to declare this at the application stage. However, if you need assistance regarding your application (e.g. to attend an interview), you may discuss your needs with us for special arrangement to be made if practicable.
For CityU staff seeking application for admission, normal admission procedures will apply.
Academic staff of the University are not allowed to pursue a research degree in their own Department/School under the supervision of colleagues from the same Department/School.
Non-local students are persons who require a student visa/entry permit issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to study in Hong Kong. Persons holding any of the following documents issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department are NOT considered as non-local students:
Non-local students must obtain a student visa or an entry permit to study in Hong Kong.
Students admitted from overseas countries should direct their applications for a visa to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General in their place of residence or to the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). As part of the application for a visa, applicants are required to nominate a Hong Kong resident aged 18 or above to act as a sponsor. Those who have difficulty in nominating a sponsor may write to the University to act in this capacity. For mainland students, the University will be required to act as the sponsor for their study.
In accordance with the regulations of the Immigration Department in Hong Kong, students holding a student visa/an entry permit for studying in Hong Kong are allowed to undertake part-time paid employment during their stay in Hong Kong under stipulated conditions.
If you need advice on visa requirements, please consult the Hong Kong Immigration Department, HKSAR.
It is mandatory for non-local students to purchase a personal accident and medical insurance / travel insurance policy during their study period at the University. For further information, please visit the Mainland and External Affairs Office.
The cost of living in Hong Kong is generally high. The estimated basic cost of living for a single student is around HK$6,000 to HK$10,000 per month to cover food, lodging and general living expenses, depending on the type of accommodation selected and level of living and personal expenses. The above estimate does not include the tuition fee which may vary by programme and depending on the credit load to be taken.
The University offers on-campus accommodation for full-time research students in UGC-funded programmes. Due to the very limited residence places and increasing demand, the University is unable to offer residence places to UGC-funded research students for thei rentire study period. Furthermore, there is no guarantee at all that students will be granted residence places during their studies. Application for residence places is made on yearly basis and lot-drawing is primarily used in allocating residence places for UGC-funded research students. Students who are interested to reside in the student residence can submit online application during the specified application period. For details, please refer to the Student Residence Website in times of application.
The University reserves the right to cancel any programmes, in which case all fees paid by applicants will be refunded.