Research Postgraduate Programmes (RPg)

General Requirement


  • A Master degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or a Bachelor degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.


  • A Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.


English Language Requirements

  • Applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's degree at a university where the programme was not taught and assessed in English are normally required to demonstrate competency through one of the following minimum requirements:

1. Overall score of IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0#; or
2. TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
3. Other equivalent qualifications.^

*Individual field of study such as English language may have higher requirement.
#Applicable to 2016/17 cohort and onwards.

^The College English Test(CET) is not accepted as equivalent qualification.


Non-local Applicants

  • We welcome applications from local and non-local applicants. If you are required to obtain a student visa/entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration in order to study in Hong Kong, you are regarded as a non-local applicant (subject to confirmation from the Hong Kong Immigration Department). Indication of residence status does not form a criterion for selection.
  • Non-local applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as it often takes considerable time for the Hong Kong Immigration Department to process your visa applications.
  • Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide an Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表) issued by the CHSI (學信網) https://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgcx.jsp