Research Postgraduate Programmes
MPhil Programmes
For the MPhil programme, the applicant shall have:
  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honour no lower than Second Class; or 
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than B; and
  • IELTS (academic) results not lower than 6.5 (or Duolingo score 105-110). Exemption from that requirement may be granted to local university graduates with a degree in English or university graduates from an English-speaking country.
PhD Programmes
For PhD programme, the applicant shall have:
  • obtained an MPhil or a taught master's degree; or
  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with First Class honours; or 
  • enrolled in an MPhil Programme in the University and requested transfer to PhD programme; and 
  • IELTS (academic) results not lower than 6.5 (or Duolingo score 105-110). Exemption from that requirement may be granted to local university graduates with a degree in English or university graduates from an English-speaking country.
Applicants with a taught master's degree shall also have graduated from a recognized university with excellent grades and good recommendations from the University. It is also highly preferable that their taught master's degree should be related to their chosen field of study in the proposed programme.
 
Applicants must satisfy other programme-specific entrance requirements, if any, stipulated by individual departments.