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The University of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong
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The University of Hong Kong (HKU) offers a broad range of postgraduate programmes leading to master's and doctoral degrees.

Taught postgraduate (TPg) programmes at HKU are coursework-based degrees, ranging from one to four years in length and accepting both full-time and part-time applicants. HKU provides flexible learning options for you to develop and enrich your professional skills and knowledge for career advancement. HKU taught postgraduate programmes have attracted around 9000 students from Hong Kong, Mainland and other parts of Asia, as well as students from Europe, Australia, Africa, North and South America.

HKU offers Research postgraduate (RPg) degrees, i.e. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and 3-year and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in a wider range of subjects under the Faculties of Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science.

Research Excellence

HKU has won a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. Its research is of proven quality and utility. At HKU, supervisors are dedicated to providing guidance and support to our research postgraduate students in the pursuit of research excellence. You will have a chance to work with renowned professors who are experts in their research areas. Some professors are highly recognized internationally, they are ranked as the world's top 1% scientists, and some are named on the list of 'Highly Cited Researchers 2016' by Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Reuters.

You may choose from the following research postgraduate programmes in both full-time and part-time modes:

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • 3-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Joint PhD Programme between HKU and King's College London
  • Joint Educational Placement for PhD between HKU and the University of Toronto
  • Joint Education Programme for PhD between HKU and Southern University of Science and Technology

HKU supports its researchers well financially through Hong Kong PhD Fellowships, University Postgraduate Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships. MPhil and PhD students are also eligible for various financial support for academic conference and travel.

Check HKU Graduate School website for more information.

University Highlights

Total students - 20,187


International students - 8,297


Total faculty staff - 3,019


Total students - 20,187


International students - 8,297

Total faculty staff - 3,019

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