Level: M.Phil. and Ph.D                    
Host: Department of Chemistry
          Hong Kong University 

About This University
The Department of Chemistry of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has dynamic and friendly and cooperative faculty members active in all areas of chemical research, and whose research is internationally recognized. The Department has become truly “The center of  science” since its activities intimately involve areas such as: Molecular biology, Molecular physics, Material sciences, Nano-technology, Biotechnology, Environmental science, Drug design, Forensic science and others.   
Program Duration:
  • MPhil: Full-time: 2 years, Part-time: 4 years  
  • PhD: Full-time: 3 years (with a relevant research master’s degree), 4 years (with a bachelor’s degree only), Part-time: 6 years
 Admission Requirements:
  • For master’s degree program candidate should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification
  • For doctoral degree program, applicant should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution
  • Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirement
  • Applicants don’t need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if their first language is English, or they obtained the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English. 

Application Deadline

The University is now inviting applications for 2018/19 Fall Term and 2017/18 Spring Term admissions.  Submit your online application before the application deadlines.

For 2018/19 Fall Term Intake
Non-Local Applicants* Local Applicants
Full-time: 1 Jun 2018 15 Jul 2018
Part-time: 1 Jun 2018 15 Jul 2018

For 2017/18 Spring Term Intake: 
Non-Local Applicants* Local Applicants
Full-time: 8 Nov 2017 15 Dec 2017
Part-time: 8 Nov 2017 15 Dec 2017

* Applicants who need a student visa/ entry permit to study in Hong Kong, are considered as Non-Local Students.  For details on student visa/ entry permit requirements, please click here

Available Scholarships
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