Online Application System for Admission to Postgraduate Studies

| P.D 2021-12-02 | GS

General Information for Online Application



1.Application Period
 1 September 2021 - 1 December 2021

2.Documents Required
 Please also read through Notes to HKPFS Applicants and application procedures before submitting an application.

 

3.Application Fee (Non-refundable)
 
HK$450
 To complete the submission of your application, you are required to pay a non-refundable application fee for each online application through E-Payment. That is to pay online by credit card, either VISA, MASTER or CUP card. Otherwise, the application will not be further processed.
 Notes:
 
i.  If you would like to use the VISA/MASTER card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), please select E-Payment option and choose the BEA JETCO Payment Gateway.
ii.  If you would like to use the CUP card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), you are required to use Internet Explorer 7.0 or above to submit e-payment. Please select E-Payment option; then choose UnionPay Online Payment (UPOP).
iii. If your online payment is not successful, please try the E-Payment method again later. All applicants who have successfully submitted their online application forms will receive an acknowledgment e-mail message from the University as confirmation.

 

4.Application Acknowledgement
 After you submit an application, an acknowledgment note with an application number will be sent to you by email. Please check the accuracy of your application data and report any discrepancies immediately in writing to the Graduate School. You are advised to quote your application number in all subsequent correspondence with the University.

 

5.Change in Personal Particulars After Submission of Application
 During the application period, applicants should report changes in personal particulars such as correspondence address, contact number(s), etc. to the Graduate School in writing immediately.

6.Notification of Results
 Results of HKPFS will be announced in April 2022 at the website of the Research Grants Council (RGC). Please refer to RGC's website for more details. Awardees will be notified by email individually from RGC.

 

7.Student Visa
 The Hong Kong Immigration Department requires all full-time non-local students (see definition) to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. Applications should normally be made at least 10-12 weeks in advance through the University. Applicants will be informed of the details once they are given the admission offer. (Part-time non-local students should possess an appropriate and valid visa to prove their eligibility to stay and study in Hong Kong.)
 For more details, please visit the Immigration Department's website.

 



1.Application Deadlines
 Regular Round: 1 December 2021
 Clearing Round: 15 April 2022
 Since admission offers are highly competitive and subject to quota availability, you are strongly advised to make your application as early as possible.

 

2.Documents Required
 Please also read through the application procedures before submitting an application.

 

3.Application Fee (Non-refundable)
 
HK$450
 To complete the submission of your application, you are required to pay a non-refundable application fee for each online application through E-Payment. That is to pay online by credit card, either VISA, MASTER or CUP card. Otherwise, the application will not be further processed.
 Notes:
 
i.  If you would like to use the VISA/MASTER card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), please select E-Payment option and choose the BEA JETCO Payment Gateway.
ii.  If you would like to use the CUP card to pay for the online application fee (non-refundable), you are required to use Internet Explorer 7.0 or above to submit e-payment. Please select E-Payment option; then choose UnionPay Online Payment (UPOP).
iii. If your online payment is not successful, please try the E-Payment method again later. All applicants who have successfully submitted their online application forms will receive an acknowledgment e-mail message from the University as confirmation.

 

4.Application Acknowledgement
 After you submit an application, an acknowledgment note with an application number will be sent to you by email. Please check the accuracy of your application data and report any discrepancies immediately in writing to the Graduate School. You are advised to quote your application number in all subsequent correspondence with the University.

 

5.Change in Personal Particulars After Submission of Application
 During the application period, applicants should report changes in personal particulars such as correspondence address, contact number(s), etc. to the Graduate School in writing immediately.

6.Notification of Results
 Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview/written test by email/phone.
 Applicants who are offered admission to a programme will receive an individual notification by email. If an admission offer is made, applicants must decide whether or not to accept the offer by a specified date. To accept the offer, applicants are required to pay the confirmation fee (non-refundable) by a specified deadline. Applicants being put on the waiting list or fail to be given an offer will also be informed of the application result in writing.
 Applicants could check their updated application status by logging into this online application system.

 

7.Student Visa
 The Hong Kong Immigration Department requires all full-time non-local students (see definition) to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. Applications should normally be made at least 10-12 weeks in advance through the University. Applicants will be informed of the details once they are given the admission offer. (Part-time non-local students should possess an appropriate and valid visa to prove their eligibility to stay and study in Hong Kong.)
 For more details, please visit the Immigration Department's website.

 



1.Application Period
 Please visit the Graduate School website for the up-to-date application period for all programmes.

2.Documents Required
 Applicants are required to upload copies of the following supporting documents through the Online Application System (OAS):
 
(a)Supporting Documents
 
 Essential
 -Hong Kong Identity Card (for local applicants); Passport or other identity documents issued by the home country (for non-local applicants)i
 -Degree certificate(s)/graduation diploma(s), and transcript(s)ii of the academic qualification(s)
 -English proficiency test results (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS results)iii
 
  Supplementary
 -Hong Kong public examination results, if applicable (e.g. HKCEE/HKALE/HKDSE)
 -Other relevant test results, if applicable (e.g. GMAT, GRE)
 -Certificate(s)/supporting document(s) of scholarship(s) and prize(s)
 -Certificate(s) of professional qualification(s)
 -Sample(s) of publication or research work/record of research experience/publication list
 
(b)Confidential Reference
 
 Applicants are requested to nominate up to two referees for providing confidential references. The Graduate School will invite referees via email to complete the online Confidential Reference Form via a designated online platform within two weeks from the date of successful submission of the application. To avoid delay in processing the application, applicants are reminded to check the accuracy of the referees' information (e.g. email address, contact number) and follow up with the referee(s) as appropriate.

3.Application Fee (Non-refundable)
 
Local applicants:HK$450
Non-local applicantsi:HK$450
 Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee for each online application. Otherwise, the application will not be further processed. Please make an online payment by using VISA/MASTER, China UnionPay (CUP) Card or Alipay/WeChat Pay to settle the application fee.
4.Student Visa
 The Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government requires all full-time non-local studentsi to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. The University will sponsor full-time non-local students from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan, and other overseas countries to apply for their student visa once they accept the admission offer. Newly admitted non-local students will be required to complete the application procedures through the University Student Visa Application System. Please click here for more information. For details regarding the Immigration Policy for studying in Hong Kong, please visit the website of the Immigration Department.

5.Application Acknowledgement
 Upon successful submission of the application, an acknowledgement email will be sent to the applicant. Applicants should read the email and check the information carefully. If there is any discrepancy, please report immediately to Graduate School via Enquiry form (please select “Prospective Student” under “TPG” as the Enquiry Type). Applicants should quote their full name and application number in all subsequent correspondence with the University.

Notes:
i Non-local students are defined as students holding student visa / entry permit, visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, or dependent visa who are aged 18 years old or above before 1 September of the year of which they are admitted to relevant post-secondary programmes in Hong Kong issued by the Director of Immigration.
 
ii Upon receipt of the admission offer, applicants are required to arrange to send the official transcript(s) of the academic qualification(s) to the Graduate School directly by the awarding institution(s)/authorities. HKBU graduates/students are exempted from submitting the official transcript(s) for their previous/current studies in the University.
 
iii Individual programmes may stipulate different language proficiency requirements, or equivalent acceptable qualifications, suitable for their fields of study. For programme specific entrance requirements, please refer to the Graduate School website for details.



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