How to apply

Entrance requirements

Applications are welcome from candidates who meet the minimum entry requirements. These are:

  1. that you are a current Masters student or hold a Master's degree;
  2. that you can demonstrate a high English language proficiency level. Ways of doing this include:
  • A TOEFL score of at least 109 (Internet). 
  • An IELTS score of at least 7.5, with no module under 7.0. 

If you have received a degree from an English-medium university, that might be taken as evidence that you satisfy this requirement.

Application procedures

Submit your application online at    

In preparing your application you should consult the English Department staff list to see the research interests of staff and determine who your project would be a good fit for. Please include the name a potential supervisor in your application.  

If you have general inquiries about the programme, contact Prof. Alice Chan, Research Degree Coordinator.

The deadline for application under the government-funded scheme is currently early December. Self-financing students may submit their applications at any time.