Both MPhil and PhD applicants are required to submit a research proposal along with the application.
You may choose to contact a potential supervisor to seek help in formulating your research plan. But this is not mandatory. It is not required that you get a professor to agree to be your supervisor before submitting the application.
No. But a supervisor will be assigned in this case.
Yes. It is advisable to list up to three research areas in a prioritized order.
Yes. If you are graduating in the summer of coming year, then please attach the transcript for the courses you have taken so far.
Academic record, research experience, research publications, proof of English proficiency, etc. Distribution of students over different areas of research is also a consideration.
No. All successful applicants will be offered financial support in the form of postgraduate scholarship.
Generally part-time applicants have lower priority than full-time applicants.
Applicant attained a Bachelor's degree with 1st class honor or GPA above 3.70 is recommended to apply our 4-year PhD programme.
The notice of admission will be sent in April.
Students are required to complete both Graduate School courses and Departmental Coursework Requirements, please refer to to here for details.
There is no difference as far as the screening process is concerned. But you need to make sure you get the right visa status.
We will consider applicants with lower than 2nd class A honor only under very exceptional circumstances (eg. outstanding research publications).
The Department admitted around 25 students from about 300 applicants in each of the past few years.
Yes. Note that applications in the clearing rounds will not be considered if there are no places left from the main round, i.e. the batch of applications submitted by December 1.
Please visit the FAQ of the Graduate School for further information.