|Study period||Probationary period||Study period||Probationary period|
|MPhil||24 months||12 months||36 months||18 months|
|3-year PhD||36 months||12 months||54 months||18 months|
|4-year PhD||48 months||18 months||72 months||24 months|
Candidates without a research Master's degree shall be considered for admission to a 4-year PhD programme, and those who have research Master's degrees shall be considered for admission to a 3-year PhD programme. Applicant attained a Bachelor's degree with 1st class honor or GPA above 3.70 is eligible to apply for the 4-year PhD programme.