Admission Requirements

1.    Applicants seeking admission to MPhil. Degree programme should possess:

a.    a Bachelor Degree with Honors from a recognized university or comparable institution; or, a qualification deemed to be equivalent;

b.      if required, shall satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination.

2.    Applicants seeking admission to PhD Degree programme should possess:

a.     a Master Degree in a recognized university or a comparable institution; or

b.     a Bachelor Degree with 1st class Honors from a recognized university or a comparable institution; or

c.  any other qualifications deemed by the Postgraduate Studies Committee to be acceptable for this purpose.

3.    GRE Subject Test

      The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test in Physics is strongly recommended for consideration of admission to both MPhil and PhD degree programmes.

4.    Language Requirements

Applicants may be required to prove their language proficiency in English and/or Chinese taking through an interview, or, if this can't be arranged in Hong Kong, by Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please refer to the Graduate School website for more details:


The Department of Physics will consider the first round admission of PhD and MPhil students in March 2018 for applications submitted before February 28, 2020. Applications submitted after February 28, 2020 will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss with their prospective supervisors before submitting their formal applications.