MPhil and PhD Programs in
Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
Application Procedures and Deadline
1. Submitting an Application
Applicants should submit their applicationsthrough the Online Admissions System, together with all required documents. The application fee is HK$180 per program in 2021/22 Spring Term intake / 2022/23 Fall Term intake (by VISA or MasterCard). Applicants must submit their applications online before 1 Nov 2021 (Non-Local Applicants) / 15 Dec 2021 (Local Applicants) for 2021/22 Spring Term intake / 1 Jun 2022 (Non-Local Applicants) / 15 Jul 2022 (Local Applicants) for 2022/23 Fall Term intake. For further details about postgraduate admissions, please visit the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School website.
2. Interviews / Phone Interviews
Interviews or phone interviews are a required part of the admissions process. Interview details will be sent to shortlisted candidates by email or by phone.
3. Offer Acceptance and Program Registration Procedures
Applicants can log on to the Online Admissions System to check the status of their applications. In addition, applicants should look out for e-mail notifications sent from the University. Upon receipt of an offer, applicants should follow the steps advised by the office of Postgraduate Studies to accept the offer.
Applicants must satisfy the University's general requirements . Applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English will also have to meet the English requirements. *
Below are useful links related to Research Postgraduate Admissions at HKUST:
- Admission Requirements
- After Getting an Offer
- Admissions Timeline
- Apply Online
- Document Required
- FAQ (For Prospective Students)
- FAQ (For Applicants)
- FAQ (Student Visa / Entry Permit)
- Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
- Short-term Study/ Visiting Students
For further details about postgraduate admissions, please visit the Office of Postgraduate Studies website.
*As the admission information may be updated by the Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions Team from time to time, please refer to the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School for the latest information.