Eligibility for admission to the programme is generally limited to students holding a Master of Architecture degree, or a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honours and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the field of architecture. However, students who hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in another field may also be considered for admission.

Application deadline for 2019-20 admission: 1 December 2018

The criteria of selection includes the strength and potential of the research proposal, previous research & writing experience, academic excellence/training and letters of recommendation. In addition to meeting the university’s general qualifications for admissions, applicants are expected to submit:

  • A Personal Statement (1 page)
  • A research proposal (of no more than 10 pages)
  • Two writing samples (published/unpublished)
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Transcripts of all tertiary studies with grading scheme
  • Degree certificate(s)
  • Official score report of English language proficiency tests (if applicable)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews by the Admission Committee within a month of the application deadline.

Applicants of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme should complete the above on or before 1 December 2018.

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