Period of Study
Degree Full-time Part-time
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.