How to apply (2023-24)

Early recruitment
The early recruitment scheme for graduate studies starting in 2022 at The Department of Computer Science at HKU (HKU CS) now invites applications from outstanding undergraduate students and master students studying in premier universities in both mainland China and the rest of the world. The faculty members of HKU CS include many internationally renowned scholars in diverse fields of Computer Science, such as Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Computer Forensic, Information Security, Computer Vision and Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction, Database and Data Mining, Network, Programming Languages, Systems, and Software Engineering.

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Timeline for 2023-24 Admission
The main applications for the research degrees are invited in September 1, 2022 with the closing date of December 1, 2022. If there are study places left, clearing round applications may be invited in April and August with closing dates of April 30, 2023 (for September intake) and August 31, 2023 (for January intake). It is therefore to your advantage to apply early. Applicants interested in Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) should indicate so in their application form and submit their complete application in the main round before December 1, 2022.


Application Steps

1. Complete the Online Application Form

All applicants should fill in the online application form in the Graduate School Online Application System:


2. Prepare a Research Proposal

Applicants for admission to read for the degree of MPhil or PhD should propose a field of study and submit a Research Proposal giving a clear description of a particular aspect of the field in which they are interested in pursuing, and explaining the particular approach which they propose to take in studying the subject matter. You may choose to contact a potential supervisor to seek help in formulating your research plan. Applicants may be refused admission if the University considers that they are not sufficiently prepared or that the proposed research cannot be successfully pursued at the University.

3. Prepare other Supporting Documents and Submit the Application

Please refer to the General Information for Admission at the HKU Graduate School website All the application materials should be submitted via the Graduate School Online Application System before the application deadline.


Further information
Further information can be obtained from:

Graduate School

P403, Graduate House 
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong 
Tel: (+852) 2857-3470 
Fax: (+852) 2857-3543 


Department of Computer Science

Room 301, Chow Yei Ching Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2859-7964 (Ms. Priscilla Chung)
Fax: (+852) 2559-8447