The application deadline for the academic year 2017/2018 is 6 December 2016 and the application results will be announced in early March 2017.
To apply, please consult the SGS website (http://www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk/prospective/apply/procedures) and draft a research proposal following the guidelines. You may wish to browse the department's website for information regarding faculty's research interest and expertise.
Please bear in mind that the Research Proposal is a primary source of information for assessment of your research interest and the fit to our expertise areas, your familiarity with the relevant literature, conceptual ability, methodological skills, and English writing. You may contact Departmental Research Degree Coordinator, Dr Marko Skoric or particular faculty member(s) for clarifications on our research interests and training approaches. However, requests for advice on "how to write a good proposal (to get admitted)" will usually not be entertained because that is exactly what we look for from the proposal.
The guiding principle for a good Research Proposal is that you must have a serious question in mind worthy of careful, thorough research. That is, you must be able to state a proposition (or a series of related propositions) for detailed research and analysis.
The proposal should be written in English and include:
The proposal should be around 5 pages in single space, plus a list of work cited.
Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Faculties and Schools. The University's minimum English proficiency requirement for research degree programs is:
(Please note that Chinese mainland’s College English Test Band 6 test score is longer accepted.)
Please visit the personal profile of faculty members.