Welcome to the Reasearch Postgraduate (RPG) Programmes webpage!
The Faculty of Dentistry offers MPhil and PhD programmes in both full-time and part-time modes. For full-time students, the MPhil is a 2-year programme and the PhD is a 4-year programme; part-time courses will generally take twice as long. MPhil students whose first-year performance is graded as excellent may elect to switch to a PhD programme on the recommendation of the supervisor.
The University of Hong Kong, being a world-famous research-led university that uses English as its medium of instruction, demands that applicants for RPG programmes be proficient in English (TOEFL paper-based score of not less than 550 or computer-based score of not less than 213) and also display excellent academic standards in their previous undergraduate and postgraduate (master degree for PhD application) courses.
Applicants should first carefully study the postgraduate prospectus of the Faculty of Dentistry and identify any specialty research areas or Faculty research groups that interest them. They should then contact the appropriate RPG advisor of the Specialty Disciplines or Convenor of Faculty Research Group in order to design a research proposal jointly with a recommended research supervisor. The Faculty strongly advises potential RGP candidates to directly contact and discuss with prospective Faculty supervisors before filing their application. The completed application form should be submitted together with the research proposal to the Graduate School of The University of Hong Kong for consideration by the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, who will place approved applicants in the waiting list for admission (http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/rola/online-application-for-mphil-phd-admission).
After the University has allocated a research student quota to the Faculty, around March each year, applicants in the waiting list will be prioritised and an offer for admission will be sent to the selected applicants. Full-time research students will be eligible to apply for a postgraduate studentship as a form of scholarship to support their cost of living in Hong Kong during their study. Postgraduate studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the need for financial support.
Enrolment for RPG courses starts from 1 July every year and is not limited to dental graduates. University graduates of any discipline are welcome to contact any of the research group convenors or specialty area advisors listed below to formulate a research proposal in support of their applications. We look forward to answering your enquiries and receiving your application. Please e-mail me if you require any more information.
Prof Li-jian Jin
Professor in Periodontology
Associate Dean (Research, Innovation and Enterprise)