MPhil and PhD Programs in
Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)


1. Submitting an Application

Applicants should submit their applicationsthrough the Online Admissions System, together with all required documents.  The application fee is HK$180 per program in 2024/25 Spring Term intake / 2024/25 Fall Term intake (by VISA or MasterCard).  Applicants must submit their applications online before 1 Nov 2023 (Non-Local Applicants) / 15 Dec 2023 (Local Applicants) for 2023/24 Spring Term intake / 1 Jun 2024 (Non-Local Applicants) / 15 Jul 2024 (Local Applicants) for 2024/25 Fall Term intake. For further details about postgraduate admissions, please visit the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School website.

2. Interviews / Phone Interviews

Interviews or phone interviews are a required part of the admissions process. Interview details will be sent to shortlisted candidates by email or by phone.

3. Offer Acceptance and Program Registration Procedures

Applicants can log on to the Online Admissions System to check the status of their applications. In addition, applicants should look out for e-mail notifications sent from the University. Upon receipt of an offer, applicants should follow the steps advised by the office of Postgraduate Studies to accept the offer.

Applicants must satisfy the University's general requirements . Applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English will also have to meet the English requirements. *

Below are useful links related to Research Postgraduate Admissions at HKUST:

For further details about postgraduate admissions, please visit the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School website.

*As the admission information may be updated by the Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions Team from time to time, please refer to the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School for the latest information.