How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or any other qualification deemed by Graduate School to be acceptable for this purpose.

Master of Philosophy in Visual Arts

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or a qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Application

On-line application:
http://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/en/prospective/rpg/how_to_apply/app_period/

Admission Documents

1. TOEFL (IBT79) or IELTS 6.5 for students graduated from non-English speaking institutions

2. Supporting documents required by Graduate School

3. Transcript

4. Two letters of recommendation

5. Résumé

6. Examples of artworks

7. Artist’s statement

8. Research Proposal

(The requirement of research proposal: 10 pages including summary of the research topic, research questions, an initial statement of the relationship between written and practical/visual research and research methods.)

Application Deadline

Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts

1. HKBU Postgraduate Studentship
Open for application.
 Short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview. Applicants not invited for interview two months after the application deadline may consider their applications unsuccessful.

(The University is currently admitting PhD students concurrently for the 3-year PhD programme for academic year 2018/19 (the last cohort), and the new 4-year PhD programme (starting from AY2019/20). When considering your application, AVA will recommend the PhD programme you will be offered for admission, i.e. 3 year or 4-year.)

2. Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
Deadline: 1 December 2018 (Hong Kong Time 12:00 noon)

Applicants for admission to HKBU’s PhD programmes via HKPFS will concurrently be considered for all other research postgraduate programmes at HKBU.

Master of Philosophy in Visual Arts

Open for application. Short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview. Applicants not invited for interview two months after the application deadline may consider their applications unsuccessful.


Note: Information on admissions procedures, regulations, and financial support can be obtained from the
 Graduate School.