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What will I learn?

MPhil Stream

  • Coursework: at least 15 units (5 courses)

Exemption may be granted by the Graduate Panel with the recommendation of the advisor.

  • Thesis Research: 6 units each term (Full-time) or 3 units each term (Part-time)
  • Graduate Seminar: minimum 6 units

In the final year, the student must submit a thesis to the Divsion and pass an oral examination defending his/her thesis.

PhD Stream

Students are expected to pass the candidacy examinations within 12 months from first entry.

  • Coursework: at least 15 units (5 courses)

In the final year of study, the student must submit a thesis to the Division and pass an oral examination defending his/her thesis.

Fields of Specialization

  • Algebra: Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Number Theory, Algebric Manifolds, Moduli of Algebraic Manifolds and Hodge Theory.
  • Analysis: Convex Analysis and Nonsmooth Optimization, Fractals and Wavelets, Harmonic Analysis, Operator Algebra.
  • Applied Analysis: Applied Partial Differential Equations, Financial Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Biology, Nonlinear Evolution Equations.
  • Computational Mathematics: Numerical Analysis, Applied Algebra, Image Processing, Optimization, inverse Problems.
  • Geometric Analysis: Differential Geometry, Several Complex Variables, Nonlinear Analysis on Manifolds.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (For students with a research master’s degree: Normative period - 36 months, Maximum period - 72 months; students without a research master’s: Normative period - 48 months, Maximum period - 84 months.)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,27,672) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

To be admitted to the MPhil stream, applicants shall have:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

To be admitted to the PhD stream,

  • a Master's degree from a recognized university; or
  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have majored in Mathematics or related fields. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Graduate Record Examination in Mathematics may also be required in some cases.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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