Research Postgraduate

Course Selection and Add/Drop

Most of the programmes require students to select courses for the whole academic year, normally in mid-August each year. Students may also add/drop courses for each term during the add/drop period, normally the first 2 weeks of each academic term. Please refer to the Graduate School for more details.

Improving Postgraduate Learning

The Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Programme is organized for postgraduate students to enhance their research-related skills, writing and presentation performance, and teaching and learning effectiveness.

Academic Honesty

The University places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on academic dishonesty. While “academic dishonesty” is the overall name, there are several sub-categories as follows:

  • Plagiarism
  • Undeclared multiple submission
  • Cheating in tests and examinations
  • All other acts of academic dishonesty


Students should make themselves familiar with the content of Honesty in Academic Work: A Guide for Students and Teachers and watch short videos prepared by the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research to have a thorough understanding on the matter.

General Regulations

Students shall observe all rules and regulations prescribed by the University. For more details, please visit the following websites:

University Almanac

The University Almanac provides details of key University dates, e.g. term start/end dates, add/drop period and examination period, for an academic year.