Pursuing a research degree is a significant undertaking. For many students, it is a rather different type of study from the coursework programs they are familiar with. This Handbook has been prepared with the purpose of helping students understand their rights and responsibilities as research postgraduate (RPg) students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the policies related to various aspects of research studies. We hope this Handbook can serve as a useful guide for RPg students throughout their course of study. RPg students are obliged to find out what they need to do or know about their program of study and the related University regulations.
This may also serve as a handy reference for faculty members and administrative staff who may need to advise students on procedural matters concerning research studies at the University.
The content of this Handbook may change from time to time to reflect the most updated information. Students should also refer to the Academic Regulations of the University for policies related to their study.


HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
August 2019