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PhD in Psychology



The application period is from 1 August to 31 January of each academic year. Candidates applying from 1 August to 31 October would be given priority for consideration of scholarships. Applicants will be notified of their application outcome before April.

Those interested in applying for the Psychology PhD programme are encouraged to identify and correspond with faculty members whose research interests closely match their own. Information on the research interests of Psychology faculty members can be obtained from here.


  • Please click here on General Instructions for completing your Application.
  • For Applicant's Self Service Guide, click here.
  • For Applicant's Guide to Admissions, click here.
  • For Applicant's Guide to Resetting Password, click here.


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Last updated on 10 Aug 2018 .