Applied Mathematics



    RMB 90000/year


    Students shall commence studies in fall. Spring enrollment will only be opened to students under special circumstances, each case will be considered on individual merits.


    The research postgraduate program in Applied Mathematics offers an interdisciplinary program of graduate study in applied mathematics leading to the Ph.D. degree. This program is designed to give students a thorough training in fundamental applied mathematics and to develop their research ability in a specific application field. The fields of application include a wide range of areas such as fluid mechanics, materials science, and mathematical biology, engineering applications, image processing, and mathematical finance. The training essential for future careers in applied mathematics in academia, national laboratories, or in industry is provided by completion of the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics.


    Applicants seeking admission to the PhD programme should possess:

    a) a master's degree from a recognised university or comparable institution; or

    b) a bachelor's degree with first class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution, whom should demonstrate strong evidence of research achievement/experience; or

    c) any other qualification deemed by the Graduate School to be acceptable for this purpose, whom may be required to take an admission exam.

    Applicants seeking admission to the MPhil programme should possess:

    a) a bachelor's degree with Honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or

    b) a qualification deemed to be equivalent; and shall, if required, satisfy the examiners in an admission exam.

    Language Requirements:

    Applicants whose first language is not English, or previous degrees not obtained with English as medium of instruction are required to prove their language abilities by means of performance in any one of the tests below:

    TestMinimum requirement
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    79 (Internet-based Test)

    Reading, Listening and Speaking≥18; Writing≥19

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


    Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing ≥ 5.5

    College English Test Band 6 (CET 6)500 and grade B in the CET-SET (Speaking English Test)


    For MPhil programme students:

    Minimum of 12 units of coursework (including three units of Mandatory Common Core Courses).

    For PhD programme students:

    Minimum of 22 units of coursework (including three units of Mandatory Common Core Courses). Applicant with a relevant Master's degree may be exempted from 3 units of coursework.

    All course and instructions will be delivered in English.

    Both MPhil and PhD students need to achieve a minimum GPA score of 2.67 to be considered satisfactory fulfilment of coursework requirement.


    To enable research postgraduate students to focus on their studies and facilitate their research endeavors and professional development, financial support will be offered based on academic merit and/or experience. In return, students may be required to assist in teaching and research work, also as a supplement to their courses of studies.

    a) Studentship and Stipend

    Studentship is intended to help cover daily subsistence, tuition fees and other expenses that research postgraduate students may incur during their study. Stipend is offered to selected number of students who demonstrate outstanding performance.

    • Full Studentship with stipend

    Full tuition waiver with a yearly stipend of RMB 96,000 (RMB 8,000 per month) for PhD student; RMB 72,000 (RMB 6,000 per month) for MPhil student. Student has to act as Teaching Assistant (TA) to earn this living stipend. The workload is up to 10 hours per week, maximum number of work hours capped at 300 hours per year. The supervisors may provide other subsidies if the student acts as Research Assistant (RA).

    • Half Studentship with stipend

    Half tuition waiver (i.e. half of the tuition is waived). Student has to act as TA to earn a yearly stipend of RMB 96,000 (RMB 8,000 per month) for PhD student; RMB 72,000 (RMB 6,000 per month) for MPhil student. The workload is up to 10 hours per week, maximum number of work hours capped at 300 hours per year. The supervisors may provide other subsidies if the student acts as RA.

    b) Visiting Scheme

    This scheme aims at encouraging students to stay at HKBU to take coursework and undertake research as part of their thesis work. The allowances for each of MPhil and PhD students are HKD 3,000 per month for a maximum stay of 6 months.

    c) Research Allowances

    Both PhD & MPhil students are entitled research allowances to cover 1) research-related travel; 2) conference attendance; 3) data collection; 4) purchase of books and other research materials not available at UIC Learning Resource Centre.


    You need to prepare the below documents:

    1.Research proposal (in English)

    2.Certificate of Bachelor Degree and/or Master Degree

    3.Official transcripts (undergraduate and/or postgraduate)

    4.English proficiency test reports (TOEFL, IELTS or CET 6)

    5.Copy of ID card (Two sides) / Copy of passport for non-Chinese

    6.Any other supporting documents (publications, awards, patent, etc.)

    Note: Please contact and communicate with your proposed supervisors before submitting your application to ensure the smooth progress of your application.

    Apply Now (The application for the Fall of 2022-23AY entry has been closed)


    The list of the supervisors
    Name(English) Name(Chinese) Field of Study Email
    Prof. Tao TANG 汤涛 Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Computational Mathematics
    Prof. Hua Xiong HUANG 黄华雄 Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, Financial and Industrial Mathematics, Biomathematics, Fluid Mechanics
    Prof. Steve Wenbin LIU 刘文斌 Management Sciences and Computational Mathematics
    Prof. Weiwei SUN 孙伟伟 Computational/applied Mathematics
    Prof. Qiang ZHANG 张强 Mathematical finance, Fluid dynamics, Scientific computing, Granular materials, and Physics
    Prof. Yana DI 邸亚娜 Numerical PDE
    Prof. Yuliang WANG 王玉亮 Inverse Problems, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling
    Dr. Peng JIN 金鹏 Probability Theory, Mathematical Finance, Affine Processes and Their Financial Applications, Stochastic Differential Equations, Long-time Behavior of Markov Processes
    Dr. Sherry Zhefang ZHOU 周哲芳 Financial Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, and Applied Statistics
    Dr. Jude Shengxin ZHU 朱圣鑫 Math Foundation of Data Science and AI: Approximation & Learning Theory, Big Data Analytics and Compression, Computational Statistics & Optimization, Numerical Algebra & High Performance Computing
    Dr. Xiaoyi CHEN 陈小宜 Solid Mechanics, Soft Matter, Rod/Plate/Shell Theory, Biomechanics
    Dr. Xucheng MENG 蒙许成 Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
    Dr. Wei ZHANG 张未 Numerical methods for differential equations with emphases on artificial boundary methods and nonlocal models
    Dr. Sicong ZHANG 张思聪 Symplectic and contact topology
    Dr. Xiaofeng CAI 蔡晓峰 Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Dr. Fan BAI 白帆 Mathematical Biology (Population Dynamics and Mathematical Epidemiology), Stochastic Processes and the applications in Biology and Epidemiology