Each PhD student will be appointed a principal supervisor and an assistant supervisor.
In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, an individual study plan must be drawn up for each doctoral student. It should include a timetable for the doctoral student's postgraduate education, a description of the mutual commitments the doctoral student and the Department have during the education period, as well as what is otherwise required for the education to be conducted effectively, such as access to supervision and peripheral resources (computers, workplace etc.).
The individual study plan is signed by the doctoral student, the principal supervisor, the doctoral examiner and the Head of Unit. The individual study plan must be followed up and revised by the supervisor, doctoral student and doctoral examiner before each semester, and approved by the Head of Department.