Doctor of Applied Language Sciences (DALS)

Doctor of Applied Language Sciences (DALS)

The first of its kind in Hong Kong and Asia, DALS is a professional doctorate programme offered by FH of PolyU. We now invite applications for its eighth intake in September 2019.

Combining interdisciplinary scholars and experts from the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, the Department of English, the English Language Centre and the Department of Computing, the programme aims to help nurture and develop future leaders in language-related professions. Unlike traditional PhD programmes, DALS is a flexible mixed mode programme that combines not only theoretical components, but also advanced studies and research in areas of professional significance and relevance.

There are four focus areas within DALS:
1) Language Education;
2) Intercultural and Professional Communication;
3) Translating and Interpreting; and
4) Speech Sciences, Language Processing, and Cognition.

We also offer scholarships exclusively to outstanding students with excellent academic merits and teaching assistantships to qualified candidates.

To learn more about the programme, please visit our DALS website at You can also find some key programme features in the following poster. Online applications can now be made until 30 April 2019 at Study@PolyU website They will be considered on a rolling basis.

There will also be an Information Session on 12 January 2019 (Saturday) from 2:00-4:00pm at GH803, 8/F, Core G, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, which you can meet and further discuss with our Programme Leader and current students in the programme.

For further queries, please contact or phone my colleague, Miss Cherry Chow at (852) 3400 8213. For information on academic matters, you are welcome to get in touch with our Programme Leader, Dr Kazuhiro TERUYA