Prospective Graduate Students


Information for Prospective Graduate Students:

The Speech, Language & Reading Lab  (PI: Shelley Tong) is actively recruiting new master and Ph.D. students who are in interested in music, speech, language processing, literacy acquisition in typically and atypically developing children and adults. Successful applicants will contribute to several ongoing research projects that involve: 1) the behavioral assessments and intervention to characterize children at risk for language and reading comprehension difficulties and, 2) combined electrophysiology (EEG) and behavioral methods to characterize cognitive and linguistic deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

For application information, please go to the HKU Graduate School admission webpage ( Applicants with backgrounds in psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, speech science, computational modeling will receive special consideration.

Interested applicants should send the following information to Dr. Shelley Tong (

  • CV and academic transcript. Please clearly list out your academic achievement and previous research experience.

  • Statement of purpose and research proposal. Please describe the specific project that you would like to work on during your graduate study. Also, please provide a detailed research plan for your proposed project. Preference is given to applicants who can conduct independent research.