Skip to Main Content


Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Similarity Check, Text-matching, Turnitin, Draft Coach, AI Writing Detection


What is Turnitin?

Turnitin offers Similarity Check on students' work for proper citation or potential plagiarism. Once a paper is submitted to Turnitin, it will compare with documents in a continuously updated database consisting of current and archived web pages, millions of student papers worldwide, and collections of newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, e-Books and e-Texts.


University Policy

The Policy Board of Postgraduate Education has approved that all MPhil and PhD theses submitted from January 1, 2011 and thereafter are required to go through a compulsory plagiarism check via the software Turnitin before submission for examination.


About Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an academic misconduct. Below you may find some useful websites to learn more about Plagiarism:


For enquiries:
HKU staff / students

Email: Email-A-Librarian (To: Turnitin)

HKU SPACE staff / students