Applications for 2022-23 research postgraduate programmes now open

CUHK LAW is inviting applications for 2022-23 admissions to the Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy in Laws (MPhil) programmes. Potential PhD candidates are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Financial support includes the following: 

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

  • Provides a monthly stipend of HK$26,900 and a conference travel allowance of HK$13,500 per year during the normative study period for up to three years.

CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship

  • Offers HKPFS awardees a tuition fee waiver for their whole normative study period.
  • Provides an award of HK$40,000 for lodging in the first year of study and HK$20,000 in the subsequent years within the normative study period.
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation during the normative study period to HKPFS awardees who submit timely applications, and the on-campus hostel fee will be waived in the first year of study.
  • For HKPFS awardees with a normative study period of four years, CUHK provides stipend and conference travel allowance at HKPFS level for the fourth year.

CUHK Postgraduate Studentship

  • Provides a monthly stipend of HK$18,025 during the normative research and writing period.

CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship Scheme

All PhD candidates who are nominated to the HKPFS by CUHK but not being selected for HKPFS will be offered the Scholarship with the following:

  • CUHK Postgraduate Studentship
  • An award of HK$80,000 in three installments (i.e. HK$40,000 in the first year and HK$20,000 in each of the second and third year of study, subject to satisfactory study progress). 

Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate Students

The Hong Kong Government grants a tuition waiver to all current and newly admitted local full-time PhD and MPhil students enrolled in UGC-funded RPg programmes for their entire normative period of study.  

Deadline for HKPFS Applications:

  • Submit an initial application to RGC by 12 noon, 1 December 2021 (Hong Kong time); and
  • Submit full application to CUHK by 5 pm, 1 December 2021 (Hong Kong time).

Deadline for Non-HKPFS Applications:

  • 1 December 2021 (main round)
  • 31 March 2022 (clearing round, subject to availability)

Learn more from the programme brochure.

Posted on 22 October, 2021