|Medium of instruction:||English|
|How and when to apply:|
You may apply by using our on-line application process at the University’s Graduate School webpage. Applications for 2021-22 admissions are now invited. You must submit your application
For admission under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS):
For regular admission: 29 January 2021.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Even if you do not plan to apply for HKPFS, you are encouraged to apply early.
In addition to the General Requirements of the Graduate School, applicants must:
Applicants must satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:
For HKPFS applicants, please visit the Scheme website for additional admission requirements.
|Applicants to submit|
All applicants are required to submit as part of their application a research plan not exceeding 5,000 words in length. The research plan will be reviewed by CUHK LAW in evaluating the applicant’s potential for conducting academic research at PhD level. Although it is understood that applicants are generally not yet ready to develop a full argument and/or solution for a problem at the application stage, they are expected to address the following in their research plan:
The proposal should include relevant
|Applicants to submit|
personal statement and
|Applicants should submit as part of their application a personal statement not exceeding 1,500 words and brief curriculum vitae. The personal statement may describe the academic and professional experiences, interests and goals of the applicant, as well as the personal credentials that he or she considers most relevant to the proposed |
Applicants with a research Master’s degree:
Applicants without a research Master’s degree:
|Campus:||University main campus |
Students are required to complete the following courses for graduation:
Additionally, students are also required to complete the following modules for graduation:
|Assessment and graduation:||In their graduating year, students shall submit a thesis which shall be an original piece of work that makes a substantial contribution to learning in the field of law, upon endorsement of their supervisor as to their readiness to submit. Students are also required to pass an |
|Delivery mode:||Full-time or part-time |
Full-time mode: HK$42,100
Part-time mode (self-financed): HK$42,100
|Studentship:||Full-time research postgraduate students may receive postgraduate studentship, valued at HK$18,025 per month for the 2020-21 academic year, during the normative study period. Awardees of the postgraduate studentships do not receive a waiver of tuition fee. Further details can be found here.|
|Student housing:||Full-time research postgraduate students who are within their normative study period are eligible to apply for on campus accommodation at the Postgraduate Halls. Further details can be found here.|
Yes. A student who has registered in a research master’s programme and has completed the first year of studies may be permitted, on the recommendation of the Graduate Division concerned and with the approval of the Graduate Council, to transfer to a research doctoral programme provided that the student meets the admission requirements of the doctoral programme concerned. The period of study of a student changing from research master’s to research doctoral in the same field of study shall count from the commencement date of his/her research master’s studies.