|Medium of instruction:
|How and when to apply:
You may apply by using our on-line application process at the University’s Graduate School webpage.
Applications for 2024-25 admissions, with the following application deadlines, are now invited.
For admission under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS):
For regular admission:
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:
|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
|Full-time or part-time
Full-time mode: HK$42,100
Part-time mode (self-financed): HK$42,100
(Above quoted tuition fees are subject to annual review.)
|Full-time research postgraduate students may receive postgraduate studentship, valued at HK$18,360 per month for the 2023-24 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.
|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.