The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Why Pursue a Postgraduate Degree at CUHK?

CUHK is a highly esteemed, forward-looking comprehensive research university recognised for excellence both regionally and globally. Since 1963, CUHK has been reimagining education, innovating and delivering lasting impact. It is the second oldest university in Hong Kong with English as the major medium of instruction.

Our campus is home to brilliant minds who turn knowledge into purposeful progress. We redefine the limits of what is known and what is possible – right across the domains of research and scholarship. CUHK is an erudite place where succeeding generations of faculty, students and alumni come together to inquire, innovate and leave a lasting influence on our society.

Join us at the CUHK MPhil/PhD Virtual Information Week 2023 from 25 October to 31 October 2023 to explore our vibrant academic community and discover the endless possibilities that await you at CUHK. For more information and registration, please visit our website.

Creating Boundless Impact through Research Excellence

CUHK always dares to chart the uncharted and blaze new trails. With the support of a wide array of over 300 research institutes and research centres and five State Key Laboratories, CUHK has long promoted interdisciplinary research excellence on local, national and international levels. From revolutionary research in innovative biomedicine, to achieving breakthroughs in information sciences, and connecting the world with Chinese society and culture, this inventive mindset is the CUHK way.

Generous Financial Assistance through Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, aims to attract the best and brightest students from across the globe to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong universities.

CUHK provides selected HKPFS candidates with generous financial assistance totalling up to HK$1.72 million (over US$221,000)* covering the following:

  • A monthly stipend of HK$27,600 (~ US$3,540)* and a conference travel allowance of HK$13,800 (~ US$1,770)* per year
  • A tuition fee waiver of up to HK$168,400 (~ US$21,600)*
  • An award of HK$40,000 (~ US$5,130)* for lodging in the first year of study and HK$20,000 (~ US$2,560)* in the subsequent years
  • An on-campus hostel fee waiver in the first year of study
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation throughout the normative study period for HKPFS awardees who submit timely applications

* The rate is as of the academic year 2023–24 and applicable to students within their normative study period.

1 Ranked 47th in the World (QS World University Rankings 2024)
2 Ranked 6th in Asia (Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2023)
3 Ranked 1st in Hong Kong (Best Global Universities in Asia, US News & World Report 2022–2023)
4 The most innovative university in Hong Kong (Reuters’ Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities 2016–2019)
5 The largest campus in Hong Kong (138.4 hectares) with 9,000+ hostel places
6 Approx. 300 Research Institutes and Centres
7 Approx. 1,600 full-time teaching staff
8 HK$427 million (~US$54 million) scholarships and financial aid to students in 2021–22

Information in 2022, unless otherwise specified.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Application Timeline for 2024 - 25 Admission

HKPFS/ Main Round 1 September 2023 – 1 December 2023
Clearing Round 2 December 2023 – 31 March 2024

Some programmes may have application deadlines different from the above. Please visit here for more details.

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