Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Dec 2021

The School of Law at City University of Hong Kong is a boutique institution with an outstanding reputation as a leading law school. We foster a culture of integrated research and teaching, drawing on the expertise of our faculty and a diverse student body. Our research contributes to the betterment of society in Hong Kong, Greater China and beyond. We encourage both theoretical and applied research with local, regional or international significance. 

Particular, but not exclusive, research strengths of the School include public law, human rights, criminal law, private law, comparative law, international law and maritime law. For potential areas of research supervision, you may browse our staff profiles ( ) and a list of staff areas of interest and expertise ( ). The School looks forward to receiving your application. 

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, aims to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their research degree programs in a Hong Kong institution. 

Funding and Scholarship  

The Fellowship provides awardees with a monthly stipend of HK$26,900 (~US$3,449) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$13,500 (~US$1,731) per year for a maximum of three years. (The rates are for 2022/23. They are subject to revision from time to time without prior notification.) 

For Fellowship awardees who are admitted to a 4-year PhD programme, CityU will provide a monthly studentship at the same level as the RGC Fellowship for their fourth year of study. 

Post-Doctoral Positions at CityU School of Law  

HKPFS recipients of CityU School of Law will be favourably considered for a 12-month post-doc position after they have successfully completed their PhD. Selection will be based on the consideration of relevant factors, including academic achievements, availability of a suitable faculty member as supervisor and availability of funding for the post-doc position. 

English Proficiency Requirements  

For applicants from non-English speaking universities, unless they provide proof that English is the language of instruction for all courses, they are required to attach score results of TOEFL or IELTS in their PhD applications to the universities concerned. 

For further details of the Scheme, please visit 

Application Deadlines  

Step One :

Applicants must first register at the RGC’s Online Application System (here ) and obtain a reference number on or before 1 December 2021 at 12 noon (Hong Kong time or GMT +8 hours).

Step Two :

Applicants are required to submit full application, including supporting documents, to CityU through the Online Application System (here ) on or before 1 December 2021


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