Application Period

The Programme starts to accept application for 2024-25 on 1 September 2023.

  • Application for PhD Stream through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
    • Online Application Deadline:
      • Initial application to RGC: By 12 noon, 1 December 2023 (Hong Kong time)
      • Full application to CUHK: by 5pm, 1 December 2023 (Hong Kong time)
  • Application for MPhil/ PhD Stream with the University Directly (i.e. non-HKPFS Application)
    • Main Round Application Deadline: 1 December 2023
    • Clearing Round Application Deadline: 31 March 2024


Important Notes

Due to keen competition, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all application documents on or before 1 December 2023. Interviews for both HKPFS and non-HKPFS applicants will be conducted starting from early December 2023. Applications received from 2 December 2023 to 31 March 2024 will be considered only if places are still available.