Ph.D. On Campus

Chinese Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

36 months
5402 USD/year
5402 USD/year
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The Chinese Studies programme of the The Chinese University of Hong Kong welcome applicants interested in advanced research training in the interdisciplinary study of Chinese history, economy, politics and business, literature, film, religion, culture and society.


The Chinese Studies programmes at The Chinese University of Hong Kong are examined in English and are pursued in a multilingual Chinese community at a university uniquely committed since its establishment to the study of Chinese culture in an environment of academic freedom.

The PhD programmes offer students: 

    • A devoted group of faculty advisers, encompassing one of the largest, most diverse collection of China scholars in the world;
    • A university library system offering the best resources for Chinese scholarship in the world;
    • A world-class Chinese art collection housed on campus;
    • Proximity to major libraries, archives, and sites for field research in greater China; and
    • Generous graduate fellowships.

Programme Structure

  • Two required courses 
  • Three elective seminars or courses offered by related programmes and departments 
  • A Thesis Guidance course every term from the beginning of the second year of study (for students admitted with a research master's degree) or the third year of study (for students admitted without a research master's degree) until the doctoral thesis is finally submitted 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should submit the following supporting application materials:

  • a detailed research proposal with areas of research interest indicated, about 10 pages in length and written in English.
  • a copy of Master's thesis or sample research paper written in English.
  • applicants should have a good result in Chinese language paper in Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (AS Level), Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination, GCSE, A-level GCE, SAT 1, SAT AP, HSK, STAMP or equivalent examinations. Alternatively, applicants can submit a sample paper of at least 5 pages in length written in Chinese to demonstrate proficiency in Chinese to work on Chinese materials as needed for the thesis research.
  • a CV. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5402 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5402 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5402 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5402 USD per year during 36 months.
  • 42,100 HKD per year

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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