Ph.D. On Campus

Medical Sciences

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

36 months
5429 USD/year
5429 USD/year
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The Medical Sciences programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is research-oriented.


The Medical Sciences programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will involve a prescribed series of investigations and students should inform themselves in depth about the fields of knowledge relevant to the topic of their projects.

Fields of Specialization

Topics in Medicine and Therapeutics include cardiology, clinical immunology, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, gastroenterology and hepatology, geriatrics, infectious disease, molecular and pharmacogenetic epidemiology, neurology, nephrology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, toxicology and clinical research methodology.

Topics in Clinical Oncology include basic science of cancer research and biostatistics, tumor markers, cancer epigenetics, cancer genetics, molecular cytogenetics, immunotherapy, virology and cancer clinical trials.

Topics in Paediatrics include general paediatrics, neonatal paediatrics and children’s blood diseases and cancers, asthma, allergy, and immunology; obesity, growth and nutrition; diabetes and thyroid disorders; heart and lung diseases including sleep-related disorder; paediatric infectious diseases including neonatal infection; blood stem cell and bone marrow transplant, heart and brain tissue regeneration; skin diseases; child health and risk factors for disease; traditional Chinese medicine.

Topics in Psychiatry include epidemiology, psychogeriatrics, dementia research, suicide, mood disorders, eating disorders, cross-cultural and women mental health issues, psychopharmacology, rehabilitation and community studies, clinical and psychosocial aspects of child psychiatry and epidemiological aspects of sleep medicine, genetic studies in psychiatrics disorders and dementia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Tumor Markers
  • Cancer Research and Biostatistics
  • Paediatrics
  • Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Master’s degree in a field related to life sciences or the degree of MBChB or equivalent.
  • A bachelor's degree, normally with Second Class Honours in the upper division or above, and have been registered in a course of study for a master's degree at this University for at least one year and have demonstrated research ability; or
  • Been registered in a course of study for a doctoral degree at a recognized university for at least one year, and have been approved for admission by the Graduate Council; or
  • Obtained the degrees of M.B., Ch.B., or equivalent, or under special circumstances, the degree of bachelor, for admission to programmes of the Faculty of Medicine.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5429 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5429 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5429 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5429 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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