Ph.D. On Campus


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

36 months
5429 USD/year
5429 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Pharmacy programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is research-oriented and has the aim of advancing pharmacy knowledge with the major requirement being the conduct and defence of a doctoral thesis.


Students in the Pharmacy programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will also be required to attend and participate in research seminars and other activities organized by the School of Pharmacy. A total of at least 38 units with a written thesis and oral defence are required for graduation.

Fields of Specialization

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy Practice

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Pharmaceutics (Physical Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics/Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Technology)
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics
  • Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Master's degree in Pharmacy or related discipline (e.g. Biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology, etc.). 
  • Postgraduate students with a taught master degree are encouraged to apply via MPhil Programme initially.
  • 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.


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