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PhD Fellowships and PhD Studentships
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2018
Title PhD Fellowships and PhD Studentships
University The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline 31 January 2019 (HK Time) (Regular PhD applications)
Position Start Date September 2018
  • Graduate Student
  • Law - General
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The Most International Law School Worldwide; Ranked 27th Globally
(2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings: Law Subject)
Best Research Law Faculty in Hong Kong
(2014 Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise)


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law (CUHK Law) invites applications for admission to the PhD in Laws programme. The PhD in Laws, awarded on the basis of original research presented in a written thesis, is the highest degree in the discipline and gives graduates a distinct edge in an ever more competitive job market. Our Faculty is truly global in character with professors from over 20 jurisdictions, including Europe, North America, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Their research interests cover the full gamut – from company, tax, trade, environmental, and intellectual property law to criminal, human rights, international law and comparative law, among others.

And we offer among the most generous PhD scholarship opportunities in the world, namely the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship and the CUHK Postgraduate Studentship, both of which are meant to fully finance the normative study period of 3 to 4 years. Being awarded the Fellowship is a great mark of distinction and offers greater financial assistance. But the Studentship is nearly as generous and receiving it is also a sign of superior academic achievement. The CUHK Vice-Chancellor Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) Scholarship offers Fellowship winners a tuition fee waiver for their first year of study. In lieu of the CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship, a tuition waiver will be provided to local HKPFS awardees during their normative study period under the Hong Kong Government’s Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate Students. To be eligible for either funding mechanism, in addition to demonstrating English proficiency, students must possess a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, a Master of Laws (LLM) degree or an equivalent degree (including non-law related), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, awarded by a recognized university. To apply for admission starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, PhD Fellowship applicants should first submit an initial application to RGC at by 12 noon, 1 December 2018 (Hong Kong time), and then submit full application to CUHK at by 12 noon, 3 December 2018 (Hong Kong time). PhD Studentship applications are due on 31 January 2019. Details of the admission requirements and application procedures are available at

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  • Research Postgraduate Programme Team
    Faculty of Law
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Faculty of Law, 6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin,

    Hong Kong
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