City University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Financial Aid & Fees Please refer to SGS website
Research Degree Coordinator Dr Xin Wang
Deputy Research Degree Coordinator Dr Xin Deng
Dr Sungchil Yang


* For details of fees and financial awards/assistance, please refer to Admissions Handbook and Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.


We invite applications from qualified candidates with a bachelor degree or higher in life sciences, medicine, chemistry, and biomedical engineering. Applications are accepted throughout the year and will be considered mainly in one admission round. The application deadline for 2019 entry is 1 December 2018. The Admission Committee will take into account the following factors in making admission decisions: academic excellence; research ability and potential; communication and interpersonal skills; and leadership abilities.

Candidates are advised to follow the Checklist and Admission Handbook to submit their applications:

Checklist for Applicants of BMS Research Degree Programmes

Admission Handbook (information about entrance requirements, English proficiency requirements, application procedures etc.)

Application Procedures


Financial Awards and Assistance

The Department has a number of scholarships to support postgraduate studies towards the research degrees. Outstanding students with a bachelor degree or above in biology, chemistry, engineering, and medicine (including veterinary medicine) who wish to conduct state-of-the-art basic, clinical and translational life sciences research are encouraged to apply. The students will participate in research programmes leading to research degrees in one of the following areas:

  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer Biology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Biotherapy and Nanomedicine
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunity

The research degree programmes are student-centred and led by faculty who are accessible, engaged and committed to ensuring that our postgraduate students reach their full potential in research, teaching and professional development. Each studentship provides an annual stipend of around HKD194,400 and a conference grant of HKD10,000. For awardees needing more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided. More information can be found on SGS website.

Those who are interested in our MPhil programme should contact their purposed supervisors directly for details about funding support.

6 July 2018