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

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


Research Degree Coordinator Dr Xin Wang
Deputy Research Degree Coordinators Dr Xin Deng
Dr Sungchil Yang

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.


Interested candidates should submit applications via the online admission system administered by Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS):

Steps & Procedures

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

Checklist for Applicants of BMS Research Degree Programmes

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme


Candidates interested in the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Veterinary Sciences (adminstered by Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences) should consult their proposed supervisors to submit a separate application through the online admission system.

Scholarships, Financial Aid and Fees

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
  • 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 HKD198,000 and a conference grant of HKD10,000. More information can be found on SGS website.

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

20 August 2018