Joint PhD Programmes

Research students who are interested in a joint PhD programme with City University of Hong Kong under the Mainland Collaboration Schemes must be recommended by their home university.

Announcement and endorsement of this scheme will be made by the Graduate School or HK-Macau-Taiwan Office of the home university in Mainland China. Applications will be open in early November of a year for commencement of the joint PhD programme in September of the following year, and the deadline is usually set in mid-January. For more details, please approach your home university.

The Department of Public Policy has also established links with the following universities for a Two-certificate Joint PhD Programme:

  • Department of Public Governance and Management, Ghent University
  • Deparment of Political Science, National Taiwan University
  • Deparment of Public Administration, Yonsei University

For enquiries, please send an e-mail to