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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

City University of Hong Kong - School of Law

A Law School Aiming at Global Leadership and Regional Pre-eminence

The School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, is a small collegiate institution with an outstanding reputation as a leading law school. It fosters a culture of integrated research and teaching, drawing on the expertise of its faculty and a diverse student body, contributing to timely and fundamental research in Hong Kong, Greater China and beyond. We seek to continue to attract quality, dedicated PhD students to participate in and contribute to the School’s research environment. Postgraduate students will benefit from the School’s research culture which encourages both theoretical and applied research with local, regional and international significance.

Particular, but not exclusive, research strengths of the School include Public Law, Chinese and Comparative Law, Maritime and Transportation Law, and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. For potential areas of research supervision, browse our staff profiles ( for more detailed descriptions of individual staff members’ areas of research interests and expertise, as well as their recent publications. The School looks forward to receiving your application.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 

The “Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme” (HKPFS), established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their research degree programs in Hong Kong’s institutions.

For further details of the Scheme, please visit 

Application Deadlines

Step One:

Applicants must first register at the RGC’s Online Application System ( and obtain a reference number on or before 2 December 2019 (12 noon Hong Kong time or GMT +8 hours).

Step Two:

Applicants are required to submit full application, including supporting documents, to CityU through the Online Application System ( on or before 2 December 2019.


School of Law
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong

Tel:            (852) 3442 8008
Fax:           (852) 3442 0190

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Kowloon - Hong Kong
Funding for: HKPFS recipients
Funding amount: HK$309,600 (approx. US$39,684) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 10th October 2019
Closes: 2nd December 2019
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