Pursuing MPhil/PhD Programmes at Lingnan University
PhD programme established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong: the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
The Scheme is aimed principally at attracting talented and well-qualified graduate students from around the world to come to Hong Kong for their doctoral research. The Fellowships are very well funded by the RGC under the HK Government’s University Grants Committee. Fellowship awardees currently receive a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (US$1=HK$7.8) as well as other research expenses support. The RGC’s intention is to make this programme prestigious and highly international, hence hopefully attractive to you and your students/graduates.
Lingnan is Hong Kong’s liberal arts university. Recently, they have been named by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia” in 2015. Their outstanding international faculty, small size and strong emphasis on close staff and student relationships combine to provide an excellent, collegial environment for the pursuit of advanced studies in Hong Kong, “Asia’s Global City”. As well as being an excellent university in which to pursue a HKPhD Fellowship in this exciting part of the world, Lingnan offers other MPhil and PhD programmes in the Arts, Business and Social Sciences disciplines. At Lingnan, they pride themselves in close and supportive thesis supervision. Graduate students establish peer-type working relationships with world-class scholars who offer expert supervision in their respective areas. Their academic environment and excellent applicants to date have enabled Lingnan to establish a record of success in the HKPFS Fellowship Scheme. You will get better understanding of the strengths of our various departments from the attached.
Applicants may seek admission to our PhD programmes in two ways as follows:
- Outstanding and brilliant applicants may seek admission via the HKPFS by 1 December 2015 (Hong Kong Time 12:00 noon). Students who apply for and do not get the fellowship can still be considered for the regular PhD places at Lingnan.
- Applicants may apply to the University directly during 2 November 2015 to 29 January 2016. Normally, full-time PhD students will be awarded Postgraduate Studentships which offer a monthly stipend of HK$15,150* (amount subject to review).
*To be raised to HK$15,460 after confirmation of candidature.
They also have a popular and excellent research-based 2-year MPhil programmes. Applicants may apply for admission to the MPhil programmes directly during 2 November 2015 to 29 January 2016. Full-time MPhil students will also be awarded Postgraduate Studentships which offer a monthly stipend of HK$14,940 (amount subject to review).
For more details regarding application methods and requirements, please visit our website at www.LN.edu.hk/reg/info/pgrad. Should you have any queries, you are most welcome to contact the Registry (Tel.: (852) 2616 8750; Email: rpgadm@LN.edu.hk).