Postgraduate Studies in Hong Kong

Postgraduate Studies in Hong Kong


Why Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is ranked the 10th Best Student City in the world*. Located in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is characterised by its high degree of internationalisation, business-friendly environment, rule of law, free trade and free flow of information, well-established and comprehensive financial networks, superb transport and communications infrastructure and a simple tax system with low tax rates. Hong Kong is an international financial center and also the premier trading hub between mainland China and the rest of the world. English is widely used and also the medium of instruction at universities in Hong Kong. Attending a Hong Kong university for postgraduate studies will enable your students to embrace the tremendous career opportunities in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond.
* QS Best Student Cities 2019

Types of Programmes
We offer two main types of postgraduate programmes—research postgraduate programmes and taught postgraduate programmes. Potential candidates should consider their career goals and study plans to identify the most suitable mode of study.

Research Postgraduate Studies
Research postgraduate programmes focus mainly on research work and require applicants to have good academic background and preferably solid research experience. These programmes provide students with training in research methodologies in a specific discipline and require students to be involved in research projects. Research postgraduate programmes lead to qualifications such as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.).

Further information can be found on the Research Postgraduate Studies page.

Taught Postgraduate Studies
In contrast, taught postgraduate programmes focus mainly on coursework and may not require students to submit a thesis for graduation. Programme structures and assessment methods vary across programmes and areas of study. Some examples of the resulting qualifications are Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), and Postgraduate Diploma (Pg.D.).

Further information can be found on the Taught Postgraduate Studies page.

Generous Financial Support
Various forms of financial support are available to postgraduate students:

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme: 
Scholarships and Prizes:
Postgraduate Studentships:
Grants and Loans:

For more details, please refer to the website (www.grad.edu.hk).