Tuition Fees


The tuition fees per annum is HK$42,100.



Tuition Waiver for Local Research Postgraduate (RPg) Students


The Research Grants Council (RGC) under the University Grants Committee (UGC) has announced on 29 June 2018 a non-means-tested tuition waver to all eligible local students enrolled in UGC-funded RPg programmes, to incentivize more local students to join RPg programmes and build up a pool of local research talents. The tuition waiver scheme will commence from the 2018/19 academic year, i.e. with effect from 1st July 2018. Please visit the UGC website and the CUHK Graduate School website for details.



Postgraduate Studentship


PGS is available to full-time RPg students and will be made known to them at the time of admission. Students awarded PGS will receive stipends in return for assisting in the teaching and research work of the Centre. The monthly stipend from acdemic year 2019-20 will be HK$17,330 for MPhil and PhD (pre-candidacy), or HK$17,810 for PhD (post-candidacy).



Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)


The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will provide a monthly stipend of HK$25,800 and a conference travel allowance of HK$12,900 per year during the normative study period for up to three years (For awardees with a normative study period of four years, CUHK provides stipend and conference travel allowance at HKPFS level for the fourth year). For more details, please visit the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme website.



CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship 


CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship offers HKPFS awardees starting from the 2019-20 intake:


  • A tuition fee waiver for their whole normative study period;
  • an award of HK$20,000 (approx. US$2,564) for lodging in the first year of study of HKPFS awardees; and
  • a guarantee of on-campus accommodation during the normative study period to HKPFS awardees who submit timely applications. The on-campus hostel fee will be waived in the first year of study.


For more details, please visit the CUHK Graduate School website.


Research Fund for Research Postgraduate Students


The Centre for China Studies provides support to Research Postgraduate Students for their academic activities aboard.