MPhil-PhD in Economics Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 16222-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
MPhil-PhD in Economics
MPhil Stream 
An MPhil candidate must meet a minimum requirement of 21 units of coursework (7 term courses) and 6 units of Thesis Research course per term. The 21 units of coursework should comprise 12 units of required courses and 9 units of elective courses.
PhD Stream
The programme is research-oriented. Students are required to take required courses in the first year. For students who possess research Master's degree, the minimum number of units is 21 units, including 18 units of required courses, and 3 units of elective course. For students who do not possess research Master degrees, the minimum number of units is 27 units, including 18 units of required courses, and 9 units of elective courses. Students have to take Thesis Research course every term. Advancement to PhD candidature is conditional upon the passing of a qualifying examination. 
Fields of Specialization:
Please visit the Division's homepage for information. 
Tuition Fee: HK$42,100 per annum regardless of the study mode
Admission Requirements: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants for the MPhil programme should have majored in Economics or related disciplines with a Bachelor's degree and a good background in Mathematics or Statistics. Applicants for the PhD programme should possess a Master's degree in Economics or related discipline, and a good background in Mathematics or Statistics. Those applicants with a Bachelor's degree can also apply for the PhD programme, but have to demonstrate excellent research potential. All applicants for the PhD programme and non-local applicants for the MPhil programme are required to take the GRE General Test; those without the GRE score may still be considered, but they will be at a disadvantage. 

About University

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

Unique College System

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

Academic Programmes

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

Research Excellence

CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Great Campus in a Great City

CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.


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