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PhD Programme

The PhD programme at the School for Accounting and Finance at PolyU is a rigorous and structured doctoral programme that trains students to make significant contributions on topics related to accounting and finance. The duration of this programme is typically between 4 to 5 years. A unique feature of our programme is that our students have the flexibility to engage in research in accounting, finance, or both. Our faculty works closely with the students to guide them in publishing in top academic journals. For example, our faculty collaborates actively with students on research projects. Overall, our programme aims to prepare PhD students for a career in academic research and teaching.

  Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
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Normal Track
General Admission Requirements
  • Excellent undergraduate and/or master qualification
  • GMAT or GRE results (scores of at least 80th percentile)
  • English language requirements
  • Strong research background (e.g., publications)
Normal
Study Period
4 years PhD Integrated 2 years MPhil and 3 years PhD
Study Programme Please refer to PhD_programme_structure
Amount of Monthly Stipend HK$25,100 per normal study month HK$16,730 per normal study month
Annual Tuition Fees
($84,200 per year)
Full waiver of tuition fees for normal study period 50% waiver of tuition fees for normal study period
Conference Attendance Grant HK$12,600 per year during normal study period HK$25,000 in total for normal study period
Associated Money to Support Research Study HK$20,000 per normal study year HK$20,000 per normal study year
Application
Procedures

i) Initial application to the Research Grants Council (RGC) through the HKPFS Electronic System to obtain a HKPFS reference number
(Deadline: 12:00 noon Hong Kong time on 1 December 2018)

ii) Full application to PolyU via Web Application System   
(Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Hong Kong time on 1 December 2018)

i) Full application to PolyU via Web Application System  
(Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Hong Kong time on 1 December 2018)



 

PhD Programme Co-directors Email
Accounting: Prof. Jeffrey Ng tee-yong-jeffrey.ng@polyu.edu.hk
Finance: Prof. Ji-Chai Lin jc.lin@polyu.edu.hk