Research Postgraduate Programmes

The School of Public Health has an internationally recognized track record of innovative and groundbreaking research in public health, and enjoys a leading regional reputation in postgraduate and professional education and training.

The application period for admissions in 2022-23 commenced on September 1, 2021 and the application dates are as follows:


Application Dates

HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme (HKU-PS)#

September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022
Cut-off dates: December 1, 2021; March 1, 2022; April 30, 2022; August 31, 2022

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF)*
Initial Application to the Research Grants Council (RGC):
September 1, 2021 noon - December 1, 2021 noon
Full Application to HKU:
September 1, 2021 - December 1, 2021

Main Round

September 1, 2021- December 1, 2021

1st Clearing Round

December 2, 2021 - April 30, 2022

2nd Clearing Round

May 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022

# For further details on the HKU-PS Scheme, please visit the Graduate School’s website (

* For further details on the HKPF Scheme, please visit the RGC's website (

Major Research Clusters and HKU-Pasteur Research Pole
Departmental Requirements
  • Four to eight postgraduate courses as specified by the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee.
  • Annual seminar presentation on research progress.
  • Probationary written progress reports.
  • Active participation in the bi-weekly journal club and annual scientific retreat.
  • Regular attendance at research seminars and active participation in extra-departmental courses, workshops, symposia and conferences.
Video Introducing the Research Postgraduate Studies at School Public Health
Contact our Departmental Postgraduate Admission Advisor

Professor Cowling, Benjamin John

phone3917 6711

Please click HERE for further details on the research postgraduate programmes offered by the LKS Faculty of Medicine.