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 2020-21 commenced on September 1, 2019 and the application dates are as follows:


Application Dates

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF)

Initial Application to the Research Grants Council (RGC):
September 1, 2019 noon* - December 2, 2019 noon
Full Application to HKU:
September 1, 2019 - December 2, 2019

Main Round

September 1, 2019 - December 2, 2019

1st Clearing Round

December 3, 2019 - April 30, 2020

2nd Clearing Round

May 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

 * 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

Departmental Postgraduate Admission Advisor

Professor Cowling, Benjamin John

Tel:       3917 6711
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