Research Postgraduate Studies

Programmes Highlight

Introduction

Our MPhil and PhD programmes are designed to prepare graduates for a challenging career in basic or applied research in innovative medicine. Our patient-centric, multidisciplinary philosophy underpins our efforts to understand diseases, develop better drugs and enhance the effectiveness of drug-based therapies to improving outcomes and reducing costs.

Our programme will inspire students to adopt cutting-edge technology and bio-informatics tools to address pressing research questions in the emerging areas of pharmacology and drug discovery. Our students will be challenged to integrate chemical technology with state-of-the-art analytical techniques to develop new drugs, and apply pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling to personalize drug use in patients. They will also leverage healthcare economics and epidemiology to optimize cost-effective drug therapies to meet both medical and social needs.

Our research programme features extensive collaborations locally with the Hospital Authority and major pharmaceutical companies. We also partner with institutions in mainland China (e.g. Sichuan University, China Pharmaceutical University, Sun Yat-sen University), as well as renowned overseas research groups from Harvard Medical School and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our graduates have landed academic and research jobs regionally in Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, the United States, Europe, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Australia.

Fields of Specialization

The thesis submitted has to contain report of an independent research investigation in one of the following areas of interest that has direct relevance to the science and practice of Pharmacy:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Pharmaceutics (Physical Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics / Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Technology)
    • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Drug Delivery and Targeting
    • Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacy Practice
    • Pharmacoeconomics
    • Clinical Pharmacy

Research Postgraduate Programmes

IMG_0487-1-pgs3Master of Philosophy in Pharmacy (MPhil)

The MPhil programme is a research-based degree programme, with the ultimate requirement being the submission of a thesis. In addition, students are expected to complete coursework components, as specified by the supervisor(s), with the approval of the Graduate Panel. The coursework components will provide essential research knowledge and skills pertaining to the candidates’ research projects. Regular research seminars will be scheduled throughout the two-year curriculum.
 

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Period of Study

Full-time : 2 years (maximum 4 years)

Programme Requirements

In addition to satisfying the programme requirements and other requirements as prescribed by the School, postgraduate students will be required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination in order to graduate.

First Year Units
Biostatistics 2
Coursework / Guided Studies 4
Seminar 2
Research 6
Second Year Units
Seminar 1
Research 11
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Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (PhD)Young woman working with liquids in glassware

The programme is research-oriented and has the aim of advancing pharmacy knowledge with the major requirement being the conduct and defence of a doctoral thesis. Student will also be required to attend and participate in research seminars and other activities organized by the School of Pharmacy. A total of at least 38 units with a written thesis and the oral defence are required for graduation.

 

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Period of Study

Full-time : 3 years (maximum 7 years)

Programme Requirements

In addition to satisfying the programme requirements and other requirements as prescribed by the School, postgraduate students will be required to submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination in order to graduate.

First Year Units
Biostatistics 2
Coursework / Guided Studies 4
Seminar 2
Research 7
Second Year Units
Seminar 2
Research 9
Third Year Units
Seminar  1
Research 11
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Professors / Researchers

Experts in Pharmaceutical Field

Our students are supervised by teachers who are experts in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice.

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Kenneth To
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Associate Director (Research and Graduate Affairs) / Associate Professor
Prof. TO Kin-wah, Kenneth

Joyce You
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Assistant Dean (Student Development), Faculty of Medicine/ Professor
Prof. YOU Hoi-sze, Joyce

Cheung Yin Ting
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Assistant Professor
Prof. CHEUNG Yin Ting

 
 
 
 

Prof. LEUNG Shui Yee, Sharon
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Assistant Professor
Prof. LEUNG Shui Yee, Sharon

NG Wai-Lung, Billy
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Assistant Professor
Prof. NG Wai-Lung, Billy

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  • Novel Drugs
    – Medicinal chemistry
    – Chemical biology
    – Small molecule drug discovery

Facilities

Research Laboratories @ Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, CUHK 

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 School of Pharmacy, CUHK

Core Facilities @ School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK

Our investigators have access to the State-of-the-art Core Facilities at School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK.

  • Microscopy and Imaging Core
  • Bio-fabrication Core
  • Histology Core
  • Flow Cytometry Core
  • Proteomics Core
  • Molecular Biology Core

Other Research Facilities @ Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

Academic Support

Academic Support

Supervisors and Co-supervisors

Every research postgraduate student is assigned a research supervisor according to the mutual research interest of the student and professor. Subject to the research fields and recommendation of supervisors, co-supervisor(s) may also be appointed. The supervisors and co-supervisors not only offer academic support to students, but also provide career advices to students.

Learning Activities

 

Learning activities of research postgraduate students include taught courses, guided studies, seminars, thesis monitoring courses, improving postgraduate learning modules, exchange activities and international conferences. Under the guidance of the supervisors, students are also encouraged to submit manuscripts/ publish papers in peer reviewed Journal before their graduation.  

Research Seminars

 

Research Seminars are organized on a regular basis. Internationally renowned scholars and experts in various pharmaceutical and pharmacy fields are invited to deliver seminars and workshops to share their research and academic experiences with the Faculty Staff and postgraduate students. In addition, postgraduate students have to present their research progress in graduate seminars, thereby prompting constructive feedback from the academic staff.

CUHK Research Postgraduate Student Grants for Overseas Academic Activities

 

Students are highly encouraged to participate in international conferences and exchange activities. Students are supported financially to present papers at academic conferences and conduct academic activities abroad within their normative study period. Upon approval by the Graduate Division Head and the School Director, MPhil students can apply for support of up to HK$10,000 while PhD students can apply for up to HK$15,000 during their normative study period.

Another resource to support research exchange activities can come from the PhD student mobility scheme administered by the Office of Academic Links or from their research supervisors. Resourceful students can also compete for travelship offered by scientific associations to attend their international annual meetings.

Some examples of overseas conferences attended by our research postgraduate students:

Research Activities in Overseas Institutions

On the recommendation of the research supervisors, research students could travel overseas to conduct research in overseas institutions:

Some examples of overseas institutions which our research postgraduate students have conducted researches in:  

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Southern California
  • Fudan University
  • Nanchang University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • University of Macau
 

Students’ Association and Exchange Visits

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) CUHK Student Chapter was established in 2011 to promote pharmaceutical sciences and postgraduate research and education. Through activities such as seminars and workshops, it aims to equip the students with the latest skills and knowledge for the ever-changing pharmaceutical universe, specifically scientific advancement and career opportunities. As the first AAPS Student Chapter in Hong Kong and in China, the Chapter serves as an open platform to bring young pharmaceutical scientists in Hong Kong together, with the ultimate goal of advancing health and pharmaceutical discoveries at the local, regional, and international levels. The Chapter organized the AAPS@China Symposium, and arranged several exchange activities with Peking University, Sun Yat-sen University, Fu Zhou University, China Pharmaceutical University and Sichuan University.

Funding / Scholarship

Funding / Scholarship

The University offers studentships/ Scholarships to eligible full-time research postgraduate students as follows:

Funding / Scholarships Descriptions Eligible Full-time Students

Postgraduate Studentships

  • For full-time research postgraduate students.
  • Annual studentships for 2020-21: HK$216,300 (approx. US$27,730).
  • Payable monthly during normative study period.
  • The award of the studentship will be made known to students when receiving their admission offers.
  • Click here for more details

Application: No separate Application required 

MPhil
(Local Students Note 1 & Non-Local Students)
 
PhD
(Local Students Note 1 & Non-Local Students)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPFS) Scheme

 

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPFS) Scheme

  • Established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009.
  • Aims to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong’s universities.
  • Provides a monthly stipend of HK$26,600 (approx. US$3,410) and a conference travel allowance of HK$13,300 (approx. US$1,700) per year during the normative study period for up to three years..
  • Click here for more details 

Application: By Competition (Apply online through HKPFS Website)
Applicants who are NOT nominated by CUHK will be considered again in the normal round admission.


CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship

  • Offers HKPFS awardees a tuition fee waiver for their whole normative study period.Note 2 & 3
  • Provides an award of HK$40,000 (approx. US$5,130) for lodging in the first year of study and HK$20,000 in the subsequent years within the normative study period.Note 4
  • The on-campus hostel fee will be waived in the first year of study.Note 2
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation during the normative study period to HKPFS awardees who submit timely applications.  
  • For HKPFS awardees with a normative study period of four years, CUHK provides stipend and conference travel allowance at HKPFS level for the fourth year.
  • Click here for more details

Note 2: Applicable from 2019-20 intake.

Note 3: In lieu of the CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship, a tuition waiver will be provided to local HKPFS awardees within their normative study period under the Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate (RPg) Students administered by University Grants Committee.

Note 4: Applicable from 2020-21 intake.


CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship Scheme

  • PhD candidates who are nominated to the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) by CUHK but not being selected for HKPFS will be offered this Scholarship Note 4 
  • An annual postgraduate studentship of HK$216,300 (approx. US$27,730) during the normative period of study.
  • An award of HK$80,000 (approx. US$10,260) in three installments (i.e. HK$40,000 in the first year and HK$20,000 in each of the second and third year of study, subject to satisfactory study progress). 

Note 4: Applicable from 2020-21 intake.

PhD 
(Local Students Note 1 & Non-Local Students)

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.

Application: No separate Application required

MPhil 
(Local Students Note 1)
 
PhD 
(Local Students Note 1)

Scholarships by Competition during Studies

  • The University offers a number of scholarships, prizes and awards to recognize  students’ outstanding academic and non-academic performance.
  • For more details, please visit the website of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
  • Click here for more details

Application: By Competition
Graduate Division will inform students of scholarships information from time to time.

MPhil 
(Local Students Note 1 & Non-Local Students)
 
PhD 
(Local Students Note 1 & Non-Local Students)

Note 1:  Local students refer to students who have Hong Kong Permanent residency and has a right of abode in Hong Kong

List of Scholarships and Prizes Awardee

Year Name of Scholarship / Award No. of Award Amount (HK$) Awardee  Major / Programme of Study
2019/20 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 1 Monthly stipend & annual travel allowance Mr. Banerjee Parikshit PhD in Pharmacy
2019/20 2019 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Best Abstract Award  1  N/A  Ms. Ziwei Li, Lariena PhD in Pharmacy
 2019/20 Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarships  1 $10,500 Ms. Tong Wing Sum, Christy PhD in Pharmacy
 2019/20  Bright Future Leading Scientist Scholarship  2 $10,000 Ms. Yan Wei, Vivi
Ms. Ji Xiaoyu, Sharon
PhD in Pharmacy

PhD in Pharmacy

2018/19 Bright Future Leading Scientist Scholarship 2 $10,000 Ms. Li Ziwei, Lariena

Ms. Tong Wing Sum, Christy

PhD in Pharmacy

PhD in Pharmacy

2017/18 Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Programme 2018 1 US$25,000/ year Ms. Wang Yun, Sherry PhD in Pharmacy
2017/18 Bright Future Leading Scientist Scholarship 2 $10,000 Ms. Ren Tianjing

Ms. Wang Qianwen

PhD in Pharmacy

PhD in Pharmacy

2016/17 Jacobson Graduate Fellowship 2 $25,000 Ms. Chan Pui Shan

Mr. Chu Clive

PhD in Pharmacy

M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Quality

2016/17 Bright Future Scientist Scholarships 2 $10,500 Mr. Hui Ka Ho

Ms.Wang Yun

PhD in Pharmacy

PhD in Pharmacy

2016/17 Eli Lily Travelship for American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting 2016 1 US$1,700 Ms. Wang Qianwen, Chores PhD in Pharmacy
2016/17 Student Travel Grant for International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 7th Asia- Pacific Conference at Singapore 1 US$1,100 Ms. Wang Yun, Sherry PhD in Pharmacy
2016/17 Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence for 2016-2017 1 $42,000 Ms. Wang Yun, Sherry PhD in Pharmacy
2015/16 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2015 Travelship 1 US$1,750 Ms. Li Qingqing PhD in Pharmacy
2015/16 Jacobson Graduate Fellowship 2 $25,000 Ms. Wang Qianwen Chores

Mr. Ng Nga Chun

PhD in Pharmacy

M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Quality

2014/15 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 1 Monthly stipend & annual travel allowance Mr. Jiang Minghuan PhD in Pharmacy
2014/15 Janssen Scholarship 1 $2,500 Mr. Hui Ka Ho MPhil Student
2014/15 Jacobson Graduate Fellowship 2 $25,000 Mr. Cheng Kwok Kin

Ms. Chan Ching Man Colleen

PhD in Pharmacy

M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Quality

2014/15 CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Awards 2014 1 $5,000 Ms. Fong Yui Kau PhD in Pharmacy
2013/14 Jacobson Graduate Fellowship 2 $25,000 Ms. Fong Yui Kau

Ms. Ko Sze Ka Cindy

PhD in Pharmacy

M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Quality

2011/12 Sir Edward Youde
Memorial Fellowships 
1 $30,000 Ms. Fong Yui Kau PhD in Pharmacy

Alumni & Student Sharing

Alumni Sharing Video

Dr. Sophia Fong (2009 BPharm Graduate, 2014 PhD Graduate) & Dr. Eric Wong (2007 BPharm Graduate, 2013 PhD Graduate)

Alumni & Student Testimonial

Dr. Eric Yin Cheong Wong
2013 PhD graduate
Supervisor: Prof. Joan Zuo
Current Occupation: Principal Scientist at UCB, United Kingdom
 
 

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The research program at The School of Pharmacy opened the door to pharmaceutical research community and all possibilities there. The program helped building up my networks via collaborations and attending international conferences, which enabled me to connect to researchers and professors from all around the world, to identify the diversity of professional career paths and to choose the one that meets my ambitions.

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Dr. Shu Xian Chong
2016 PhD graduate
Supervisor: Prof. Kenneth To
Current Occupation: Lecturer, SEGi University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
 

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I joined CUHK SOP in August 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth To. The School is well equipped with research facilities and the learning environment has a high standard of excellence to support postgraduate studies. Also, my supervisor was very supportive of me to participate in students’ activities such as students exchange programmes, CUHK AAPS Student Chapter and Graduate Research Consultant Programme. I feel privileged and honoured to have studied there.

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Dr. Daniel Chung Sing Poon
2016 PhD graduate
Supervisor: Prof. Kenneth To
Current Occupation: Senior Technical Manager, Aptorum Therapeutics Limited, Hong Kong
 

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My PhD study is a remarkable and memorable journey in my life. I have been benefited by different modes of learning. In addition to a diverse background of different faculty members who are well versed in their respective research areas, I have learned tremendously by attending school seminars as well as international conferences. I have learned to tackle research problems independently with minimal supervision and learned to handle criticism in a positive way. Most importantly, my multi-disciplinary training provides an impetus to ignite the transformation of myself into a confident, independent and competent scientist.

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Dr. Henry Minghuan Jiang
2017 PhD graduate (HKPFS awardee)
Supervisor: Prof. Joyce You
Current Occupation: Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
 
 

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I had a three-year PhD study in Pharmacoeconomics at School of Pharmacy, CUHK. The productive study life there is one of my unforgettable memory. It brings me great and continuous progress in academic technique and communication skills. The blending atmosphere of Eastern and Western cultures in CUHK enriches my knowledge and broadens my horizon, which contribute a lot to my personal development.

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Dr. Chores Qianwen Wang
2018 PhD graduate
Supervisor: Prof. Joan Zuo
Current Occupation: Postdoc, University of California San Francisco, USA
 
 

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My training was in a highly collegial, collaborative atmosphere offered by award-wining faculty. One-on-one mentoring with my supervisor, Prof. Zhong Zuo, nurtured my critical and independent thinking abilities, as well as skills in presentation, communication and scientific writing.

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Dr. Kiko Tianjing Ren
2019 PhD graduate
Supervisor: Prof. Joan Zuo
Current Occupation: Postdoc, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), USA
 

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The graduate education provided me with not only scientific training but also let me make connections with students and scholars worldwide. I appreciated the chance of leading the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences-CUHK student chapter and organizing exchange actives and symposiums with different pharmacy schools. The people I met and experience I gained during my time at CUHK are truly valuable asset in my life.

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Ms. Vivi Wei Yan
Year 3 PhD student
Supervisor:  Prof. Kenneth To
 
 
 
 

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Pursuing my Ph.D. at School of Pharmacy CUHK is the best decision that I have ever made. I am able to work on my own project and I have identified my genuine research interests. During my PhD training, I work with my supervisor as a team and learnt how to formulate a research plan to systematically test a hypothesis. The friendly atmosphere at School allows me to learn and grow intellectually with my peers. The School also encourages and supports my attendance at international scientific conferences to give presentations. School of Pharmacy CUHK is where I develop my passion for science. I truly treasure my journey there.

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Career Development

Career Development of MPhil and PhD Graduates (1998-present)

35 MPhil and 39 PhD were graduated from the School of Pharmacy since the launch of the programmes in 1996 and 1998, respectively. The programmes aim to educate researchers to embark on careers that would allow them to become world leaders in their fields, working as University professors, principal investigators in research institutes, senior managers in enterprises, or experts in other professions related to the pursuit and application of knowledge.  The following chart summarizes the career development of our graduates from 1998- present.

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Academic Teaching at Academic Institutions
Community Community Pharmacies
Government Government Organizations 
(e.g. Department of Health)
Hospital Hospital Authority or Private Hospitals
Industry Industrial Companies
Research Research Study & Research Work 

Our graduates have landed academic and research jobs regionally in Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, the United States, Europe, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.

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Australia

  • Research @ Monash University

Denmark

  • Postdoctoral @ University of Southern Denmark

Germany

  • Bayer, Germany

Malaysia

  • Academic Teaching@ SEGi University

Netherlands

  • Postdoctoral @ Leiden University

New Zealand

  • Postdoctoral @ University of Otago

UK

  • UCB Pharma, UK

USA

  • Academic Teaching @
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Postdoctoral/ Research @
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • John Hopkins University
    • National Cancer Institute (NIH)
    • Ohio State University
    • Stony Brook University
    • University at Buffalo SUNY
    • University of California San Francisco
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
    • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Merck, San Francisco
  • Revolution Medicines

Mainland China

  • Academic Teaching @
    • Capital Medical University
    • China Pharmaceutical University
    • Nanchang University
    • Northwestern Polytechnical University
    • Peking Union Medical College
    • Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Research @ China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • AstraZeneca, Shanghai
  • Baxter International Inc, Suzhou
  • First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat Sen University
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Shanghai
  • Norvatis, China
  • Pfizer, China
  • Shanghai SIMR Biotechnical Co., Ltd.
  • STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong

  • Research/ Academic Teaching @ CUHK, HKU, BUHK & HKIVE
  • Aptorum Therapeutics Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Bright Future Pharmaceutical Laboratory Ltd.
  • Community Pharmacies
  • DCH Auriga Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Department of Health
  • Fortune Pharmacal Co., Ltd.
  • Global Medical Solutions Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Hospital Authority
  • Jacobson Pharma Group
  • Loxembourg Medicine Co., Ltd.
  • Maxinase Life Sciences Ltd.
  • Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd.
  • Phase Scientific International Ltd., Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Ltd.
  • Vita Green Pharmaceutical (H.K.) Ltd.

Macau

  • Academic Teaching @
    • Macao Polytechnic Institute
    • University of Macau

 

Application

Application

Master of Philosophy in Pharmacy (MPhil)

Application Requirements

  • Meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School, including the English Language Proficiency Requirement; and
  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or related discipline (e.g. biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology, etc.), preferably with honours at Second Upper Division or above, or equivalent.

Please refer to Graduate School and Flyer for additional information.

Application Method

Applicants should complete both Step 1 and 2.

  • Step 1
    Apply online through the Graduate School Website
  • Step 2
    Mail the hardcopies of the supporting documents to the School of Pharmacy. Please quote “Application to MPhil” and your online application number on the envelope. Supporting documents required for the application are listed on the Graduate School Website.

Application Deadline

15 January of each year

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (PhD)

 

Direct Entry

  • Meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School, including the English Language Proficiency Requirement; and
  • Either:
    • Master’s degree in Pharmacy or related discipline (e.g. biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology, etc.). Postgraduate students with a taught master degree are encouraged to apply via the MPhil Programme initially; or
    • Bachelor’s degree, with honours at second upper division or above, or equivalent, and have been registered in a course of study for an MPhil degree at this University for at least one year and have demonstrated research ability.

Please refer to Graduate School and Flyer for additional information.

Transfer from MPhil in Pharmacy

  • Candidates enrolled in the MPhil programme in Pharmacy at our school, on the recommendation of their supervisor(s) and the Graduate Division, may be permitted to transfer to the PhD programme provided that they have obtained a Bachelor degree with second class honours upper division or above, or equivalent, and have successfully completed one year of full time study (or part time equivalent). They should also have demonstrated research ability and completed the required courses with the establishment of a research programme of sufficient rigor and originality.

Application Method

  • Step 1
    For applicants of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) only.
    Apply online through the HKPFS Website and obtain a HKPFS reference number.
    Non-HKPFS applicants can skip step 1.
  • Step 2
    Apply online through the Graduate School Website
  • Step 3
    Mail the hardcopies of the supporting documents to the School of Pharmacy. Please quote “Application to PhD” and your online application number on the envelope. Supporting documents required for the application are listed on the Graduate School Website.

Application Deadline

  • For applications who apply for the PhD programme through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS):
    • 1 December of each year at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (GMT +8 hours) 
  • For applicants who apply for PhD programmes directly with the CUHK (i.e. non-HKPFS applicants):
    • 15 January of each year

Fees 

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee: HK$42,100 per annum (for both MPhil & PhD)

For local full-time RPg students, please refer to the Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate Students for details.

Application Fee

Application Fee: HK$300

Other Information

CUHK SUMMER WORKSHOP for Introducing Pharmacy Research Postgraduate Programmes & HKPFS Scheme

Final year undergraduates or postgraduates, who are interested in applying for the admission of the MPhil and PhD programmes in Pharmacy, are cordially invited to the captioned workshop* offered by the School of Pharmacy, CUHK. This interactive summer workshop is designed for prospective applicants (final year undergraduates or postgraduates) to learn about the MPhil and PhD programmes of the School of Pharmacy, CUHK and the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). Graduate training is a highly personalized experience; therefore, it is critically important that you meet the professors and their graduate students before making one of the most important decisions in your life. We believe this workshop is an invaluable opportunity for you to launch a successful career as a researcher at the forefront of drug discovery, development, and use in a setting of your choice.  *The annual summer workshop will be held in early July every year.  Please stay tuned for further updates!

Useful Links

* Graduate School, CUHK (Admission Section):
https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/

* Faculty of Medicine, CUHK (Programme and Admission Section):
https://www.med.cuhk.edu.hk/study/prospective-students/postgraduate-study/programme-and-admission

* On-Campus and Off-campus Accommodation:
https://www.med.cuhk.edu.hk/study/prospective-students/postgraduate-study/accomodation

Contact

Please feel free to contact us for further enquiry about the programme.
Address:
School of Pharmacy
8th Floor, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building
Area 39, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel:
3943-6862
Fax:
2603-5295
Email:
pharmacy@cuhk.edu.hk

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