City University of Hong Kong, School of Law
Doctor of Philosophy PhD

The School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, is a small collegiate institution with an outstanding reputation as a leading law school. It fosters a culture of integrated research and teaching, drawing on the expertise of its faculty and a diverse and representative student body, thus contributing to relevant and fundamental research in Hong Kong, China and beyond. We aspire to attract dedicated PhD students to contribute to the School's varied research activities. Graduate students will benefit from the School's research culture which emphasises both fundamental and applied aspects of advanced legal studies and research, while local relevance, comparative insights, and critical analyses are encouraged.

Pertinent, but not exclusive research strengths of the School include Chinese and Comparative Law, Maritime and Transportation Law, and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. For potential areas of research supervision, browse our staff profiles ( for more detailed descriptions of individual staff members' areas of research interests and expertise, as well as their recent publications.

HONG KONG PHD FELLOWSHIP SCHEME: The "Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme", established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their research degree programs in Hong Kong's institutions.

For further details of the Scheme, please visit

Step One: Applicants must first register at the RGC's Online Application System ( and obtain a reference number on or before 1 December 2017 (12 noon Hong Kong time).

Step Two: Applicants are required to submit full application, including supporting documents, to CityU through the Online Application System ( on or before 1 December 2017.

ENQUIRIES: For further information contact:

School of Law
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3442 8008
Fax: (852) 3442 0190


Posted: 9 Nov 2017