Our Postgraduate Programs

      The Institute offers two postgraduate programs ​— MPhil and PhD — to students wishing to do cross-disciplinary research on China and Asia with foci on science, technology and medicine, business history, Asian religion and spirituality, urban culture and heritage, and Inter-Asia Connections.

      Distinctive Features
      • Fully funded, with generous scholarships and travel grants
      • Interdisciplinary research environment
      • International scholars as mentors
      • Wide networks with top global research institutions
      • Strategically located in Asia
      ProgramCoursework* required by Graduate SchoolCoursework* required by HKIHSS
      MPhil2 compulsory components (6 modules in total)1 compulsory & 2 elective courses
      3-year PhD1 compulsory module2 compulsory & 2 elective courses
      4-year PhD2 compulsory components (6 modules in total)2 compulsory & 2 elective courses

      Details are available online at the Graduate School’s and the Institute’s webpages.

      Other Requirements

      Students’ participation in the Institute’s academic activities such as lunchtime seminar series, workshops and public lectures is mandatory. Involvement in tutorials and event organization may be required.

      Students are required by the Faculty of Social Sciences to present a paper in a Research Postgraduate Conference at least once during their study period.