CUHK 2022 Fall early admission

The summer camp of the Department of Physics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is about to start (early admission for 2022 Fall Ph.D./Master’s program), and the application will close on June 25, 2021. The summer camp includes lectures, lab tours, experience sharing and admission interview (Zoom-based).

Application package requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. Electronic/scanned transcript + official grading scheme
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Personal/Research Statement
  5. Recommendation letter from two referees, to be sent directly by the referees via e-mail to [email protected].
  6. Optional: certificate of prizes/awards, etc. English Proficiency requirement is not needed for now (but you need to reach TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5, etc. before admission)

Next steps

  1. Invitation to Zoom interview will be emailed on June 30
  2. Formal Zoom interview on July 6-8.
  3. Offer will be sent before the end of July.

More information:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or the department [email protected].

Brief Description of the PhD program

PhD students need to choose preferred advisors during application (see links for theory and experiments projects, my projects are T17 and T18). PhD Students without a master degree are expected to graduate in four years (12 unites of course work, about 4 courses). Those with a master degree are expected to graduate in three years. Fees and financial support are as follows:

  1. Postgraduate studentship: 18,025 HKD (around 2323 USD) per month with medial insurance. Particularly outstanding ones can get 26,600 HKD (around 3430 USD) per month (HKPFS awardees)
  2. Accommodations provided by CUHK cost 1,800 to 3,700 HKD per month
  3. Tuition fee: 42,100 HKD (local or HKPFS awardees free of tuition)
  4. Scholarship opportunities:
    • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund
    • CN Yang Scholarship
    • Science Faculty Scholarships
    • Scholarships and prizes offered by the University

Please refer to CUHK’s application link for more information.