Pursuing MPhil and PhD Programmes at Lingnan University

Education | 12 Jan 2021

With the vision to excel as a leading Asian liberal arts university with international recognition, distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement, Lingnan University is committed to providing quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, and encourages its faculty and students to contribute to society through original research and knowledge transfer. Recently, the University ranked first in "International Faculty", "Inbound Exchange Students" and "Outbound Exchange Students", as well as 27th in "International Students" in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2021. It also came second worldwide for "Quality Education" in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, and leaped 20 places in the overall QS World University Rankings 2021. Besides, it is accredited as a Five Stars Institution by The QS Intelligence Unit, and received the maximum five stars in seven areas including Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationsation, Facilities, Arts and Culture, and Inclusiveness. It was also named by Forbes as one of the "Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia" in 2015.

Lingnan offers MPhil and PhD programmes in various disciplines including Business, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Science (MPhil programme only), History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and/or Social Policy, Translation, and Visual Studies.The programmes will commence in September 2021 and admitted students will conduct in-depth study in specific research areas.

Applying for MPhil/PhD Programmes by Direct Admissions

Applicants should submit a full application to the University directly on or before 22 January 2021. Normally, full-time PhD students will be awarded full Postgraduate Studentships of HK$18,090/month* before confirmation of candidature and HK$18,440/month* after confirmation of candidature. For full-time MPhil students, they will be awarded full Postgraduate Studentships of HK$17,830/month*.

Other Financial Support and Tuition Waiver

The University offers a number of scholarships/sponsorships, e.g. Research Postgraduate Student Conference/Field Trip Sponsorships, Research Postgraduate Scholarships for Overseas Research Visits, etc., to support MPhil/PhD students in academic activities. Eligible students may receive tuition waiver for the entire normal study period.

For further details, please visit the University website: www.LN.edu.hk/sgs/docs/pgrad

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