Research Programmes

The School of Accounting and Finance at PolyU offers post graduate research program in the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).  The mission of this program is to educate high quality PhD / MPhil students in accounting and finance using an interdisciplinary approach and  prepare PhD students for a career in academic research and teaching in a research oriented university.

We focus on economic analyses in areas of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Law.  We welcome candidates to apply for the research degrees of PhD / MPhil in the following areas:

Accounting and Auditing  
PhD Programme Co-director Prof. Jeffrey Ng
Phone (852) 2766 7099
Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing  
PhD Programme Co-director Prof. Ji-Chai Lin (PhD Programme Director)
Phone (852) 3400 8454

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our School of Accounting and Finance.

For detailed programme information, please click here.

  Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) (2018/19)
[Apply Online]
Research Programmes (Normal Track) (2018/19) 
[Apply Online]
Level of Study PhD only PhD only
Monthly stipend of HKD20,000 Monthly stipend of HKD16,400* over the normal study period
Waiving of tuition fees for the entire normal study period Nil

Each applicant is allowed to make one initial application to the Research Grants Council (RGC) through the HKPFS Electronic System to obtain a HKPFS reference number, and then submit a full application to PolyU via Web Application System.

Applicants should submit full applications to PolyU via Web Application System.  For details, please refer to our Research Office website at


1 December 2017 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 (GMT+8 hours) (Submitting initial applications to the Research Grants Council (RGC) for allocation of reference numbers)

1 December 2017 at Hong Kong Time 23:59 (GMT+8 hours) (Submission of full applications to PolyU)

31 December 2017 (Submission of full applications to PolyU)

Note: GMAT or GRE result is a mandatory admission requirement of our PhD programmes.
* Subject to revision from time to time


Our Faculty Members

Our Current PhD Students

PhD Students Paper Presentation at International Conferences in 2013-2017


PhD Graduates Placements

Most of our full-time PhD graduates have received academic posts in local, mainland China and overseas universities, including:

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Fudan University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University
  • Lawrence Technological University, US
  • Lingnan University
  • School of Accountancy, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Sun Yat-Sen University
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
  • Western Washington University
  • Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics