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PhD Programme

The PhD programme at the School for Accounting and Finance at PolyU is a rigorous and structured doctoral programme that trains students to make significant contributions on topics related to accounting and finance. The duration of this programme is typically between 4 to 5 years. A unique feature of our programme is that our students have the flexibility to engage in research in accounting, finance, or both. Our faculty works closely with the students to guide them in publishing in top academic journals. For example, our faculty collaborates actively with students on research projects. Overall, our programme aims to prepare PhD students for a career in academic research and teaching.

  Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
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Normal Track
General Admission Requirements
  • Excellent undergraduate and/or master qualification
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Strong research background (e.g., publications)
  • Excellent undergraduate and/or master qualification
  • GMAT or GRE

Study Period
4 years PhD Integrated 2 years MPhil and 3 years PhD
Study Programme Please refer to PhD_programme_structure
Amount of Monthly Stipend HK$20,000 per normal study month HK$16,730 per normal study month
Annual Tuition Fees
($84,200 per year)
Full waiver during normal study period 50% waiver during normal study period
Conference Attendance Grant HK$40,000 during normal study period HK$25,000 during normal study period
Associated Money to
Support Research Study
HK$20,000 per normal study year HK$20,000 per normal study year

i) initial application to the Research Grants Council (RGC) through the HKPFS Electronic System to obtain a HKPFS reference number
(Deadline: TBA)

ii) application to PolyU via Web Application System  
(Deadline: TBA)

i) application to PolyU via Web Application System  

Application Period: 1 Sep – 1 Dec 2018

PhD Programme Co-directors Email
Accounting: Prof. Jeffrey Ng
Finance: Prof. Ji-Chai Lin

Our Faculty Members

Our Current PhD Students

PhD Students Paper Presentation at International Conferences in 2013-2017

PhD Graduate Placement