City University of Hong Kong is a fast growing institute, whose world ranking ranges around 49 to 190 in various exercises of the Times Higher Education, QS, US & World News and Shanghai Jiaotong University. The architectural program offers bachelor degree, M.Arch and Ph.D. The city of Hong Kong provides an opportunity for you to experience the high density urban environment.
The first cohort Ph.D. students graduated since 2014. The others are working on the topics of MTR stations and its surrounding environment, housing quality of China, elderly house, architectural history of post-war Hong Kong, design mechanism, cultural building type in China, China’s construction aid in developing countries.
Applicants for Ph.D. study, research assistant/associate/fellow are cordially welcomed.
There are two areas of Ph.D. and research specializations:
(1) Built environment and behavior.
Architecture and city reflect and create human experience. Students will develop tools, models and theories for better understanding, evaluating the performance of built environment in terms of human functions. Students will explore the topics such as how urban design influences residents’ physical activity and health, or how hospital design influences patients’ outcome. Candidates with skills in GIS, statistics, computer programming are preferred.
Interested students please contact Dr. Yi LU, firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) Modern architecture and urbanism in the Greater China and Asia.
Students will study into China’s construction-aid work in the developing countries, especially in African cities and building types like sport buildings, railway/bus stations, theater, hospitals, schools and convention centers donated by the Chinese government.
Interested students please contact Dr. Charlie XUE, email@example.com. Publication
Ph.D. study at CityU will officially last for three years. Students will take courses of at least 14 credit units, plus a dissertation. Interested applicants can consider the following categories.
- Research assistant/associate/fellow.
Ph.D. holders from English speaking universities are particularly welcomed. Contract will start for one year, renewable upon the availability of funding and mutual interests. Working place will be in Shenzhen or Hong Kong. Traveling to African cities is necessary. The post is available immediately. Please contact Dr. Charlie Xue, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship
This Fellowship is set up by the Hong Kong government. The successful recipient will receive HK$ 250,000 a year plus other rewards. It is money plus honor. Interested applicants must get an application number through the following link before December 1, 2018. Architectural students from Europe got this fellowship in 2017 and 2018.
If you think you are much higher caliber than Category 3, please try this.
3. Government (UGC) full scholarship
The scholarship is HK$16,500 a month plus international conference fee, and tuition (waive) scholarship (depending on your grades in school). Applicant must have CGPA over 3.5 in HK or US system, averagely above 85/100 in China’s system, 1st class honor or distinction in the UK and HK system. SCI, SSCI and AHCI papers are favorable.
If you are from China, your undergraduate and master degree should be gained from 211 or 985 universities. The other universities will not be considered.
English. TOEFL 550 in paper, 213 in computer, 79 in internet; IELTS 6.5; Chinese College English Test, Band 6, over 490.
4. Full time self-financing mode
The English standard is similar to the above. The academic requirements are a bit lower. If you determine to study in the self-financing mode, prepare HK$200,000 a year，for 3 years. You are likely to do part time RA and TA in the campus, and the compensation sum varies, up to HK$7,000 a month. This depends on opportunity and the funding situation of your supervisor.
Application is made through on-line. All materials must be uploaded before December 1, 2018. An interview will be held in early Jan 2019. No action will be taken if your materials are not completed. The results will be notified to applicants in March 2019.
The quota is valuable. We can’t afford to any irresponsible action from applicants. If you are seriously interested in the program and qualified for the above conditions, please send an email with the following materials:
An English cover letter stating why you are interested in doing Ph.D. in Hong Kong;
Your school transcripts;
Brief design portfolio;
Essay or thesis, or
Anything which can demonstrate your creativity.