Tuition Fee and Registration Fee


Tuition Fee


The fees, which are non-refundable and subject to revision, for new students admitted to our research programmes are as follows.


Annual tuition fee


HK$42,100 (UGC-funded students)

HK$84,200 (Non-UGC-funded students)



HK$42,100 (Non-UGC-funded students)


Continuation fee for each semester beyond the normal study period




Examination fee

HK$2,000 (for PhD)

HK$1,500 (for MPhil)



Registration Fee


Upon acceptance of an admission offer to the PhD/MPhil programme, you will be required to pay a non-refundable and non-transferrable registration fee, irrespective of your mode of study.  The registration fee is HK$5,000.


This registration fee will be credited towards the tuition fee, which is payable upon admission to the University.  For scholarship recipients and students eligible for the tuition waiver scheme for local research students offered by the Hong Kong SAR Government who are not required to pay a tuition fee, the registration fee will be refunded after admission.  Requests for waiver or deferred payment of the registration fee will not be considered.  The admission offer will lapse automatically if the student fails to pay the registration fee by the stipulated deadline.


Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Students


The Hong Kong SAR Government has launched a tuition waiver scheme and will provide a non-means-tested tuition waiver to all local students enrolled in UGC-funded research programmes with effect from 2018/19.


Details of the Scheme can be obtained at the University Grants Committee’s website: