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Research Postgraduate Programme

Ph.D. Study Opportunities at the LML Department

EdUHK is one of the eight Hong Kong government-funded tertiary institutions that support high-quality doctoral-level research generously. Details of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme may be found here.


Entrance Requirements

A Master's degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or A Bachelor's degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

English Language Requirements*

Applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's degree at a university where the programme was taught and assessed in English are not required to demonstrate competency through one of the following minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) or 215 (computer-based test); or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

*Individual field of study such as English language may have higher requirement.

Non-local Applicants

We welcome applications from local and non-local applicants. If you are required to obtain a student visa/entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration in order to study in Hong Kong, you are regarded as a non-local applicant (subject to confirmation from the Hong Kong Immigration Department). Indication of residence status does not form a criterion for selection.


Non-local applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as it often takens considerable time for the Hong Kong Immigration Department to process your visa applications.

Submission of Application

Applicants can submit their application online at The University does not accept paper applications. Upon successful submission of application, applicants will receive an application acknowledgement by email.


Enquiries about the Application, please contact Dr Andy Chin,   

For more information about the Doctor of Education programme, please click here


For more information about the Doctor of Philosophy programme, please click here.  


Areas of Research Supervision

NameResearch Interests
Dr CHEN Hsueh Chu RebeccaExperimental Phonetics, Inter-language Phonology, Intelligibility and Accent Studies, Perception and Production, Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Learning
Dr CHIN Chi On AndySociolinguistics, Chinese linguistics (dialectal grammar, typology, linguistic change), Corpus-based studies of languages and Discourse Analysis
Dr LEE Fung King JackieLanguage and gender, English grammar teaching
Dr LUK Pei Sui ZoeFirst/Second language acquisition on morphosyntax (I am interested in how learners learn, and not language pedagogy), Cognitive approaches to grammar, Japanese
Dr MA Qing AngelSecond Language Vocabulary Acquisition, Corpus linguistics, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL)
Dr WANG LixunCorpus linguistics, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Multilingual Education, English-Chinese translation studies
Dr XIE Qin    Topics within the area of language assessment

Postgraduate Studentship

All full-time research students admitted to the Research Postgraduate Programmes (RPg) are automatically considered for Research Postgraduate Studentship (RPGS). As a form of scholarship, RPGS provides the RPg students with financial assistance to study the programme. RPGS is given based on academic merit; and the award is not taxable income. The value of the studentship shall be determined by the University from time to time. RPGS holders may also simultaneously be recipients of government loans and grants, and they may receive other scholarship awards on condition that this does not violate the terms and conditions of the other awards.


Holders of RPGS are required to undertake duties that carry educational benefits for the holders, such as, but not limited to, other research/academic activities, as assigned by the University. The amount of the duties shall not exceed, on average, 10 working hours per week in any full twelve-month period.


For more details, please click here.

PhD Fellowship Scheme

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's universities.


Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in The Education University of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.


For more details, please click here.