Unleash your research potential at APS: EdUHK doesn’t only train teachers but also young policy scholars!
Founded in 2012, the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) offers four taught-degree master and bachelor programs. We also train research postgraduate students (PhD and MPhil) since then. A new specialization in policy studies is also to be launched under the umbrella Doctor of Education (EdD) program (subject to final approval) in 2021.
APS is dedicated to groom our doctoral students into highly capable young scholars in public policy, by training them with not only state-of-the-field theories but also essential methodological tools. The Department’s recognized strength in public policy, social welfare, public management, communication studies, and international political economy is underpinned by a team of outstanding faculty members with established reputation in the field. Fully funded by various scholarship schemes, our research students are also eligible for generous financial support from the University and the Department to facilitate their research work. Offered with precious opportunities to teach undergraduate students and serve as tutors for master students, our PhD students are able to get hands-on teaching experience that are invaluable for their academic career in the near future.
We are extremely proud that 60% of our current PhD students are awardees of the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, the city’s flagship scholarship program offered by the University Grants Committee as well as the Education Bureau’s Belt and Road Scholarship. Such a high percentage of ownership of external competitive scholarships is very exceptional in Hong Kong’s public universities, and speaks volumes of APS’ quality of PhD training.
APS has one of the most international teams of PhD students in the EdUHK, with students coming from Russia, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Turkey, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Our students hold bachelor and master degrees from leading universities in Asia and even around the world: London School of Economics, University College London, National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, Colorado State University, Moscow State University, Sun Yat-sen University, Renmin University of China, and National Graduate Institute for Public Policy of Japan.
Our PhD graduates have all secured enviable academic positions in reputable universities in the region, appointed as assistant professors in Lingnan University, South China University of Technology, and South China Normal University. Come to know some of our rising stars and see their stunning research achievements!
We are now inviting applications to EdUHK’s PhD programs of 2021/22 Academic Year. Full scholarships are generously provided. The APS Department is also about to launch the specialisation in policy studies under EdUHK’s EdD program in 2021. Please don’t hesitate to visit our website for more information https://www.eduhk.hk/aps.