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Entrance Requirements


Financial Support

  • Stipend of HK$18,470/month (subject to revision) for full-time research students based on academic merit (subject to the decision of the department)
  • Conference Attendance Grant of HK$25,000 in total for normal study period
  • Tuition scholarships for students with outstanding academic records

Please refer to the GS website for more details.


3-year Direct-entry PhD

Admittees' Qualification: Master's degree with research component
Normal Study Period: 3 years
Maximum Study Period: 5 years
Credit Requirements & Study Timeline

213year PhD

# Students who fail the compulsory PhD Qualification Exam will be required to exit with the MPhil degree (subject to meeting all the relevant MPhil requirements).

4-year Direct-entry PhD

Admittees' Qualification: Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree without research component

Normal Study Period: 4 years

Maximum Study Period: 6 years

Credit Requirements & Study Timeline
214year PhD
# Students who fail the compulsory PhD Qualification Exam will be required to exit with the MPhil degree (subject to meeting all the relevant MPhil requirements).


Curricular Requirements

Research Methodology Courses

Minimum 6 credits (minimum two subjects of the following six subjects):

  • MM6001 Research Methodology
  • MM6004 Research Methods for Behavioural Research
  • AF6003 Econometric Methods
  • AF6005 Microeconomic Foundations of Financial Economics
  • LGT6006 Statistics and Game Theoretic Methods for Business Analysis and Decisions
  • LGT6204 Inventory and Supply Chain Management


Specialized Subjects

Maximum 12 credits (maximum four, with no more than 6 credits for 3-year PhD / 9 credits for 4-year PhD from Guided study subjects)

Specialized Subjects offered by LMS:

  • LGT6201 Optimization Models and Methodologies
  • LGT6202 Stochastic Models and Decision under Uncertainty
  • LGT6203 Maritime and Air Transportation Economics
  • LGT6801 Guided Study in Logistics I
  • LGT6802 Guided Study in Logistics II
  • LGT6803 Guided Study in Logistics III

Research Seminar Subjects

3 credits (3-year PhD) or 4 credits (4-year PhD): Attendance of at least 30 or 40 research seminars

Ethics Subject

HTI6081 Ethics: Research, Professional and Personal Perspectives (1 Credit)


LGT6222 University Teaching/Research Practicum (2 Credits)

English Enhancement Subjects

Subject to the results of Research Language Skills Assessment (0 - 5 Credits)


  1. Starting from the 2022/23 intake cohort, all research students are required to complete the e-Learning module on “Understanding China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, P.R.C.” in English before thesis submission as a graduation requirement. Details:
  2. Students can exit with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree (subject to meeting all the relevant MPhil requirements).

Applicants should submit application online for fall-semester admission at eAdmission. Please click here for the prospectus.

Note: GMAT or GRE results are required. Applicants with a GMAT score below 600; or a GRE score below 150 for verbal reasoning component and/or below 162 for quantitative reasoning component must have a strong academic record and/or extensive experience in their interested field to demonstrate their research potential. You are not required to submit the GMAT/GRE result at the time of application. However, you must fulfil the requirement before programme registration.


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