PhD in Chinese Medicine

PhD in Chinese Medicine

Admission Requirements

Applicants should:
(i)have a recognized Master's degree in Chinese Medicine, biomedical-related or chemical sciences, or
(ii)have a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours at second upper division or equivalent, and have been registered in a course of study for a Master's degree at this University for at least one year and have demonstrated research ability.

For the general qualifications required for admission to the Graduate School please refer to the following website:


The programme is research oriented. A Student may be required to attend and participate in seminars/workshops of the School, as well as those of relevant topics offered by other departments as deemed appropriate by the supervisors. They also have to present seminars summarizing research work performed. A total of at least 36 units with a written thesis are required for graduation. The 36 units should be taken from the following sections:

Seminars/Special Studies (one unit for each item) 6
Research for Thesis 30
Total 36

Fields of Specialization

  • Pharmacological, biological, and biochemical properties of Chinese medicines
  • Evidence based study of Chinese Medicine
  • Clinical and experimental study of acupuncture
  • Basic theory & literature research in Chinese medicine
  • R&D of Chinese medicinal products for health
  • Phytochemistry & quality control of Chinese medicines

Tuition Fee (Provisional)

HK$42,100 per annum (Full-time) and HK$63,000 per annum (Part-time) The tuition fee for part-time mode is calculated in self-finance basis.

Application Procedures


  • Applicants should send all the required support documents to the School of Chinese Medicine:
    1. Application Fee Receipt (Not necessary for credit card payment through online application);
    2. Copies of identity card or passport;
    3. Official Transcripts from the University attended by applicants*;
    4. Copies of degree certificates;
    5. Other copies of certifications, for example, Chinese medicines program certificates or transcripts;
    6. One of the following documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate School's English Language Proficiency Requirement;
      • Copies of degree from a university in Hong Kong or an English speaking country; or
      • Certifying letter of a pass in English of HKALE, or HKHLE, or HKDSE issued by The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA); or
      • Copy of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination in which Level 4 or above in the English Language subject is possessed; or
      • Copies of a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country; or
      • Photocopy of a pass in English of CUHK Matriculation Exam.;  or
      • Original score reports/certificates of one of the following tests in which the score fulfilled the following requirements.  (Only original valid official score report sent directly from the test organization to the University will be accepted. Original examinee’s score report will not be accepted).
        • TOEFL (not lower than 550 paper based, 213 computer based, and 79 internet based);
        • GMAT (Verbal not lower than 21);
        • IELTS (Academic) (not lower than Band 6.5);
    7. Confidential Recommendations from Two referees respectively*;

* Official Transcripts and Confidential Recommendation must reach the respective divisions directly from the University and referees, or in sealed envelopes and send by the applicant with other support documents to the Graduate Division.


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Address: School of Chinese Medicine, Room G08, Lee Wai Chun Building, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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