24 months
2296 USD/year
2296 USD/year
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The Philosophy programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong aims to provide solid academic training to students in philosophy, especially in the following specialized areas: Chinese/ Eastern philosophy, Anglo-American philosophy, Continental-European philosophy and comparative philosophy.


At Philosophy programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong  we currently have about 30 MPhil and PhD students, who are under the supervision of our full-time professors. The diverse research interests of our faculty cover most areas of mainstream philosophy, being particularly strong in Chinese philosophy. In the past few decades, research in Anglo-American as well as Continental European philosophy has become prominent, with outstanding research outputs in the fields of phenomenology, ethics, and philosophy of mind.

Students at Philosophy programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong will:

  • Enhance ability and skill to undertake rigorous independent research in specialized areas in philosophy.
  • Serve local and overseas academic communities and other professional sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Monitoring Courses
  • Tang Chun-I Visiting Professorship Graduate Seminars
  • Postgraduate courses
  • Research Methodology Seminar
  • Selected Philosophical Issues
  • Improving Postgraduate Learning 
  • Research Ethics Training
  • Language Courses 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


23 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy or a related field from a recognized university
  • Have sufficient knowledge of general logic
  • Submit a self-statement (about 2,000 words, in either Chinese or English) which would include a proposal of their MPhil thesis and academic interests 
  • Submit a paper (8-12 pages for English, or 6,000-10,000 words for Chinese) on a topic in philosophy
  • Attend an interview (shortlisted applicants)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2296 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2296 USD per year during 24 months.


Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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