The Department of Economics of CUHK will organize a recruitment camp via Zoom for prospective PhD students from June 10 to 11, 2022. It gives an unique opportunity for high calibre candidates to intensively experience the prospect of pursuing PhD studies and interact with our faculty members on an one-to-one basis. It is also a special channel for us to further your research interests and potentials. Outstanding participants will be specifically considered by the Department for an early admission to our 2023/24 PhD programme.


Application Deadline

Applicants should submit applications through the online application system by HKT 1:00pm of May 13, 2022 (Fri). No application fee would be charged. Late applications will not be considered. Invitations will be sent out to shortlisted candidates by May 27, 2022. Unsuccessful applicants would not be informed individually. 


Application Requirement

The recruitment camp is mainly targeted for:

  1. current undergraduate/ postgraduate students who would be graduating by July 2023;
  2. bachelor/ master degree holders who plan to apply for the 2023/24 PhD programme

Other requirement(s):

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.6 or above out of 4.0 or equivalent; OR
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 3.3 to 3.59 out of 4.0 can also apply but have to demonstrate excellent research potential by a strong recommendation letter
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with academic publication(s) in English and/or paper presentation(s) in international conference(s).


Application Procedures

  • Applicants are required to complete the online application form and upload the following documents* in the following order to support their application:
  1. Resume
  2. Academic transcript(s) and graduation certificate(s) of undergraduate and postgraduate studies (if applicable)
  3. Score report(s) of TOEFL/ IELTS (Optional)
  4. Personal statement including research ideas and experience, and future planning for a research career written in English (Word limit: 1000 words)
  5. Abstract of conference presentations or publications (if any)
  6. A copy of Hong Kong Identity Card for local applicants or Passport/ID document for non-local applicants

*Please combine item 1 to item 5 mentioned above into one PDF file for upload and name the file in the format "your English name_Supporting" . (Size limit: 20MB)

*For item 6, please name the file in the format "your English name_ID Copy" or "your English name_Passport Copy"  and upload it as a separate file in the online system. (Size limit: 5MB)

  • Applicants who process a cumulative GPA of 3.3 to 3.59 out of 4.0 or equivalent are required to submit a recommendation letter written by their referee to support their applications (Optional for applicants who process a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or above). Please inform your referee to send the confidential recommendation letter to directly by quoting your application number on or before HKT 1:00pm of May 16, 2022 (Mon).


Programme Schedule (Tentative)



June 10, 2022 (Fri)

Opening Ceremony;  Academic Talk(s)/Seminar(s); Students' Presentations

June 11, 2022 (Sat)

Written Exam; Meeting with Faculty members and our PhD students; Closing Ceremony



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