Each PhD student is required to complete 4 compulsory courses and at least 2 elective courses with a total of 12 units during the pre-candidacy stage. Students are also required to complete a seminar course every academic year and must register for the relevant thesis research course every term throughout their studies. Each PhD student is required to pass the candidacy examination, submit a thesis proposal and pass an oral examination of the thesis proposal within the maximum period of his/her pre-candidacy stage for the advancement to his/her post-candidacy stage.
Each student is required to register for a thesis research course every term throughout his/her study period. In addition, each student must take the seminar course every academic year. Each student is required to submit a thesis and pass the oral defence of the thesis for graduation.
Fields of Specialization
Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics
Neural, Vascular, and Metabolic Biology
Developmental and Regenerative Biology
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In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours (preferably with Second Upper Honours or above) in a field related to biomedical or life sciences.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview to be conducted at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.