PhD Student Positions in Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. CityU ranks among the top universities in Asia (#15 according to THE Asia University Rankings 2019) and the world (#52 according to QS World University Rankings 2020).

The Department of Media and Communication at CityU is a top-ranked program in Hong Kong according to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) conducted in 2014. It has an outstanding international faculty, including many world-renowned scholars in the field of media and communication. We are at the forefront of research in computational communication, health communication, media effects, new and emerging media, and political communication.

The Department hosts a large and renowned PhD program, currently having 40 students who all receive financial support for 4 years of study from either the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (HKPFS) or from CityU or other sources. The program is highly selective with the acceptance rates of around 10% and offers outstanding opportunities for career development, in Asia and internationally. The student body is diverse, with current students representing 10 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.

We are currently looking for motivated students to join our PhD program and conduct research in the following areas:

-Computational Communication

-Health Communication

-New Media and Technology

-Political Communication

We invite students with strong promise and commitment to apply for our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in media and communication. Students with BA, MA or MPhil degrees are eligible to apply for admission to the PhD program. Successful applicants will receive generous studentships covering tuition and a stipend (approx. HK$25,800/per month for HKPFS awardees and HK$17,000 per month for others) for a duration of four years. The Department will also provide additional research and travel support and offer a range of professional development workshops and events for our PhD students.

Application deadline: December 2nd, 2019

To learn more about our PhD program and the applications procedures, please visit:

For more information on how to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), please visit this page: