The following universities in Hong Kong offer students a range of postgraduate education opportunities including the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program:
- Chinese University of Hong Kong
- City University of Hong Kong
- University of Hong Kong
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Hong Kong Baptist University
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
- Lingnan University

Chinese University of Hong Kong welcomes applicants who are seeking admission to its full-time PhD programmes to apply through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

City University of Hong Kong offers the following two types of research degree programmes: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). The programme structure of PhD consists of both coursework and independent research studies sculminating in the submission of a thesis.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Graduate School was established by the Senate in June 1998, and is responsible for the quality assurance and overall management of research postgraduate programmes such as the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

HKUST offers research postgraduate programs in five Schools and an Interdisciplinary Programs Office: Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, Interdisciplinary Programs Office and the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School. The normal duration of study for the full-time PhD programs is three years if a relevant research master's degree is obtained prior to admission, or four years with a first degree.

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