Monday, December 8, 2008

Postgraduate Research Scholarship Hongkong University

Postgraduate research opportunity - Department of Geography, the University of Hong Kong

A postgraduate research opportunity, either at MPhil or PhD levels, starting in September 2009 is available in the research area of tourism and sustainable livelihoods. The successful applicant would be admitted as a full-time candidate and will be part of a university funded multi-year research project entitled “Tourism as a form of livelihood diversification: a case study from Lantau, Hong Kong”.

Ph.D. applicants with a research masters degree, or Master of Philosophy applicants with an honours degree in tourism, recreation, leisure, local economic development, or relevant disciplines, are welcome to apply. Preferences will be given to applicants who are interested in varied research design and is capable of working in a diverse cultural setting.

All applicants are subject to a rigorous screening process in view of limited places available in the department. Details of the University of Hong Kong’s research degree minimum entrance requirements and application process can be found at

The University of Hong Kong’s research degree application deadline is December 31st, however in the first instance applicants should send a letter of interest and C.V. to Dr. Teresa C.H. Tao by December 15th. The letter of interest will not be treated as an official application.
Full-time research postgraduate students at the University of Hong Kong are eligible for a postgraduate studentship that equates to a monthly stipend of HK$13100 (subject to university review) for 3 years of Ph.D. and 2 years for Master of Philosophy.