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Student Summer Workshop, 7-9 August 2018

The Graduate Division of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EASC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is the only interdisciplinary programme in the region that focuses on critical facets of the basic and applied sciences of the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and the interactions between them. Research interests of its dynamic faculty span the whole spectrum of Earth system science. The new graduate programme aims to educate and mentor outstanding young scientists for careers in academic, government, and the private sector.
Division website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/eas/

The workshop is FREE of charge. It will also provide

  • On-campus accommodation for 4 nights (check-in 6 August 2018 /check-out 10 August, 2018)
  • A welcome lunch
  • Funding for travel expenses may be available upon financial support application


This Student Summer Workshop organized by the EASC is open to all potential applicants to our PhD programme, to be admitted in Fall 2019. We welcome undergraduate students in their 3rd / final year of study or master students to apply. 20 students will be invited to the workshop, to be held on the campus of CUHK. Every workshop participant will be interviewed for the PhD admission. The first batch of PhD offers will be made shortly after the workshop.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. The Fellowship provides

  • monthly stipend of HK$20,000
  • conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year

We strongly encourage applicants who are seeking admission to our full-time PhD programmes to apply through the HKPFS. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, research ability and potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Tentative Schedule of the Workshop

Day 1
(7 August 2018, Tue)
Day 2
(8 August 2018, Wed)
Day 3
(9 August 2018, Thu)
-Introduction to the PhD Programme
-Tour to the Museum of Climate Change
-Welcome Lunch
-Research Seminars
-Research Seminars
-Group Meetings with EASC Professors & Students
-Poster Session
-Campus Tour
-Admission Interview


  • Is there a quota of the number of PhD candidates to admit during the summer workshop?
    We will give PhD offers to top attendees but don’t set any target number of admission. In a sense, the workshop is NOT a competition among workshop attendees. You will only prove to our faculty members that you are an excellent PhD candidate.

  • Should I bring any documents with me? Does a resume help?
    Bring your updated CV if it is different from the one you submitted through the application website. You can bring anything that you think will help to promote yourself.

  • What is the language to be conducted during the interview / poster session?
    The summer workshop, including the interview and poster session, will be conducted in English.

  • Is power point presentation needed during the workshop?
    No. There will be no time slot reserved for power point presentations by the students.

  • Any tips for me to prepare the interview?
    We suggest you to prepare for the interview ahead. Evaluation criteria include, but not limited to, academic excellence, research interests and experience, English proficiency. Each attendee will be jointly interviewed by the EAS faculty members for about 30 minutes.

  • Will there be an exam?
    All participants will be interviewed individually by their potential supervisors. A few participants will be invited to take a written test. The selected participants of the written test will receive another notification email with details by the end of June.

Application Process and Deadline

Online Application: Here
Application Deadline: 15 June 2018

All the application results will be announced via email by the end of June.
Information leaflet could be downloaded here.


For general enquiries, please call (852) 3943 9624/ 3943 3794 or e-mail to eas@cuhk.edu.hk.

Past Workshops

2017 2016