Call for Applications - PhD in Economics Early Admission Camp 2023
11 May 2023

The PhD program in Economics is going to host a two-day early admission camp this summer. We are inviting applications from all qualified students. The objective is to let prospective students interact in person with our faculty and students, and get a taste of the study, research, and living environment on the HKUST campus. 

Outstanding participants will be considered for admission to the PhD program commencing fall 2024, as well as nomination for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.




The early admission camp is targeted at:
•    Current undergraduate and postgraduate students who will be graduating by the summer of 2024;
•    Bachelor and/or master’s degree holders who plan to apply for the PhD program commencing in the year 2024.
•    A cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above out of 4.0 or equivalent. 



August 21-22, 2023




The Clear Water Bay campus of HKUST. An online option is available for participants who are not able to physically visit Hong Kong.


Travel Allowance and Accommodation


A travel allowance of up to HKD $2,000 and two-night accommodation will be provided to every invited participant attending in-person.




The activities of the camp include 
•    an information session about the program,
•    meetings with faculty members and PhD students, 
•    a written test and interview, 
•    lunch gatherings with faculty members and PhD students, and
•    campus tour.

Application Deadline and Notification of Result


The deadline for application is July 8, 2023 (Sat). Invitations will be sent out to successful applicants by July 22, 2023 (Sat).


For more details and application procedures, please refer to the PDF file.