Dr. ZHI Chunyi (支春義)

Position(s) Available

As long as you have passed the English proficiency test:

English Proficiency Requirements of College of Science and Engineering:

---a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or
---a minimum overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS; or
---a score of 490 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test Band 6; or
---other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based).
(Please note that individual Departments in the College may adopt a higher standard.)

​You are encouraged to apply CityU regular PhD studentship:

The chance will increase with a higher GPA and more peer-reviewed international journal  papers published (Must be SCI and top 50% in category).

Admission Book of CityU PhD students:


To apply (please be noted to apply "Research Degree Program"):


Financial Support for Graduate Students:
Hong Kong government provide a stipend of  > HKD 15,000 per month, 12 months per year, to all successful candidates. Tuition fee may be waived and travel fund will be possible for students with great academic performance.

In case you have a high GPA and an excellent publication record, you are encouraged to apply HKPFS.

Highlight: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPFS, a special scholarship by Hong Kong Government)

Funding and Scholarship

• Monthly stipend of HK$20,000; plus
• Conference and travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year

Entrance Requirements

• Hold a higher degree by research  OR
• Hold a taught Master's degree OR
• Hold a Bachelor's degree with first class honors from a recognised university Extra marks for foreigner applicants.

English Proficiency Requirements

If both teaching media of both your undergraduate and postgraduate courses are English (must provide certificates), you don't need English proficiency test.

​If not:​

• Score results of TOEFL (≥ 79) or IELTS  (≥6.5) in their PhD applications

​Details about Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:


Since our research programs is highly interdisciplinary, bridging chemistry, materials science, as well as environmental and energy science etc., all the lab members will have the opportunities to be exposed to and master a broad spectrum of fundamental and technical knowledge in the synthesis, characterization, polymer composites, as well as energy and environment oriented applications of nanomaterials. Students will also learn project management and presentation proficiency. This skill set is essential for future success in both the academic and industrial environments. All talented and enthusiastic individuals with strong academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Post-doctoral fellow and graduate student positions available: interested applicants should send their CV via emails to <cy.zhi@cityu.edu.hk>. I will try my best to reply all emails.