Lingnan University

Lingnan University (LU) is the only liberal arts university in the territory, and has the longest established tradition among all local institutions of higher education. Its history dates back to 1888 when its forerunner, the prestigious Lingnan University in Guangzhou, was founded. The University seeks to provide its students with quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts tradition from both East and West.

In addition to honours Bachelor's degree programmes, the University also offers Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in Chinese, Cultural Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Translation, Visual Studies, Business, Economics and Social Sciences. Both the MPhil and PhD programmes lead to in-depth study in specific research areas. Full-time MPhil/PhD students will normally be awarded studentships.

The University also offers a number of taught postgraduate programmes, mostly leading to Master degrees, in Accountancy, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, International Banking and Finance, and Practical Philosophy. [More about postgraduate programmes]


Lingnan adopts a student-oriented approach in teaching and learning, and emphasises close faculty-student relationships. Interaction plays an important role in mobilising students to reach for higher levels of intellectual discourse, analytical thinking and independent research abilities.

The University has well-qualified academic staff who are active in research to guide MPhil and PhD students. The academics who serve as supervisors of MPhil and PhD students will closely guide their students in the early phases of their research and thereafter will be responsible for helping them to work independently. [More about teaching & learning]


Lingnan is fully aware of the need to focus its research efforts on its areas of strength. At Lingnan, research and teaching are seen as interactive, one enriching the other field of endeavour. This synergy between teaching and research is particularly relevant to Lingnan, as our teaching exhibits a strong empirical orientation.

As a liberal arts university, Lingnan is fully committed not only to quality teaching, but also to excellence in research. Lingnan prides itself on being a "liberal arts-plus" university that also excels in research. Lingnan proved its world-class research capabilities in the Research Assessment Exercise 2014 conducted by the University Grants Committee. It had among its cost centres a percentage as high as 15% of its output rated as 4-star ("world-leading") which compared well with the sector-wide attainment. [More about research & development]


The University campus is located approximately 2 kilometres north of Tuen Mun Town Centre. It has a total area of about 11 hectares and consists of a main campus and an adjacent secondary campus housing the University's teaching/support facilities and Outdoor Sports Ground. The teaching facilities include lecture theatres, lecture rooms, audio-visual rooms, tutorial rooms, computer laboratories and language laboratories. The University's Sports Complex provides indoor air-conditioned facilities and outdoor sports facilities.

The University endeavours to provide research postgraduate students with financial assistance to enable them to devote their full efforts to their studies and to facilitate their research and professional development. Postgraduate Studentships (PGSs) are awarded to full-time students to support their daily subsistence, tuition fees and other expenses that may arise during the course of their studies. Normally, a full-time MPhil/PhD student will be awarded a PGS. Conference travel scholarships and field trip sponsorships are also available. [More about facilities & resources]

Postgraduate Studies Office, Registry

Hotline: (852) 2616 8750
Fax: (852) 2572 5178 or (852) 2463 9104
Address: Lingnan University
8 Castle Peak Road
Tuen Mun
New Territories, Hong Kong