Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students


Brief description: Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.


Eligibility:

Those who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Host Institution(s):

The HKPF supports the awardees to pursue their PhD studies at UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong:

• City University of Hong Kong • Hong Kong Baptist University • Lingnan University • The Chinese University of Hong Kong • The Education University of Hong Kong • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology • The University of Hong Kong

Fellowship Award

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years. More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2018/19 academic year

Selection Panel

Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the following two Selection Panels comprising experts in the relevant board areas:

  • Science, Medicine, Engineering and Technology

  • Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies


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