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.
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
Level/Field of study:
Eligible PhD Programmes offered by participating institutions. For details of PhD programmes offered by individual institutions, please refer to their respective websites (links found above).
Number of Awards:
250 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2020/21 academic year
The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$309,600 (approximately US$39,700) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approximately US$1,700) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years.
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.
Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 1 December 2019 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired universities.
It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the official website and the specific websites of the participating institutions (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html
Deadline: 1 Dec 2019 (annual)
Study in: Hong Kong, China
Course starts September 2020