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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students
International Office   Monday, September 23, 2019

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.

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

Course Level: Doctoral (PhD) Degree.

Subject(s): Eligible PhD Programmes offered by participating institutions.


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.

Deadline: 1 Dec 2019 (annual)

For more detail about eligibility and how to apply,


Keywords: Scholarships