2017/2018 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Applicants

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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities. 

Sponsor: Research Grants Council

Fellowship Benefits

  • An annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000)
  • 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.
  • For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities.


December 1, 2016


To be eligible for this fellowship, you must:

  • Demonstrate outstanding academic performance
  • Possess research potential
  • Have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Show leadership abilities


To apply for the 2017/2018 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, you’re required to note the following:

  1. You’re to choose from any of the participating institutions below:
  • 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
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong
  1. You should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System, to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 1 December 2016 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to your desired universities.
  2. You may choose up to two programmes / departments at one or two universities for PhD study under HKPFS 2017/18. You should comply with the admission requirements of your selected universities and programmes.
  3. Then you submit full application to your proposed university.

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check fellowship Official Page


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