Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023/2024 | Apply Now

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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023/2024 | Apply Now


The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), aims to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's universities.


Candidates seeking admission as new full-time PhD students at the eight universities listed below should be eligible to apply, regardless of their country of origin, prior work experience, or ethnic background.

  • 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

Applicants must have exceptional academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Fellowship Award

For a period of up to three years, each awardee receives an annual stipend of HK$325,200 (approximately US$41,690) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,600 (approximately US$1,740). In the academic year 2023/24, 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded*. Additional support may be provided by the chosen universities for awardees who require more than three years to complete their PhD degree. Please contact the universities directly for more information.

Selection Panel

Shortlisted applications will be reviewed by one of the two Selection Panels comprised of experts in the relevant board areas, depending on their areas of study:

Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business Studies Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, and Technology

Selection Criteria

While academic excellence is the primary consideration for candidates, the Selection Panels will also consider the following factors:

Academic excellence; research potential and ability; communication and interpersonal skills; and leadership abilities

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