Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2018/2019

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Country: Hong Kong

Deadline: 2017-12-01

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.

Scholarship Provider

Research Grant Council (RGC), Hong Kong

Target group

International students

Program Offered

Any discipline offered by the university

Course Level

MPhil and PhD

Host Institutions

  • 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

Deadline to apply

1st December 2017

Scholarship value

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.

Number of Scholarship

More than 230


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

For specific requirements please visit the participating university website.

How to Apply

  • First make an “Initial Application”online through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System.
  • Then, submit applications for PhD admission to their desired universities.
  • Applicants may choose up to two programs / departments at one or two universities for PhD study under HKPFS 2018/19.
  • As the deadlines for applications to some of the universities may immediately follow that of the Initial Application, candidates should submit initial applications as early as possible to ensure that they have sufficient time to submit applications to universities.

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Application Fee

For initial application there is no application fee. But for the 2nd step of application through university, some university charges application fee.

Further Information

Please visit the official scholarship website: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html