Applications are invited for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students. Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong offers more than 250 PhD Fellowships for a period of up to three years in the 2019/2020 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 1 December 2018
Study in :
Providers : Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study : Fellowships are awarded to study all subjects offered by

the City University of Hong Kong;

Hong Kong Baptist University;

Lingnan University;

The Chinese University of Hong Kong;

The Hong Kong Institute of Education;

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;

The University of Hong Kong.

Benefits for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$301,200 (approximately US$38,600) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,600 (approximately US$1,600) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years.

Number of Scholarships for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme: 

250 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2019/20 academic year*. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities.

Nationality: International students

Eligibility for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:

Eligible Countries: International students can apply for this PhD Fellowship Scheme.

Entrance Requirements: Candidates who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in the following eight universities, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience, and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

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

English Language Requirements for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme: 

For applicants from non-English speaking universities, unless they provide proof that English is the language of instruction for all courses, they are required to attach score results of TOEFL or IELTS in their PhD applications to the universities concerned. This requirement is exempted if their proposed PhD studies/programmes are specifically in non-English medium, e.g. in Chinese language. Please note that since the UGC-funded universities determine the admission requirements of their PhD programmes, whether applicants need to submit results of any other specific tests is subject to the requirements of individual universities. In general, good results obtained from an open examination widely recognized by international academic institutions will be very useful for universities and Selection Panels of the Scheme to assess one’s intellectual and language competency.

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