Applications are invited for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students. Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong offers more than 230 PhD Fellowships for a period of up to three years in the 2018/2019 academic year.

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

Deadline : City University of Hong Kong- 1 December 2017;

Hong Kong Baptist University-1 December 2017;

Lingnan University-3 December 2017;

The Chinese University of Hong Kong-1 December 2017;

The Hong Kong Institute of Education-1 December 2017;

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-1 December 2017;

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology-4 December 2017  and The University of Hong Kong-1 December 2017.

Study in :
Providers : Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study : All subjects

Benefits for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:

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.  For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.

Number of Awards: More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2018/19 academic year.

Eligibility for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme: 

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.

Nationality: 

International students can apply for this PhD Fellowship Scheme.

College Admission Requirement for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:

Entrance Requirement: Those who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in UGC-funded universities 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.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: 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 recognised 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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