250 Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) in Hong Kong, 2019/20

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



Scholarships Number and Award:

The Fellowship provides each awardee with 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 a period of up to three years.

250 Ph.D. Fellowships will be awarded in the 2019/20 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the Ph.D. degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.


Education Level & Subject:

Ph.D. program in the provided university in Hong Kong



Candidates who are seeking admission as new full-time Ph.D. 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.

How to Apply:

Before applying carefully read the FAQ. The initial application must be submitted through the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Electronic System.



December 1, 2018


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