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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2017 / 2018

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2017 / 2018

Deadline: December 1, 2016

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. More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2017/18 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities.

Fellowship

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Application Process

Begin application here.

For more information, see FAQs or visit Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

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