Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme For International Students

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme For International Students
Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme For International Students

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme For International Students 2022-2023, the scholarship allows a Ph.D. level program(s) in the field of All Subjects offered at the selected Universities. The deadline for the scholarship is open.

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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.

Level of Degree:

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme For International Students is available to undertake Ph.D. level programs.

Field of Study:

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$322,800 (approximately US$41,400) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,500 (approximately US$1,730) per year for each awardee for a period of up to three years. 300 Ph.D. Fellowships will be awarded in the 2022/23 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.

Nationalities that are Eligible:

All Nationalities

Criteria for Eligibility:

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

Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 1 December 2021 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for Ph.D. admission to their desired universities.

Applicants may choose up to two programmes/departments at one or two universities for Ph.D. study under HKPFS 2022/23. They should comply with the admission requirements of their selected universities and programmes.

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.

Open for applications

1 September 2021 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time

Application closes

Before 1 December 2021


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