13 August 2013


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 institutions.
Candidates who are seeking admission as new
full time PhD students in the following eight
institutions, 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 Hong Kong Institute of Education
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong University of Science and
The University of Hong Kong
Applicants should demonstrate outstanding
qualities of academic performance, research
ability / potential, communication and
interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
Fellowship Award
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of
HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) 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 three years. About 135 PhD Fellowships will
be awarded in each academic year*. For
awardees who need more than three years to
complete their PhD studies, additional support
may be provided by the chosen institutions. For
details, please contact the institutions
concerned directly.
* Institutions in Hong Kong normally start their
academic year in September.
Selection Panel
Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas
of studies, will be reviewed by one of the
following two Selection Panels comprising
experts in the relevant board areas:
sciences, medicine, engineering and technology
humanities, social sciences and business studies
Selection Criteria
While candidates' academic excellence is the
primary consideration, the Selection Panels will
take into account factors as follows:
Academic excellence;
Research ability and potential;
Communication and interpersonal skills; and
Leadership abilities.

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