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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023/24 |  How to Apply

Applications are currently available for International students to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023/24 to undertake their doctorate degree program in Hong Kong, China. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, founded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009, aims to attract outstanding students from all over the world to study PhD programs at Hong Kong universities.

For a period of up to three years, each awardee receives an annual stipend of HK$322,800 (about US$41,400) and a conference and research-based travel allowance of HK$13,500 (about US$1,730). In the 2023/24 academic session, 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded.

  • Study Level: PhD
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023 Benefits

The following are some of the benefits of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students:

  • A HK$322,800 (about US$41,400) annual stipend
  • Each awardee will receive a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,500 (about US$1,730) per year for up to three years.
  • The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme has no application cost charged by the Research Grants Council. Universities, on the other hand, may charge application or other processing fees.

In the academic year 2022/23, 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded. Additional help may be provided by the chosen universities for recipients who require more than three years to earn their PhD degree. Please contact the universities directly for more information.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023 Requirements

Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students:

  • English is a required language.
  • All countries in the world are eligible.
  • Applicants should be seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in UGC-funded Hong Kong institutions, regardless of their country of origin, prior work experience, or ethnic background.
  • Academic achievement, research skill, excellent interpersonal skills, and leadership talents should all be demonstrated by applicants.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023 Universities List

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship assists candidates in pursuing their PhD studies in Hong Kong at the following UGC-funded institutions:

  • 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
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong

How to Apply for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023

How Can I Apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship scheme? To apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023/24, please follow the steps below:

  • Kindly check this link before applying.
  • Fill up the initial application form.
  • [email protected] is the email to send your initial application to the Research Grants Council.
  • (Note: Applications will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. Hong Kong time.)
  • Completed applications should be submitted to the universities that have been recommended.
  • (Applicants should submit full applications for their chosen PhD programs to the proposed universities using their HKPFS Reference Number before the universities’ respective deadlines after completing an initial application.) Please refer to specific universities and PhD programs for details on program information, requirements for PhD admission, application methods, regulations, and policies.)
  • Check here and here for more information on how to apply.

Please visit the official website to learn more about the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students.

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