Hong Kong PhD Fellowships for International Students 2024/2025 (Fully-Funded)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowships for International Students 2024/2025 (Fully-Funded)
Hong Kong PhD Fellowships for International Students 2024/2025 (Fully-Funded)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowships Program 2024/2025: Welcoming students from around the world, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Program offers comprehensive funding for doctoral studies in Hong Kong, set to commence in the upcoming academic term.

Initiated by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Program (HKPFS) is designed to draw the most exceptional and talented students from across the globe, encouraging them to embark on their PhD journeys within the esteemed universities of Hong Kong.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.

Fellowship to be Taken at: Hong Kong’s universities.

Funding Amount: See Program Benefits.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Number of Awards: 300 Fellowships to be funded.

Study Level: PhD Study Level.

Nationality: International Students.

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The Hog Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024/25 | Eligibility Criteria

To be able to participate in the  program for this academic year, you will meet the following eligibility conditions.

  • Candidates should be an international student seeking to study in Hong Kong (irrespective of their country of origin),
  • Applicants should prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.
  • Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

While candidates’ academic excellence is of 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.

Eligible Participating Universities

Candidates are to seek admission as new full time PhD students in the following eligible participating eight universities;

  • 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

Fellowship Benefits

  • The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$331,200 (approximately US$42,460) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,800 (approximately US$1,760) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years.
  • 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2024/25 academic year (Universities in Hong Kong normally start their academic year in September).
  • For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities.

Application Procedures For Hong Kong PhD Fellowships

Interested and eligible candidates will need to apply directly to any of participating universities listed above. Information on enrolment for the fellowship scheme will be provided by the individual universities.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details.

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