Deadline: December 1, 2016
Location: Hong Kong
Type: Full Scholarship
Number of Awards: 230
Scholarship benefits: Annual stripen approximately US$30,000 + US$1,300 for a conference and research-related travel allowance

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)  was stablished by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, aiming to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities.

All candidates from any countries can apply to these 8 universities:

  1. City University of Hong Kong
    Application Deadline: 6 December 2016
  2. Hong Kong Baptist University
    Application Deadline: 1 December 2016 (11:59 p.m. Hong Kong Time)
  3. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Application Deadline: 1 December 2016 (5:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time)
  4. The Education University of Hong Kong
    Application Deadline : 1 December 2016
  5. The Education University of Hong Kong
    Application Deadline : 1 December 2016
  6. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Application Deadline: 1 December 2016
  7. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Application Deadline: 4 December 2016
  8. The University of Hong Kong
    Application Deadline: 1 December 2016

Selection Criteria

Besides academic excellence as a primary consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account factors as follows:

  1. Academic excellence;
  2. Research ability and potential;
  3. Communication and interpersonal skills; and
  4. Leadership abilities.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Submit Initial Application to Research Grants Council

Explanatory Notes for completing the Initial Application (in PDF format)
HKPFS Electronic System – Initial Application

**Application is open from September 1, 2016 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time.

  • Step 2: Submit Full Applications to Proposed Universities

After completing an initial application, applicants should submit full applications for their selected PhD programmes to the proposed universities quoting their HKPFS Reference Number before the universities’ respective deadlines. As regards programme information, requirements for PhD admission, application methods, regulations and policy of individual universities, please refer to individual universities and PhD programmes for information.

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