Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme


Likely December 2021

Annual Value

Approximately $39,700 plus a conference and research-related travel allowance


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


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.  The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$309,600 (approximately US$39,700) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approximately US$1,700) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 250 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2020/21 academic year.



Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Evaluation Criteria

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.

Application Procedures

Complete application instructions are located here: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/apply.html.

Further Information

HKPFS website has further information about this fellowship opportunity.  Questions about the HKPFS should be directed to HKPF@ugc.edu.hk.

View the information leaflet.


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