Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2020/21

August 21st, 2019 Posted in Scholarship news

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 universities

Type of Programs

PhD study under HKPFS 2020/21


Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in the following eight universities, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

  1. City University of Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong Baptist University
  3. Lingnan University
  4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  5. The Education University of Hong Kong
  6. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  7. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  8. The University of Hong Kong

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

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:

Ø Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Technology

Ø Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies

Application Time-frame

Application Opening: 1 September 2019

Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

Please see the following website for application procedure.


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