Applications are now open to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship SchemeProgram 2020-21. Students who have done Bachelors degree (16 years of education) can also apply (Direct Ph.D.). Both the MPhil and Bachelor degree holders can apply for this scholarship.

BS degree holders will be enrolled in a 4-year program however MPhil degree holders will be enrolled in a 3-year program. BS Degree Holders are highly encouraged to apply for this Ph.D. opportunity to study in Hong Kong. DO NoT Miss this Golden Opportunity.

They are offering every Fields of Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business Studies. Do Remember that all the Hong Kong Universities are in Top 100 Rankings in the World in almost every ranking.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Details

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • No. of Scholarships: 250 Ph.D. Fellowships
  • Course LevelPh.D. (Doctorate)
  • Eligible Countries: All Nationalities
  • Financial CoverageFunded
  • Deadline2nd December 2019

List of Universities For Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Following Eight Universities are offering Ph.D. Fellowship Program. The List of Universities is given below.

  • 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

Available Fields & Major

  • Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Technology
  • Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies

Financial Coverage

  • An annual stipend of HK$309,600 (approximately US$39,700)
  • 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.
  • For awardees who need more than three years to complete the Ph.D. degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • Research ability and potential
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership abilities.

Deadline

The last date to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Program 2020-21 is 2nd December 2019

How to Apply

Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 2 December 2019 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for Ph.D. admission to their desired universities.

Applicants may choose up to two programs/ departments at one or two universities for Ph.D. study under HKPFS 2020/21. They should comply with the admission requirements of their selected universities and programs.

As the deadlines for applications to some of the universities may immediately follow that of the Initial Application, candidates should submit initial applications as early as possible to ensure that they have sufficient time to submit applications to universities.

Step 1: Submit Initial Application to Research Grants Council

Open for applications: 1 September 2019 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time

Explanatory Notes for completing the Initial Application (in PDF format)

HKPFS Electronic System – Initial Application

Step 2: Submit Full Applications to Proposed Universities

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

City University of Hong Kong
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

Hong Kong Baptist University
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time)

Lingnan University
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019 (5:00 pm Hong Kong Time)

The Education University of Hong Kong
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time)

The University of Hong Kong
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time)