300 Hong Kong PhD Fellowships for International Students 2022/2023 (Fully-Funded)

300 Hong Kong PhD Fellowships for International Students 2022/2023 (Fully-Funded)


If you have a dream of studying in Hong Kong as an international student there is an opportunity for you. The The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) is open for all interested international students in every part of the world. You can apply for this Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme which is fully funded. This is an annual scholarship which commences at the beginning of each academic session.

This The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme was established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009. The primary aim is to attract the best and brightest students in the world to enroll for their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities.

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

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

Program Title: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

Program Type: PhD Study Level.

Slots: There are 300 Fellowships to be funded.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: International Students.

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

You have to be an international student who wants to study in Hong Kong (no matter your country of origin),

If you have prior work experience and ethnic background, you should be eligible to apply.

You have to demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Apart from candidates’ academic excellence which is of primary consideration, the Selection Panels will also take into account factors as follows:

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

 Eligible Participating Universities

Candidates interested in this opportunity should 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


The Fellowship makes available an annual stipend of HK$322,800 (approximately US$41,400) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,500 (approximately US$1,730) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2022/23 academic year (Universities in Hong Kong normally start their academic year in September).

Application Procedure

If you are eligible for this programme you 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.

Application Deadline: December 1 (Always check the website for the current deadline since this is an annual programme)

Official Website

Visit the official website for the scholarship programme for more information.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details.

Why you should study in Hong

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) says Hong Kong has long been the primary gateway to China. This place is home to an ancient and rich culture, including stunning natural beauty. You can easily travel to China if you wish. Frequent air links from Hong Kong’s international airport, efficient rail services and some of the world’s largest fleets of high-speed and overnight ferries make China easily accessible.

In Hong Kong you will find some of the world’s greatest sites – the Great Wall, the Silk Road, The Bund in cosmopolitan Shanghai, the mighty Yangtze River and the rugged and magical landscape of Guilin. So you will not have a dull moment at all especially away from academic work.


This is a great opportunity for you to study in Hong Kong using a fully funded scholarship scheme. Hong Kong is always a well sought-after destination for international students because of the very accommodating living condition that makes it easy for anyone to adapt in that country.

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