Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 2022-23

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 2022-23

Many students want to further their education but they are often set back by lack of funds to do so. If you are among such international students this article will be of help to you if you’re interested in studying a Ph.D programme in Hong Kong.

About Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) was established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009. The scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities.

Who is Eligible? 

If you 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, you are eligible to apply.

  • 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

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

Fellowship Award 

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme provides an annual stipend of HK$325,200 (approximately US$41,690) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,600 (approximately US$1,740) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2023/24 academic year*. For beneficiaries who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.

Selection Panel

Applicants that have been shortlisted, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the following two Selection Panels comprising experts in the relevant board areas:

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

Selection Criteria

Though 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.

Finally!

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme is a great opportunity for international students to further their studies without getting worried about how to fund the programmes. Anyone interested in this programme can become a beneficiary if they follow the correct guidelines for application. You can check the official website of the Fellowship opportunity for more information.

About Chinenye

Chinenye is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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