Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Description

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions – especially to you Jamaican scholars.

Hong Kong RGC: Doctoral (PhD) Degree

Deadline: 1 Dec 2017 (annual)

Study in:  Hong Kong, China

Course starts:  September 2018

Host Institution(s)

The HKPF supports the awardees to pursue their PhD studies at UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong:

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
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Hong Kong

Level/Field of study

Eligible PhD Programmes offered by participating institutions. For details of PhD programmes offered by individual institutions, please refer to their respective websites (links found above).

Number of Awards: More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2018/19 academic year

Target group: International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Eligibility

Those who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

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

Application instructions

Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 1 December 2017 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired universities.

It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the official website and the specific websites of the participating institutions (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

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Apply for this lucrative annual Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students to research in Hong Kong with your share US$30,000.
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