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Are you passionate about research and seeking an exceptional opportunity to pursue a top-tier PhD in a world-renowned academic environment? If so, please be aware that applications for the prestigious Hong Kong PhD fellowships (HKPFS) for the academic year 2024-2025 are now open. You have until December 1, 2023, to submit your application.
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established in 2009 by the Research Grants Council (RGC), is open to all students, regardless of their country of origin, work experience, or ethnic background. These scholarships have welcomed over 3,000 students from approximately 100 countries to Hong Kong. The program covers a wide range of fields, including humanities, business and social studies, engineering, biology, medicine, and physical sciences.
In its previous version, the program awarded 300 fellowships.
Hong Kong’s universities are home to some of the finest facilities and programs in Asia, and even globally. With English as the medium of instruction and a focus on international collaboration, there are numerous research and career opportunities available.
DEADLINE : from September 1st, 2023 until 1December 1st, 2023.
STUDY LEVEL : PhD.
FINANCING: fully funded.
HOST COUNTRY : Hong Kong.
HONG KONG COST OF LIVING : Numbeo.com
Advantages of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowships
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Program provides awardees with an annual stipend of HK$331,200 (approximately $42,460 USD) along with a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,800 (approximately $1,760 USD) per year for a period of up to three years. However, if you require more than three years to complete your Ph.D., please be aware that partner universities may offer you additional support.
For the academic year 2024/2025, the program plans to award 300 PhD fellowships.
Who is eligible for this fellowship?
Candidates, regardless of their country of origin, prior work experience, or ethnic background, are eligible to apply for a full-time PhD at one of the eight universities in Hong Kong.
Eligible Universities for the HKPFS
The program supports awardees in pursuing their PhD studies at the following eight universities funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong:
- City University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Baptist University
- Lingnan University
- Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Education University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- University of Hong Kong
Application procedure for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowships
To apply for the Hong Kong PhD fellowships (HKPFS), follow these simple steps:
- Initial Application: Start by submitting an initial application for the fellowship.
- Preparation and Research: Identify research areas of interest across all eligible universities. Check admission requirements for their programs. Then, contact a potential supervisor and obtain their consent.
- University Admission Application: Finally, after completing the first and second steps, submit an admission application to the universities of your choice.
The admission procedure for a Ph.D. program varies from one university to another:
|City University of Hong Kong
|Hong Kong Baptist University
|Chinese University of Hong Kong
|Education University of Hong Kong
|Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
|University of Hong Kong
For any inquiries regarding this scholarship program in Hong Kong, please email [email protected]. For questions related to Ph.D. programs and admission criteria, please contact the respective universities for information.
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