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Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme is a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to study in the leading universities of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong PhD fellowship is available for any individual who is academically brilliant, has a track record of achievements, and exhibits leadership qualities. Anyone around the globe can apply to this PhD fellowship program regardless of the place or country of living or birth and ethnic, religious, or political affinities, no restrictions on the prior work experience of the interested fellows.

The Hong Kong PhD scholarship is a scheme established by the Research Grants Council in 2009 to attract the brightest minds in the world to continue their PhD at the Hong-Kong universities.

  • Level of Study: PhD
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Eligible Countries: All countries 
  • Program Period: 3 to 4 years.
  • Deadline: December 1, 2023

Benefits of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024 will provide the following:

  • An annual stipend of  HK$331,200 (approximately US$ 42,460) for up to three years.
  • A travel allowance of HK$13,800 (approximately US$1,760) annually for conferences and research-related relocation.
  • Additional Support will be provided by the university if the PhD extends from 3 years.
  • No prior work experience is required.
  • No application is required for the initial fellowship application.

Eligibility Criteria of Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme:

To be eligible for the Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, applicants must be;

  • Applicants can be from any nationality around the globe.
  • The candidates have to prove that their university education has been conducted in the English language.
  • In case, the applicant’s prior medium of education is not English, applicants has to provide English Proficiency Certificate.
  • Applicants should demonstrate exceptional qualities in terms of academic performance, research ability or potential, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as leadership abilities.
  • The candidate must choose from the given list of 8 universities.

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List of Participating Institutions:

The Hong Kong fellowships supports the applicants to pursue their PhD studies at the following 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
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong

How to Apply for Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme 2024

  • 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 2023 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired universities.
  • Fill the initial Application from HERE
  • After completing an initial application, applicants should submit full applications for their selected PhD programmes to the proposed universities quoting their HKPFS Reference Number before universities’ respective deadlines.
  • For more details on how to apply, VISIT HERE

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the Hong Kong PhD fellowship is 1 December 2023 (11:59pm Hong Kong Time)

For more information about this Hong Kong fellowships, visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE



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