Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024-25, Study in China.

  • Fully Funded
  • China Universities
  • PhD, Fellowship
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • China
  • 12/01/2023
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Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024-25, Study in China.Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024-25, Study in China.

Scholarship Description:

Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024-25, Study in China. is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD, Fellowship level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at China Universities . The deadline of the scholarship is expired at 01 Dec 2023.

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

Embarking on a Doctoral Journey in Hong Kong

Hong Kong embodies a society characterized by its vibrant creativity and the convergence of entrepreneurial spirits. Positioned strategically at the center of the Asian continent, this cosmopolitan metropolis presents itself as a nexus for global interactions, providing both security and a rich tapestry of diversity. Within its boundaries thrives a distinctive community that esteems excellence and embraces a high quality of life. 

The educational framework in Hong Kong is designed to cultivate continuous learning and self-driven research, fostering a workforce that is both highly motivated and adept at entrepreneurship. Moreover, Hong Kong enthusiastically welcomes professionals from around the world, creating an environment that is truly global in its scope.

Hong Kong's universities, each with unique strengths, offer an extensive array of disciplines that contribute to transforming the city into a prominent center for higher education and the nurturing of exceptional talent on both regional and global scales.

Degree Level:

Fully Funded Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024-25, Study in China. is available to undertake PhD, Fellowship level programs at China Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$331,200 (approximately US$42,460) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,800 (approximately US$1,760) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2024/25 academic year*. For awardees 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.

* Universities in Hong Kong normally start their academic year in September.

Eligible Nationalities:

This fellowship is open to international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who 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, should be 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.

Application Procedure:

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 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired universities.

Applicants may choose up to two programmes / departments at one or two universities for PhD study under HKPFS 2024/25. They should comply with the admission requirements of their selected universities and programmes.

As the deadlines for applications to some of the universities may immediately follow that of the Initial Application, candidates should submit initial applications as early as possible to ensure that they have sufficient time to submit applications to universities.

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