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2016 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme to Study in China

About the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong:

About the 2016 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students to study in China:

Host Institutions:

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

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Lingnan University
• The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Hong Kong

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2016 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International PhD Students who are aspiring to study in China.

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 institutions.

Criteria for 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.

Fields 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 below).

Number of Scholarships:

There are more than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2016/17 academic year.

Eligible Countries/Target Groups:

The scholarship is open for all International students.

Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:

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.

Application Procedure/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 2015 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired institutions.

It is important to read this 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.

Deadline for Application

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2015.

Official Scholarship Website:

Click on the link below to APPLY:


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