Sponsor: Hong Kong RGC
About the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong:
The Research Grants Council (RGC), which was established in 1991, operates under the aegis of the University Grants Committee (UGC) and functions as an advisory body on research matters within the organizational structure of the Committee.
It is a non-statutory advisory body responsible for advising the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, through the University Grants Committee (UGC), on the needs of Hong Kong’s higher education institutions in the field of academic research and for the distribution of funding for academic research projects undertaken by academic staff of those UGC-funded institutions. The RGC and its sub-committees/panels are supported by the staff of the UGC Secretariat.
About the 2016 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students to study in China:
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.
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.