For the definition of local and non-local students, please refer to the link below:

The UGC-funded RPg programmes mainly include all full-time Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with current tuition fee of HK$42,100 per year. Notwithstanding, a few programmes adopting the degree titles in line with international practice of postgraduates composition programmes (other than "MPhil" or "PhD") are also included as UGC-funded RPg programmes, for example, Doctor of Music (DMus), Master of Music (MMus) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Currently, all part-time RPg programmes are not funded by UGC. For programme details of individual universities, please contact respective university for information:

City University of Hong Kong
Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies
Tel: (852) 3442 9076
Fax: (852) 3442 0332
Hong Kong Baptist University
Graduate School
Fax: (852) 3411 6628
Lingnan University
Tel: (852) 2616 8750
Fax: (852) 2572 5178 or (852) 2463 9104
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Graduate School
Tel: (852) 3943 8976
Fax: (852) 2603 5779
The Education University of Hong Kong
Graduate School
Tel: (852) 2948 7283 or (852) 2948 6611
Fax: (852) 2948 6619
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Research Office
Tel: (852) 3400 3635
Fax: (852) 2355 7651
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
Tel: (852) 2623 1120
Fax: (852) 3521 0049
Enquiry form:
The University of Hong Kong
Graduate School
Tel: (852) 2857 3470
Fax: (852) 2857 3543
The university will waive the tuition fees of eligible local students enrolled in the UGC-funded RPg programmes. They need not apply for the scheme.
If an RPg student cannot complete his/her study within the respective normal study period
[i.e. 2 years for MPhil; as for PhD, 3 years (for students who have a research master's degree) or 4 years (for students who do not have a research master's degree)], his/her tuition fee beyond the normal study period will not be waived.
Normally, students need not pay tuition fee during the suspension period of study. However, they may be requested to pay some administration fees (for example, retention fee), and the amount varies among universities. Such administration fees will not be covered by the scheme.
The scheme aims to provide all eligible local students enrolled in the UGC-funded RPg programmes with tuition wavier. If the tuition fee of the RPg student has been fully waived by university/covered by other funding sources, there will no longer be a need to waive the student's tuition fee under this scheme. However, if the tuition fee has been partially waived, the eligible student is still entitled for the tuition waiver under this scheme to cover the remaining part of the tuition fee.
No. Although students receive stipends from the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme or awards from other scholarships, as long as the scholarships, awards or stipends do not aim to cover tuition fees, students are still eligible for the tuition waiver.
Local students under the tuition waiver scheme are no longer necessary to apply for tuition fee grants under TSFS of the Student Finance Office. Notwithstanding, eligible applicants may still apply for means-tested grants and loans under the TSFS to cover their academic expenses and living expenses respectively.
The tuition waiver scheme only covers UGC-funded RPg programmes provided by UGC-funded universities.