How does the UGC allocate the research postgraduate places for the 2016-19 triennium?
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How does the UGC allocate the research postgraduate places for the 2016-19 triennium?

The UGC continues to allocate 5 595 RPg places according to the six methods for the 2016-19 triennium, as follows:

a. 405 places to be allocated to the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS);
b. 600 places to be allocated on the basis of past award results of the RGC funding schemes;
c. 600 places to be allocated on the basis of the Research Assessment Exercise 2014;
d. 600 places to be allocated based on an outcome-based evaluation of research postgraduate programmes of universities;
e. 600 places to be allocated by the expansion of the HKPFS and/or by the past award results of the RGC funding schemes; and
f. the remaining 2 790 places to be allocated based on the historical ratio of distribution.