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What is Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme?

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programs in Hong Kong's universities. Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded universities of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin, prior working 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.

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$309,600 (approximately US$39,700) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approximately US$1,700) per year for the awardees for a period of three years. 250 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in each academic year1. 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. More details of the Scheme can be found at http://www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd.

1Academic year in Hong Kong normally starts in September.