Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) invites candidates from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities to apply for full-time PhD study under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). HKPFS is established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with an aim to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong.
Applicants for admission to HKBU’s PhD programmes via HKPFS will concurrently be considered for our regular postgraduate studentship programme.
HKPFS at a Glance (AY2024/25)
|*Elite Scholar Award||
HK$40,000 in the 1st year and HK$20,000 in the subsequent 2 years (approx. US$10,250)
HK$27,600 (approx. US$3,540) monthly/
HK$331,200 (approx. US$42,760) annually for 4 years
#Tuition Waiver/ Scholarship
HK$42,100 (approx. US$5,400) annually for 4 years
Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance
|HK$13,800 (approx. US$1,770) per year for a maximum of 3 years plus the University’s provision of HK$20,000 (approx. US$2,550) for the student's 4-year study period|
|Accommodation||Shared-room accommodation will be provided in the student's first year of study subject to availability.|
*Subject to the University's strategic plan
#Subject to satisfactory academic progress
The University may review the types of incentives depending on the availability of funding and the University's strategic planning.
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