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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

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


HK$25,100 (approx. US$3,200) monthly/

HK$301,200 (approx. US$38,400) annually

Tuition Waiver

HK$42,100 (approx. US$5400) first year tuition waiver


HK$84,200 (approx. US$10,800) scholarship to cover the tuition fee for the 2nd and 3rd year of study

Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance

HK$12,600 (approx. US$1,600) per year for a maximum of three years plus the University’s provision of HK$15,000 (approx. US$1,900) for the entire study period.

*Subject to the satisfactory academic progress

To download HKBU’s leaflet on introducing HKPFS, please click here.

To learn more details of the Scheme, please visit RGC's website.