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Talent100 PhD Scholarship Scheme

Talent100 PhD Scholarship Scheme







Year of Entry

September 2022

Main Round  Deadline

1 December 2021

Clearing Round Deadline

15 April 2022

Since admission offers are highly competitive and subject to quota availability, you are strongly advised to make your application during the Main Round.



The University’s Interdisciplinary Research Labs are inviting applications for the Talent100 PhD Scholarship Scheme for admission of meritorious PhD students.  The Scheme provides a great opportunity for highly motivated and talented research students to participate in interdisciplinary research in various niche research areas of the University and to receive comprehensive doctoral training. 



Interdisciplinary Doctoral Project-based Training

The Scheme entails practical and intensive research training by involving students in interdisciplinary research projects during their first year of doctoral study under 4-year PhD programme. Apart from research knowledge, the project-based doctoral research training also aims to enhance students’ language, writing, presentation and analytical skills as well as other soft skills, which will lay a solid foundation for the students’ future research journey.

The following hyperlinks provide information of the six Interdisciplinary Research Lab:


For details, please refer to the HKBU Research's website.


Tuition Fee and Financial Support

Tuition Fee 

For details, please click here.


Monthly stipend of HK$17,820 (HK$18,320 for post-candidacy PhD), 

subject to satisfactory academic progress and availability of research fund

Research Support 

HK$20,000 (for the whole study period)


Academic Qualifications

Applicants should possess:

  • a Master’s degree from a recognised university or a comparable institution; or
  • a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours from a recognised university or a comparable institution.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or a comparable institution whose language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at a minimum of 79 (IBT)#, or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)# at a minimum of 6.5.

#Sub-score requirements of TOEFL (at least 18 for Reading, Listening, Speaking, and 19 for Writing) or IELTS (at least 5.5 for Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing). 

While the existing University admission requirements are to be observed, applicants with the following qualifications/capacity will accord higher priority:

  • Relevancy of research interests in accordance with the University’s Interdisciplinary Research Labs;
  • Academic achievements in relevant research areas, e.g. past academic records, publications in reputable journals, experience of presentation in reputable conferences, etc.;
  • Academic standing of the applicants’ previous universities/institutions; or
  • Records of admission offer from reputed universities (e.g. QS/THE ranking at top 200).


Application Procedures

Interested applicants should submit an application together with all necessary supporting documents to the University’s Online Application System. (Select “Doctor of Philosophy” under “Institute of Interdisciplinary of Studies” under “Fields of Study”. For more details on the application procedures, please visit the 'Application' webpage .)

  • Indicate your research interest and proposed supervisor in your online application
  • Attach necessary supporting documents (if you have already received an admission offer from another university, please provide the offer letter as a supporting document for our reference.)
  • Submit your application


Result Announcement

Successful applicants will receive an email notification. Applicants who do not hear from us by 31 July 2022 may consider their applications unsuccessful.