The studentship is a scholarship to support full-time research students financially. Applicants of research postgraduate programmes are not required to apply for studentships because studentship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Offering of studentships is subject to academic departments' decision. The current studentship carries a monthly stipend of HK$17,820 (post-candidacy HK$18,320 for PhD)*. Studentship recipients are expected to follow the terms and condition, have satisfactory academic progress, and perform duties assigned by Departments. Part-time students are not eligible for studentships.
*Stipend rate in 2020/2021 academic year. The rate is subject to regular review.
To encourage research students to exchange research ideas and immerse into different research cultures through interactions between local and non-local research students around the world, our University offers a wide range of financial support to research students. Full-time PhD or MPhil students receiving full studentship during the normal study period are eligible to apply for the financial support.
Available financial support includes the following areas:
- International Conference/Seminar, overseas attachment, field trip, study tour, and other research-related activities;
- Travelling allowance for overseas attachment (competitive)
- Thesis editing service; and
- Incentives for oral presentation at international conferences
For more details, please visit Conference and Research-related Allowance.
Tuition Waiver for Local Research Postgraduate (RPg) Students
Starting from 2018/19 academic year, the Government would provide tuition waiver for all local students enrolled in UGC-funded RPg programmes. All local students enrolled in UGC-funded RPg programmes will be provided with tuition waiver.
For more details of the scheme, please visit Tuition Waiver Scheme.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
The University administers a number of scholarships and financial aid for postgraduate students:
- Scholarships & Awards administered by HKBU
- Government Grants and Loans
- University Financial Aid
- Scholarships/Awards for Postgraduate Students
More information can be found on the Scholarships and Financing Aid webpage of the Office of Student Affairs website.