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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme at Hong Kong Baptist University

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.

To search for potential supervisors and their research interests, please visit here

HKPFS at a Glance

Entrance Award HK$25,000 per awardee (approx. US$3,200)
Scholarship for Outstanding Performance HK$30,000 (approx. US$3,850)


HK$27,100 (approx. US$3,480) monthly/

HK$325,200 (approx. US$41,800) annually for 4 years

*Funding support for procurement of research materials, books, equipment, etc HK$25,000 (approx. US$3,200) per year for a maximum of 3 years

Tuition Waiver/ Scholarship

HK$42,100 (approx. US$5,400) annually for 4 years subject to satisfactory academic progress

*Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance

HK$32,100 (approx. US$4,110) 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


The University may review the types of incentives depending on the availability of funding and the University's strategic planning.


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



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