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Full-time PhD or MPhil students receiving full studentship during the normal study period are eligible to apply for reimbursement of prescribed research student expenses. UIC and self-funded students are not applicable.

Funding Support 

The prescribed research student expenses and their maximum amounts to be supported are as follows:

Supported item Max. Supported Amount

A. International Conference/Seminar

B. Overseas Attachment

C. Other Research-related Activities (Field Trip, Study Tour, etc.)

PhD students under the 3-year PhD Programme : Max. HK$15,000

PhD students under the 4-year PhD Programme : Max. HK$20,000

MPhil students: Max. HK$10,000

(Multiple claims are allowed if there is an available balance)

D. Thesis Editing Fee

Max. HK$6,000 (one-off)

E. Incentives for Oral Presentation at International Conferences

HK$3,000 (one-off)

2-Staged Procedures for Reimbursements

The reimbursement of the above expenses has two stages (see Application Procedures): 

to be submitted to the Graduate School at least 3 weeks before the event takes place
to be submitted to the Graduate School in 1 week after you have returned to Hong Kong


It is important that the supporting documents provided are (a) relevant, (b) arranged and numbered in chronological sequence, and (c) printed in Chinese or English as far as practicable. Otherwise, it will delay the approval process.