FULLY FUNDED – Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2019/2020

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) hopes to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities. There are 8 universities that candidates can choose accordingly to their preferences.

Nationality: International Students includes Cambodian and other ASEAN


Where: in one of the 8 universities in Hong Kong


  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Lingnan University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong


Award: annual stipend of HK$301,200, a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,600

Duration: up to three years


Number of awards: more than 250 PhD Fellowships





To be eligible, you have to:


  • Be candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in those eight universities.
  • Show your excellent qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.


How to apply:


  • First step, apply online for initial application to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number
  • Second step, submit full applications to proposed universities


Important dates:


Step one:


  • Opening date: September 1, 2018
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018


Step two: deadlines are depending on the university you choose



Official website