300 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for the academic year of 2024/2025

Scholarship in Business and Law , in Different Fields , in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Hong Kong S.A.R., Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • Apply Before : December 1, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4870
  • Degree PH.D
  • No. of Opportunity 300
  • Fields of study Different Subjects
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Application for 300 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKFS) is open to international applicants for the academic year of 2024/2025.

If you want to pursue your doctoral studies and do your research at Hong Kong Universities you can apply to Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship (HKPFS). Outstanding students from around the world are invited to apply to this fellowship. The fellowship provides a great research opportunity with excellent financial support covering expenses and will provide a competitive annual stipend and conference and research-related travel allowance per year for up to three years.

Since the establishment of this fellowship in 2009,  one thousand and eight hundred students from different universities have been benefited from this program.

Key Details

Number of Fellowships: 300

Start of the Application: September 1, 2023 (12:00 noon Hong Kong Time)

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023 (12:00 noon Hong Kong Time)

Application Result: May 2024

Duration of the Fellowship: 3 years

Field of Study

Applicants can study in the following area:

  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Social sciences
  • Engineering
  • Medical sciences
  • Physical sciences
Fields of study at the University of City: 

Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and Technology

  • Advanced Design and Systems Engineering
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Environment
  • Infectious Diseases and Public Health
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies

  • Accountancy
  • Public and International Affairs
  • Chinese and History
  • Creative Media
  • Economics and Finance
  • English
  • Information Systems
  • Law
  • Linguistics and Translation
  • Management
  • Management Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
Fields of study by Hong kong University of Science and Technology:
  • Science, Chemistry, Chemistry (Scientific Computation Concentration), Life Science, Life Science (Scientific Computation Concentration), Mathematics, Nano Science and Technology, Physics, Physics (Scientific Computation Concentration),
  • Engineering and Technology, Bioengineering, Bioengineering (Scientific Computation Concentration), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration), Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration), Civil Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration), Civil Engineering (Scientific Computation Concentration), Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration), Computer Science and Engineering (Scientific Computation Concentration), Electronic and Computer Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration), Electronic and Computer Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration), Electronic and Computer Engineering (Scientific Computation Concentration), Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics, Integrative Systems and Design, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration), Mechanical Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration), Mechanical Engineering (Scientific Computation Concentration),
  • Business and Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management,
  • Humanities and Social Science, Humanities, Social Science, Environmental Studies, Atmospheric Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Marine Environmental Science, Public Policy, Public Policy, Interdisciplinary, Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area), Cross-Disciplinary, Advanced Materials, Artificial Intelligence, Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering, Computational Media and Arts, Data Science and Analytics, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Financial Technology, Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Transportation, Internet of Things, Microelectronics, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Smart Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy and Environment, Urban Governance and Design,

The Hong Kong Ph.D. fellowship Benefits

The HKPF offers a fully funded fellowship that includes the following:

  • Annual stipend of HK$331,200 (USD 42,460)
  • Travel cost of research and conference about HK$13,800 (USD 1,760) per year
  • Applicants applying to a  PhD requiring duration of more than 3 years will receive additional support from the university.

More support offered by universities:

  • City University Entrance scholarship: applicants at this university will receive (around HK$27,600 (~US$3,538) monthly stipneds
  • A conference and research related travel allowance of HK$13,800 (~US$1,760) per year for a maximum of three years.
  • Hong Kong Baptist University:

Elite Scholar Award: HK$40,000 in the 1st year and HK$20,000 in the subsequent 2 years (approx. US$10,250)

Stipend: HK$27,600 (approx. US$3,540) monthly/ HK$331,200 (approx. US$42,760) annually for 4 years

Tuition Waiver/ Scholarship: HK$42,100 (approx. US$5,400) annually for 4 years

Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance: HK$13,800 (equal to US$1,770) each year for a total of 3 years and the University’s provision of HK$20,000 (equal to 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be from any county of the world.
  • Seeking to be a new full-time PhD student in one of the eight participating universities in Hong Kong
  • No restriction on prior work experience or ethnic background
  • Meet the admission requirement of the selected university which usually include the following:
    • Having a degree by research or a taught master’s degree or a bachelor degree with first-class honours
    • Advance English language proficiency

What Criteria will you be Selected?

Applicants following criteria are considerable:

  • Academic excellence
  • Research ability and potential
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership abilities


Applicants who want to apply to this program should submit an initial application online through Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System to get a reference number.

After receiving the reference number the applicants can submit their full application to their selected universities listed above. Applicants can select up to two programs at one or two universities.

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Universities You Can Apply

Applicants can apply to the following universities:

  • 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


If you have any questions about the fellowship, please write to hkpf@ugc.edu.hk and for requirements and admission contact the university or visit the Research Grants Center website

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