300 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship for the academic year of 2023/2024

Scholarship in Business and Law , in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Hong Kong S.A.R., Hong Kong S.A.R. View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 1, 2022
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Opportunity Details

  • 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
  • Opportunity ID 4870
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Application for 300 Hong Kong Fellowships is open for the academic year of 2023/2024

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 (HKPF). 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.

Number of fellowships: 300

Start of the application: September 1, 2022

Deadline: December 1, 2022
Result: April/May 2023

Duration: 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$325,200 (USD 41,690) equals to HK$27,100 (~US$3,474)
  • Travel cost of research and conference about HK$13,600 (USD 1740) 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$89,496/~USD11,473) to cover the full tuition fee, and on-campus hostel accommodation expenses in their first year of research studies.
  • Hong Kong Baptist University offers shared accommodation, an Outstanding performance scholarship  and entrance award  and a tuition fee waiver
  • Almost all universities offer accommodation and some of them provide additional support. Please check your university of choice linked below.


  • Be from any county of the world.
  • Seeking to be a new full-time PhD student in one of the Eight outstanding 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?

  • 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 at Research Grant Center (RGC). After receiving the reference number the applicants can submit their full application to their selected universities. Applicants can select up to two programs at one or two universities.

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Universities you can apply


If you have any questions about the fellowship, please write to [email protected] and for requirements and admission contact the university. or visit the RGC website

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