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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme


If you would like to be considered for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, please contact and send your CV to the potential supervisor before the deadline on 15 October 2017. Late applications will not be considered. For general enquiry, you can contact Prof. James Lam (Email:


Hong Kong PhD Fellowships

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) Scheme was established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009. The HKPF aims at attracting the best and brightest students across the world to pursue their research degree programmes in Hong Kong. About 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded to all institutions in each academic year.

To discourage plagiarism, the RGC requests institutions to conduct plagiarism checking on all nominated applications before submitting their nominations to the RGC. Applicants should make sure that their application materials do not contain any plagiarised materials, in particular, the research proposal & past research experience and vision statements which are expected to be an original piece of work written by the applicant.


New applicants to full-time PhD programmes in government-funded institutions in Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

The Fellowships

The HKPF provides each awardee with a monthly scholarship of HK$20,000* and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year for a period up to three years. For application and further details, please click here.

*HKU guarantees non-local HKPF awardees a hall place for their first year of study.