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Postgraduate Studentship and Scholarship

 

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The scheme is offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong which aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong's institutions.

 

Successful HKPFS awardees of PolyU will receive for the entire normal study period:

 

  • Annual Stipend: HK$325,200 (~US$41,690)
  • Research Excellence Scholarship: in the form of a tuition fee waiver
  • Annual Conference Grant: HK$13,600 (~US$1,740)
  • Cash Award: HK$40,000 (~US$5,120) for the first year, and HK$20,000 (~US$2,560) per year from the second year to the end of the normal study period
  • University Accommodation: a guaranteed place for 2 years

 

Nominated HKPFS candidates by PolyU to RGC will automatically be offered a PhD place with the award of:

  • PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS); or
  • PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS).

 

For details, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/gs/hkpfs/

HKPFS Leaflet from GS: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/gs/docdrive/mktg/PolyU_Research_Studies_Booklet_23-24.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1dziQa8zr4yp98kbrQB4KQuZMdaHJ4tjtc3aC5zvx2mqryV6tDdcynu9M

 

Research Studentship

PolyU offers Research Studentships to full-time PhD or MPhil students. The Studentship is a scholarship intended to be a means of financial support to allow full-time research students to fully focus on their studies. It shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The period of the Studentship is decided by the Department according to the student’s ability, academic background or experience.

For details, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/gs/prospective-students/fellowship-scholarship-schemes/.

 

Student Story

Photo 1-Elena Bolonova v3 

Hello! My name is Elena Bolonova and I’m originally from Russia. Currently I’m a year 1 PhD student at the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

PolyU was my first choice for postgraduate studies because of its excellent research opportunities and international environment, which I believed would greatly facilitate knowledge sharing, research advancement and personal growth. 

Research projects in PolyU, in particular those in the field of Biological Science and Chemical Technology, are of current importance and impactful. My current project aims to study β-lactamases, enzymes responsible for resistance to β-lactam antibiotics (such as penicillin), and their inhibitor-resistant variants. Hopefully, our project outcomes can be applied to optimize the drug development in the future. Through various exposure at ABCT laboratory, we are able to equip ourselves with the knowledge, techniques, and problem-solving skills necessary for a successful career in chemistry and biotechnology. I found that working in the laboratory at ABCT actually motivates me to set my ultimate career goals; to make impact to the society, to contribute to the satisfaction of human needs and to improve our quality of life.

Besides professional growth, getting familiar with different cultures and languages while living in the campus and student hall is another unique and fruitful experience you can get in PolyU. Even though Hong Kong is in the heart of Asia, PolyU postgraduate students do not have to worry about the language barrier, as the postgraduate programme would be entirely in English. Throughout my time at PolyU, I have also received the warmest support and advice from my supervisor and fellow students.

HKPFS gives PhD students an amazing chance to pursue their academic and research goals, while enjoying multicultural atmosphere at the same time. I am thankful to the Research Grants Council, PolyU and ABCT for providing this opportunity to me, because without it I would not be able to start an amazing journey in Hong Kong!

Scholarship

Awards

For the 2020/21 academic year, each successful candidate will receive a one-off grant of HK$50,000.

Nomination Procedure

Heads of institutions will be invited to make nominations in September each year. Candidates will be invited to attend an interview normally in December. Candidates who have not heard from the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council by the end of December should consider themselves not being selected.

For more information, please visit http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/seymf/en/whatwedo/fellowships_local.htm

Awards

Two scholarships each valued at $8,000 stipulated to PolyU

Nomination Procedure

Nomination invited via Graduate School

Remarks

The awardees are not allowed to concurrently hold other scholarship(s)administered by PolyU

Awards

Each HKAUW Postgraduate Scholarship recipient will receive a scholarship certificate and an award of HK$20,000.


Nomination Procedure

Nomination invited via Graduate School 

For more information, please visit http://www.hkauw.org/scholarships

Value of the award

A Croucher Scholarship normally comprises the following:

  • an annual maintenance allowance which is set at USD30,300 per annum;
  • a one-way economy class air fare at both the beginning and end of tenure;
  • tuition fees and college fees (where applicable);
  • a one-off arrival allowance of USD1,000 to cover the costs of arriving in a new country during the first year of tenure;
  • an academic development allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to allow Croucher Scholarship recipients to attend conferences, workshops or courses during the tenure of their awards;
  • a medical insurance allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to cover medical insurance costs;
  • a family allowance of up to USD16,000 per annum for the first child and up to USD6,800 per annum for every additional child who resides with the scholar during the entire duration of the award;
  • a commencement award of USD7,575 to be offered towards the end of doctoral studies to cover the cost of thesis preparation and travel expenses for scholars and their family members for attending their graduation ceremonies; and
  • a science education allowance to offer support to those Croucher award recipients particularly interested in science education through well-designed activities and projects in schools and in the wider community. Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals to the Foundation for consideration of a programme of activities designed to involve school students, teachers, families and/or other non-specialist audiences in dialogue and debate, within the tenure of their awards.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.croucher.org.hk/funding/study_awards/scholarships

Value of the award

Each award winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 while honorable mention $5,000 and a certificate of recognition

Eligibility

The Awards are open to all postgraduate research students who are pursuing M.Phil. or Ph.D. degree in any of the tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. Those who have graduated recently (within 2 years of graduation) are also eligible.

All applicants should join HKIS as Student or Ordinary Members as applicable and enjoy free membership by completing the Membership Application Form.

Application Method

Open application For more information, please visit http://www.science.org.hk/index.php?action=awards

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University International Postgraduate Scholarships for PhD Studies will be awarded to academically strong applicants who can contribute to the internationalisation of PolyU and bring cultural diversity to the University.

Subject to satisfactory progress in students' studies, the scholarship granting period will coincide with that of the tuition fee charging period. Scholarships are not for offsetting fee for extension of registration.

Value of the award

Each successful candidate will receive for a maximum of nine months at a monthly scholarship of €1,050 for conducting research in Austria in the fields of natural sciences, technical sciences, human medicine, health sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts.

Application Method

Nomination invited via Graduate School For more details, please visit https://grants.at/en/

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