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Fellowship & Scholarship Schemes

The following fellowship/scholarship schemes are offered to PolyU full-time PhD and/or MPhil students. 

  1. RGC Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

    HKPFS aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's universities. Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, are eligible to apply. Please visit the HKPFS website for further details.

  2. PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS)

    PolyU offers attractive scholarship package through the award of PPPFS to outstanding PhD applicants to support their research studies at PolyU and living expenses in Hong Kong.

     

  3. PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS)
    PRPgS aims at providing financial support to full-time PhD and MPhil students during their normal study period, allowing them to fully focus on their studies.

 

The fellowship/scholarship schemes are mutually exclusive. Each full-time research student will be eligible to receive fellowship/scholarship via ONE scheme only.

 

Summary of the Fellowship/Scholarship Schemes

Fellowship/Scholarship Schemes Monthly Stipend (during normal study period) Conference Grant Cash Award Research Excellence Scholarship # Selection Criteria Application Procedures
RGC Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) awarded by RGC HK$26,900 HK$13,500 per year during normal study period HK$40,000 in the first year

HK$20,000 from the second year to end of normal study period
Yes The RGC’s HKPFS criteria link
PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS) HK$26,600 HK$25,000 for the entire normal study period HK$40,000 in the first year

HK$20,000 from the second year to end of normal study period
Yes Align with the RGC’s HKPFS criteria link

 

RPg applicants will concurrently be considered for the award of PPPFS / PRPgS. No separate application is required.

PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS) HK$18,100 HK$25,000 for the entire normal study period N/A No

(Students are required to pay the annual tuition fee.)
The quality of applicants in terms of academic merits and research potential

 # Research Excellence Scholarship is HK$42,100 in the form of tuition waiver.

 

Last updated: 17 Jan 2022


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