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Fellowship & Scholarship Schemes

The following fellowship/scholarship schemes are offered to PolyU full-time PhD and MPhil students. Applicants for admission to full-time research postgraduate programmes at PolyU will concurrently be considered for the award of the fellowship/scholarship. Applicants do not need to submit separate applications for the Schemes.

For application procedures, deadlines and research programmes at PolyU, please visit the Study@PolyU website.

 

  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 Period for 2022/23 admission

RGC Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

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

1 September 2021 to 1 December 2021

PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS)

HK$26,600

HK$25,000 for the entire 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

All year round

 

(Main round: 1 September 2021 to 31 December 2021*)

 

PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS)

HK$18,100

HK$25,000 for the entire 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

All year round

 

(Main round: 1 September 2021 to 31 December 2021*)

 

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

* Some departments may decide to set their own deadlines to their research programmes.  Please refer to the departmental application deadline on the Study@PolyU website as final.

 

 

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