Join PolyU via HKPFS to realise your research aspirations!
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) invites applications from the best and brightest students worldwide for the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, to pursue their full-time PhD studies.
PolyU's HKPFS Package
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).
Key Attributes of HKPFS Candidates
In addition to meeting the admission requirements, HKPFS candidates should possess:
- excellent academic performance
- strong research ability and potential
- rich cultural diversity
- exceptional leadership ability
- devoted societal responsibility
- outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
Start of Application Period
To apply for HKPFS,
submit one initial application to the RGC HKPFS Application System to obtain an HKPFS reference number.
submit full application(s) to PolyU eAdmission System and quote your HKPFS reference number.
Submit your application timely before the deadlines:
RGC Application Deadline - 1 December 2022, HKT 12:00 GMT +8 hours
PolyU Application Deadline - 1 December 2022, HKT 23:59 GMT +8 hours
RGC Result Announcement
Successful HKPFS candidates will be notified by RGC via email.
Read to learn more about PolyU's research studies
- What PolyU Offers for PhD Studies?
- Why Study PhD at PolyU?
- How to Apply?