"Research with an impact Research for a better world"

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) invites expressions of interest from graduates, irrespective of country of origin and ethnic background, with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong within the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. The scheme is offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. It provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and Conference and Research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for awardees for a maximum period of three years. In addition, PolyU will award those with a four-year normal study period the same provision during their fourth year of study and award each PhD Fellowship with a tuition scholarship covering the entire normal study period. Hall accommodation in the first year of study will also be guaranteed.

PolyU is a government-funded university in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.  We are the largest publicly funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student population. We have over 28,000 students with around 1,800 research postgraduate (mostly PhD) students. We have an international community with over 1,000 international students on campus from over 40 countries and over 1,300 academic staff, most of them are recruited globally and experienced in supervising research postgraduate students.

Our University has a long and proud history of providing internationally competitive professionally oriented education. We have a strong team of academic staff with solid experience in supervising research postgraduate students.  In 2013/14, there are 757 Assistant Professors and above.  Among them, 181 are Chair Professors or Professors.  In addition, many of our Chair Professors/Professors are internationally leading experts in their research areas.

We have the largest number of students among the eight government-funded institutions in Hong Kong, and have a long and proud history of providing internationally competitive professionally oriented education.

We conduct world-class research in a large number of areas and our research emphasises high application value.

With a strategic emphasis on research and innovation, the University firmly believes that research is an integral part of academic life. It informs teaching and advances the frontiers of knowledge and technology, thus enhancing the competitiveness of business and industry and facilitating Hong Kong's move towards being a knowledge-based economy. At PolyU, we are delighted that our ideas have made the world we live in a better place.

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