Applications, subject to the areas of studies, will be reviewed by two Selection Panels with experts in the broad areas, one for science, medicine, engineering and technology and one for humanities, social sciences and business studies.
While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Review Panels will take into account, but not limit to, the yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:
- Academic excellence;
- Research ability and potential;
- Institutional support;
- Cultural Diversity
- Leadership ability and societal responsibility; and
- Communication and interpersonal skills.
To facilitate the assessment of applicants' communication and interpersonal skills, interviews will be conducted with the nominated applicants.
Awardees will only be allowed to enroll at the institutions which nominated them in accordance with the priority indicated, otherwise they would be considered as declining the award.
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. Our awardees come from all over the world, bringing cultural diversity to our University.
The following are the alma maters of our awardees. We welcome candidates with outstanding academic performance, and research ability and potential from top and reputable universities in the world/countries to apply for the Scheme.