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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. The Scheme helps high-calibre students from around the world to undertake Ph.D. studies in Hong Kong. Please visit the HKPFS webpage for detailed information about the Scheme's application procedures and deadline.

The HKPFS accepts applications from early September to early December each year. Successful applicants will receive:

  • a monthly stipend of HKD27,600 (approximately US$3,538),
  • a conference and research-related travel grant of HK$13,800 (approximately US$1,760) per year,
  • a cash award of HK$40,000 for the first year and HK$20,000 per year from the second year to the end of the normal study period,
  • a tuition fee waiver for the entire normal study period and 
  • a guaranteed hall place for two years.

The University will nominate outstanding candidates who apply for HKPFS to the RGC for consideration. Applicants for admission to Ph.D. programmes at PolyU via HKPFS, if ultimately not nominated for the Fellowship, may be given separate consideration for admission as normal Ph.D. students at PolyU via the award of the PolyU scholarship. 

PolyU Scholarship/Fellowship

PolyU offers research scholarship/fellowship to full-time Ph.D. students, providing financial support that allows them to focus fully on their studies. Granting of scholarship/fellowship will be reviewed on an annual basis, subject to satisfactory performance. Scholarship/Fellowship recipients are required to provide support for teaching and professional service.

Conference Attendance Grant

Ph.D. students are eligible to apply for conference attendance grant. A maximum of HKD25,000 may be granted for the entire study period.


All information provided here is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. It does not form part of any contract between the University and any person. Applicants should visit this site frequently to obtain the latest information on scholarship opportunities.

The SHTM reserves the ultimate right on the use of the informational content listed herein and any changes/revisions made thereof. The SHTM reserves the right to change or withdraw a research scholarship or grant at any time. In the case of any dispute or disagreement, the SHTM's decision is final.


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