Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021 – Fully Funded (300 Awards)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021 - Fully Funded (300 Awards)

Applications are invited to apply for a fully-funded Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship 2021-22. Students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree (16 years of education) can directly apply for the Hong Kong Ph.D. fellowship program.

 Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the HKPFS aims at bringing the best and most brilliant students in the world to pursue their Ph.D. studies in Hong Kong’s universities.

The Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship is available in Hong Kong’s top 8 Universities. This is a fully-funded fellowship and will cover all the expenses for selected students to study in Hong Kong’s best universities. 

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Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Program 2021 Details:

  • Country of Study: Hong Kong
  • Course Level: Ph.D. Degree
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
  • Total No. of Fellowships: 300
  • Eligibility: International Students
  • Deadline: 1 December 2020.

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List of Available Universities for Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship:

  • Lingnan University
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong University of Science &n Technology 

Fellowship Benefits:

  • A stipend of US $40,900/year
  • A conference & research-related Travel Allowance/stipend of HK$12,900 for a period of up to three years.

Available Study Programs:

  • Science, 
  • Medicine,
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Humanities, 
  • Social Science 
  •  Business Studies

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Good academic performance,
  •  Research Ability
  • Communication & interpersonal skills
  • Leadership abilities.


The deadline to apply for the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme 2021 for International Students is 1 December 2020.

  • Eligible candidates should first make an Application to get their reference number via online application at Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES).
  • Ph.D. Candidates may choose up to two programs/ departments at one or two universities.
  • Candidates should submit initial applications as soon as possible to make sure that they have sufficient time to submit applications to universities. The official website link is given below.

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