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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 2023 (Fully Funded HKPFS Scholarship) Opportunity Desk

The call is open to apply for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 2023. Selected applicants will get an opportunity to complete their degrees from Top Ranked Universities in Hong Kong. No IELTS test requirement if the previous degree is in English. Applicants having Bachelor/Undergraduate degrees in any Academic field can apply for HKPFS Scholarship directly and Master’s applicants are also eligible. This is a Direct PhD degree. Hong Kong Government will cover all the expenses related to Tuition Fees with Research Grant.

Hong Kong Ph.D. scholarship is a scheme introduced by the Research Grant Council to attract the Most Talented brain worldwide. Under this PhD Fellowship Scheme, Students having Research skills can apply for this Fully Funded Scholarship. 300 HKPFS International Scholarships are announced under this scheme. You will study in the heart of Asia.

Fully Funded Doctoral Scholarship Is World Famous Scholarship program in Hong Kong Universities. Applicants all over the world are eligible for these Scholarships. Applicants should Demonstrate Outstanding Qualities of Academic Performance, Research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities. You may check how to get Scholarships in Hong Kong Without IELTS 2022. For more information regarding Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship, 2023 is given below.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 2023 Details

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • No. of Scholarships: 300
  • Course Level: Ph.D. (Doctorate)
  • Deadline: 1st December 2022

Financial Coverage

  • The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2022 provides an annual stipend of HK$325,200 (approximately US$41,690) 
  • Conference and a research-related travel allowance of HK$13,600 (approximately US$1,740) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years.
  • 300 Fellowships will be awarded in the 2022 academic year.
  • For awardees who need more than three years to complete the Ph.D. degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.

List of Universities

Approved list of Universities.

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
  • All Nationality holders can apply
  • Applicants must have a bachelor & Master’s Degree Program to apply for this scholarship

Selection Panel

Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of study, will be reviewed by one of the following two Selection Panels comprising experts in the relevant board areas:

  • Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and Technology
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies

Note: I am currently a PhD student. Am I eligible to apply for the Fellowship?

You are eligible to apply for the Fellowship if you apply for another PhD program as a new full-time PhD student.

I have difficulties obtaining transcripts/ certificates/ test results by the application deadline of the university I selected. Am I still eligible?

We encourage students with excellent academic performance and good potential in research work to apply for the HKPFS. Universities may give conditional offers to candidates who demonstrate outstanding ability and potential in their areas of study.

How To Apply?

An initial application is the first step in making an application under the HKPFS.  The initial application must be submitted through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System.

The system will assign an HKPFS Reference Number which an applicant needs to quote in their application for admission to their selected universities.

The RGC does not charge any application fee for the HKPFS. However, universities may charge application or other processing fees.

The result of the HKPFS 2023/24 will be announced by May 2023.


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