Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2023 (Fully Funded)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

Students can apply in following study areas Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Technology, Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies under HKPFS 2022. This fellowship will cover all the expenses to study in Hong Kong best universities. It is the prestigious chance for students from around the world to pursue their PhD degree from abroad.

The fellowship is offered in multiple universities of Hong Kong. Here is the golden opportunity for all students to Study abroad for free. Almost 300 awards will be given to selected students from around the world. The scholarship will cover all the expenses to undertake postgraduate degree programs. 

Financial benefits:

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2023/24 for International Students is a Full Free Scholarship. Here is the detail:

  • Stipend: US $41,690/year
  • A conference and research-related Travel Allowance of US $1740/year for each selected candidate for a period up to three years.
  • 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 for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPFS) 2023:

The Following Eight Universities are offering PhD Fellowship Program. The List of Universities is given below.

  1. City University of Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong Baptist University
  3. Lingnan University
  4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  5. The Education University of Hong Kong
  6. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  7. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  8. The University of Hong Kong

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Available Degree programs:

Candidates can apply in one of the following academic field and major for PhD Course:

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

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Research ability and potential
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership abilities.

How to Apply for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme?

Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 1 December 2022 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired universities.

Applicants may choose up to two programs/ departments at one or two universities for Ph.D. study under HKPFS 2023/24. They should comply with the admission requirements of their selected universities and programs.

As the deadlines for applications to some of the universities may immediately follow that of the Initial Application, candidates should submit initial applications as early as possible to ensure that they have sufficient time to submit applications to universities.

Step 1: Submit Initial Application to Research Grants Council:

Starting date: 1 September 2021 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time

Notes for completing the Initial Application (PDF format)

HKPFS Online apply – Initial Application

Step 2: Submit Applications to Proposed Universities:

After completing an initial application, applicants should submit full applications for their selected PhD programs to the proposed universities quoting their HKPFS Reference Number before the universities’ respective deadlines. As regards program information, requirements for PhD admission, application methods, regulations and policy of individual universities, please refer to individual universities and PhD programs for information.

The application deadline for this scholarship 1 December 2022.


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Disclaimer: This is NOT the official scholarship page. This is only a one-page summarized listing of the scholarship. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct.

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