Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The application deadline is 1 December 2009.


The application deadline is 1 December 2009.

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract the outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programm in Hong Kong's institutions.
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for a period of three years.
135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the 2010/11 academic year1. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.
1Academic year in Hong Kong normally starts in September

Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/ potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Selection Panels
Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the two HKPF Selection Panels with experts in the relevant broad areas -- one for science, medicine, engineering and technology and another one for humanities, social science and business studies.

Selection Criteria
While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the four yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:
Academic excellence Research ability and potential
Communication, and interpersonal skills
Leadership abilities

To apply : All applications should be made through the On-line Application System (OAS) at the following
Enquiries: HKPF@ugc.edu.hk
Website: www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd

See HKUbrochure2009 and HKUposter on website