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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Hong Kong Baptist University invites candidates from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities to apply for full-time PhD study under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). HKPFS is established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with an aim to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong.

Applicants for admission to HKBU’s PhD programmes via HKPFS will concurrently be considered for our regular postgraduate studentship programme.

HKPFS at a Glance

Entrance AwardHK$25,000 per awardee 

HK$26,600 (approx. US$3,400) monthly/

HK$319,200 (approx. US$40,900) annually for 4 years

Procurement of research materials, books, equipment, etcHK$25,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years
Tuition Waiver/ Scholarship*HK$42,100 (around US$5,400) per year for each of the 4 years of studies
Conference and Research-related Travel AllowanceHK$31,800 per year for a maximum of three years plus the University’s provision of HK$20,000 (approx. US$2,500) for the entire study period
AccommodationGuaranteed for first year on a request basis#

*Subject to satisfactory academic progress


To download HKBU’s leaflet on introducing HKPFS, please click here.

To learn more details of the Scheme, please visit the GS's website and the RGC's website.



Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme at Hong Kong Baptist University