Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024/2025:


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2024/2025: Unlock Your Academic Potential


Established in 2009 by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) is dedicated to attracting the world's brightest minds for PhD studies in Hong Kong's leading universities.


Open to new full-time PhD students at eight prestigious universities, the HKPFS welcomes applicants worldwide based on academic excellence, research potential, communication skills, and leadership abilities.

Field of Study

PhD programs covering Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business Studies.

Level of Study


Host Institute

Participating universities include CityU, HKBU, Lingnan University, CUHK, EdUHK, PolyU, HKUST, and HKU.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Annual stipend of HK$331,200 (approx. US$42,460)
  • HK$13,800 (approx. US$1,760) for conference and research-related travel per year
  • Up to three years of support

Number of Awards

350 PhD Fellowships for the 2024/25 academic year.

Application Fee

None specified.

Language Proficiency

English proficiency is essential.


No bond requirement.

Application Start and Closing Date

  • Initial Application: Opened on 1 September 2023 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time
  • Application Deadline: 1 December 2023 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time)

How to Apply

  1. Submit an Initial Application via the HKPFS Electronic System by 1 December 2023.
  2. After receiving the HKPFS Reference Number, submit full applications to desired universities by their respective deadlines.

Other Details

  • Two Selection Panels: Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, and Technology; Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business Studies.
  • Selection Criteria: Academic excellence, research ability, communication skills, and leadership qualities.


The HKPFS opens doors to unparalleled PhD opportunities in Hong Kong, offering financial support and a global platform for research and academic growth.

Official Web Address - https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/news.html

For detailed information and applications, visit the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. #HKPFS #PhDFellowship #ResearchInHongKong 🎓🌏