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Scholarships

There are several Fellowships and Scholarships, please visit here for more details: https://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/prospective-students/scholarship-funding-and-fees

* HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship
   (HK$414,000 in the first year, HK$394,000 in each of the subsequent years)
* Hong Kong PhD Fellowships
   (HK$26,600 per month + HK$13,300 per year)
* University Postgraduate Fellowships 
   (At least HK$233,860 per year)
* Postgraduate Scholarship
   (At least HK$216,360 per year)
* Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate Students 
   (HK$42,100 per year)

Summary of Fellowships/ Scholarships Available

Fellowships/ Scholarships

(offered by)

Package

Eligibility and Application

Remarks

HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship (HKU-PS)

(Offered by HKU)

•  Cash Award to support research and living expenses:
        HK$40,000 in Year 1;
        HK$20,000 per year in the remaining
        normative study period

•  Waiver of composition fees for the whole normative study period (i.e. HK$42,100 per year)

•  Postgraduate Scholarship of $26,600 per month

•  Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance of HK$13,300 per year

•  a guaranteed hall place in Year 1, with possibility of renewal in Year 2

Eligibility: Full-time PhD applicants who have been nominated by HKU to the RGC for HKPF

Application: No separate application is required. 

HKU-PS holders are selected from among the pool of candidates nominated by HKU to the RGC for HKPF. They include

·         all HKPF holders; and

·         selected candidates who are not awarded HKPF but are considered to be of high calibre.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF)*

(Offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC))

Provided by the RGC (for a period of 3 years):
•  Scholarship of $26,600 per month
•  Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance of HK$13,300 per year

Additional Support from HKU:
•  HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship, including

- Cash Award to support research and living expenses (HK$40,000 in Year 1; HK$20,000 per year in the remaining normative study period)
- Waiver of composition fees for the whole normative study period (i.eHK$42,100 per year)
- a guaranteed hall place in Year 1, with possibility of renewal in Year 2

Eligibility: Full-time PhD applicants

Application:
•  Submit an initial application to the RGC

•  With the HKPF no. given by the RGC, submit an application for admission to the full-time PhD programme at HKU (need to fill in a section particularly for HKPF).

University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPF)

(Offered by HKU)


The fellowship is at a total value of HK$70,000 on top of the Postgraduate Scholarships. 

Eligibility: Full-time PhD applicants (for Main Round admission exercise only)

Application:
Check the box ‘University Postgraduate Fellowships’ in your application

UPF holders
•  will be awarded PGS concurrently
•  cannot concurrently hold HKU-PS and/or HKPF

Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS)

(Offered by HKU)

With effect from September 1, 2020:

HK$18,030 per month (and $18,520 per month for PhD students whose probationary candidature has been confirmed)

Eligibility: Full-time MPhil and PhD applicants

Application:
Check the box ‘Postgraduate Scholarship’ in your application  

PGS holders cannot concurrently hold HKU-PS and/or HKPF

 

The University administers a number of scholarships that are awarded to postgraduate students for outstanding academic achievements. Here are some examples available to current students.

Full-time MPhil and PhD students are eligible to apply for conference and/or travel support for presenting papers/posters in overseas academic conferences or participating in other overseas educational activities.

For further information on scholarships, please refer to the University's scholarship website.

Full-time non-local research postgraduate students who register on July 1, 2019 and thereafter are guaranteed a hall place in their first year of study.

Recipients of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) and HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship (HKU-PS) are guaranteed a hall place in Year 1, with possibility of renewal in Year 2.