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 Application dates/deadlines for 2021-2022 academic year 


  Application Dates
HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship
(HKU-PS) *
Candidates who are nominated by HKU to the Research Grants Council to compete for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) Scheme will be considered for HKU-PS. Separate application for HKU-PS is not required.

Please see below for the application deadline for HKPF.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) Scheme * Initial Application to Research Grants Council (RGC):
September 1, 2020 (HKT 12:00 nn or GMT +8 hours) - December 1, 2020 (HKT 12:00 or GMT +8 hours)

Full Application to HKU:
September 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020 (HKT 23:59 or GMT +8 hours)
Main Round September 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020

1st Clearing Round

December 2, 2020 - April 30, 2021

2nd Clearing Round

May 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021


* For application in Main Round only 

Successful MPhil applicants will commence studies on either September 1 or January 1. Successful PhD applicants may commence studies on the first day of any calendar month. Due to the limited number of student places, it would be to your advantage if you submit your application for the main round.

Please click here for programme and admission details.