Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Program 2021-22


Hong Kong Government is accepting the application for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Program for study in Hong Kong. Fellowship Scheme is working under the Research Grants Council, offering a 250 Ph.D. degree to enrollment in Top Ranked  Hong Kong Universities for all International Students Around the world.

Note for Students who have done a Bachelors’s degree can also apply for a direct Ph.D. Program. Both the Master/MPhil and Bachelor degree holders can apply for this Fellowship.

Do you know you can also apply for Fully Funded Scholarship in Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University China for International Students for Master Degree only and Adelaide Scholarships International in Australia 2020 for Master & PhD

Details of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Program:

Country Hong Kong
Organization Research Grants Council (Government Funded)
Study Level PhD
Financial Coverage Fully Funded
Eligible Counties All International students
Total Universities Eight under this Fellowship
Opening Date 1 September 2020

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Available Fields & Major:

The Hong Kong fellowship covers the following fields:

  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social Science and Business Studies

List of Universities for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Program:

  • City University of Hong Kong
    (Deadline: 2 December 2020)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
    (Deadline: 2 December 2020)
  • Lingnan University
    (Deadline: 2 December 2020)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    (Deadline: 2 December 2020)
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
    (Deadline: 2 December 2020)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    (Deadline: 1 December 2020)
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    (Deadline: 2 December 2020)
  • The University of Hong Kong
    (Deadline: 2 December 2020)

Financial CoverageHong Kong Fellowship:

  • An annual stipend of HK$309,600 (approximately US$39,700)
  • A conference and research-related Travel Allowance of HK$12,900
  • For awardees who need more than three years to complete the Ph.D. degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.

Selection Criteria for Hong Kong Fellowship:

  • Academic excellence
  • Research Ability
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership abilities.

How To apply for this Scholarship:

Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 2 December 2020 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for Ph.D. admission to their desired universities.

Step 1: Submit Initial Application to Research Grants Council

Open for applications: 1 September 2020 at noon 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time

Explanatory Notes for completing the Initial Application (in PDF format)

HKPFS Electronic System – Initial Application

Step 2: Submit Full Applications to Proposed Universities

After completing an initial application, applicants should submit full applications for their selected Ph.D. programs to the proposed universities quoting their HKPFS Reference Number before the universities’ respective deadlines. As regards program information, requirements for Ph.D. admission, application methods, regulations, and policy of individual universities, please refer to individual universities and Ph.D. programs for information.


  1. I would like to apply for a Ph.D. in Social Science and business studies. I would very grateful for your positive reply.


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