PhD Fellowships 2019/2020 in Hong Kong - Applications Opened!

The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong is launching the Tenth Round of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (the “Scheme”). The Scheme involves Eight Universities based in Hong Kong (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong), and aims to attract top international students to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong’s world-class research universities. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$25,100 (approx. US$3,200) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,600 (approx. US$1,600) per year for a period of three years. 250 fellowships will be awarded for PhD studies commencing in the 2019/20 academic year. The deadline for initial application is 1 December 2018.

It is possible to submit applications for two different areas of studies:

  • Science, Medicine, Engineering and Technology


  • Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies


The poster and leaflet of the Scheme are available online for download at the following link:



For further information, please visit the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme’s website here, or contact directly the Research Grants Council. Here are the details:

Research Grants Council

c/o University Grants Committee Secretariat
7/F Shui On Centre
6-8 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2845 1596