Join PolyU via Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) is open for application! It is a prestigious fellowship scheme established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong for the best and brightest students worldwide to pursue their full-time PhD studies in Hong Kong. Successful HKPFS awardees of PolyU will receive the following for the entire normal study period:


  • Annual Stipend: HK$325,200 (~US$41,690)

  • Research Excellence Scholarship: in the form of a tuition fee waiver

  • Annual Conference Grant: HK$13,600 (~US$1,740)

  • Cash Award: HK$40,000 (~US$5,120) for the first year, and HK$20,000 (~US$2,560) per year from the second year to the end of the normal study period

  • University Accommodation: a guaranteed place for 2 years

Besides, nominated HKPFS candidates by PolyU to RGC will automatically be offered a PhD place with the award of:


  • PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS); or

  • PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS). 

Act NOW! Get HKPFS reference number and submit application to PolyU.

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