Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, 2020/21

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, 2020/21


With the aim at recruiting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue PhD study in Hong Kong, the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Government of Hong Kong SAR has established the “Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme”. Bachelors and Masters degree holders interested in pursuing a PhD. in industirial ecology at CityU may reach out to me at  sschopra@cityu.edu.hk to apply for the scheme. 


Each Fellowship recipient will receive financial award in the amount of USD174,000 for the 4-year PhD study. The financial award consists of CYC SGS Entrance Scholarship (which covers the tuition and on-campus hostel fees in the first year of research study), and a monthly stipend and a conference and research-related travel allowance. Students with outstanding academic progress in their later years of study may receive a Research Tuition Scholarship to cover their full tuition fees. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will invite applications for 2020 entry from 1 September – 2 December 2019 (12.00.00 GMT +8 hours).

Key milestones and application procedures are as follows: 

1. Applicants should first submit an initial application at the RGC's Online Application System (OAS) (www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd) to obtain a RGC reference number (RGC’s deadline: 2 December 2019 [12.00.00 GMT +8 hours]).

2. Applicants are then required to submit full application, together with supporting documents, to CityU's Online Admission System, and quote the RGC reference number (CityU’s deadline: 2 December 2019).

Announcement of Fellowship results by the RGC: March 2020

Firm admission offer with regular postgraduate studentship will be given to selected CityU’s nominees, even if they are not awarded the Fellowship by the RGC. The admission offer will be confirmed by the University in January 2020.

Should you wish to know more about the Scheme, please visit our website (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/hkphd/index.html).

  • Application deadline: Dec 02, 2019
  • Research Grants Council (RGC)
  • Government of Hong Kong SAR
  • Hongkong
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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