All full-time research students are automatically considered for Research Postgraduate Studentship. The value of the studentship shall be determined by the University when deemed necessary. The monthly stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year is HK$15,600 (approximately US$2,000) for all MPhil and PhD students and HK$16,200 (approximately US$2,100) for post-candidacy PhD students. Conference and research support will also be provided to each student. Students could also apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme or other financial aids such as part-time assistantships, subject to the satisfactory progress and availability of funding.