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Fung Graduate Fellowship (FGF) Program

Together with its partners the Victor and William Fung Foundation, Koç University ( is looking for 6 talented PhD candidates from China for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Victor and William Fung Foundation have established the Fung Graduate Fellowship Program for students from China (including Hong Kong) who are admitted by Koç University to pursue PhD degrees.

The Program is designed to support PhD candidates to carry out scientific research at Koç University over a four-year period, during which they will write their doctoral thesis generating new scientific knowledge.



Every year 6 PhD students from all disciplines will benefit from the Fung Graduate Fellowship (FGF) Program.



The Fung Graduate Fellowship Program will provide

  1. Tuition cost
  2. Monthly stipend of US$1,350 for the entire period of study (4 years)
    (The stipend is 60% higher than the regular PhD stipend at Koç University)
  3. Coverage of PhD thesis related expenses
  4. $140 of Health Insurance
  5. Meal Card
  6. Free housing at the campus or $500 for off-campus accommodation



Chinese citizens living in China, Hong Kong and Macau who have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a reputable university. Preference will be given to students from the following Fung Scholars & Fellows Partner Universities:

  • Mainland China
    Fudan University • Harbin Institute of Technology • Nanjing University • Peking University • Renmin University of China • Shanghai Jiao Tong University • Sun Yat-sen University • Tsinghua University• Xiamen University • Zhejiang University
  • Hong Kong
    City University of Hong Kong •  Hong Kong Baptist University • Lingnan University •The Chinese University of Hong Kong • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University •The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology • The University of Hong Kong



PhD programs application deadline is May-June every year.  Visit link below for application procedures and more details for each program.

Please indicate on your Statement of Purpose that you would like to apply for a Fung Graduate Fellowship.



E-mail Global Recruitment Team on


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Fung Graduate Fellowship (FGF) Program (English)

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