Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

·         Established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009.

·         Aims to attract the best students from around the world to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong.

·         Provides a monthly stipend of HK$26,900 (approx. US$3,450) and a conference travel allowance of HK$13,500 (approx. US$1,730) per year for up to three years. Additional support will be provided by the Graduate School for students within the normative period of study.

·      University Accommodation: Guaranteed on-campus accommodation during the normative period of study. 


Application Procedure

1.      Applications are invited from 1 September 2021 at 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time).

2.      Submit an initial application to the RGC through their on-line application system and obtain a HKPFS reference number.

3.      RGC Application deadline: 1 December 2021 at 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time).

4.      Submit your full application through EdUHK Admission System and quote the HKPFS reference number.

5.      EdUHK Application deadline: 1 December 2021

Admission Requirements

For Admission Requirements, please refer to: https://www.eduhk.hk/gradsch/index.php/prospective-students/admission/admission-requirements/127-admission/admission-requirements/169-admission-requirements-rpg.html


  • For more information on HKPFS, please refer to: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html 
  • For enquiry, please contact Graduate School at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.