Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2020/21 in City University (CityU)

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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2020/21 in City University (CityU)

Designation/Position-  Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) invites application for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship eligible and interested candidates

About- City University of Hong Kong (CityU), one of eight government-funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), is a modern, hi-tech institution committed to providing a high-quality learning environment for its students and the community. It has a vibrant research culture and has gained an excellent reputation for research and innovation in a wide range of disciplines. It has an outstanding team of academics dedicated to advancing knowledge to benefit society and the region. CityU currently has a student enrolment of around 20,000 (excluding Associate Degree students), over 6,000 of which are postgraduates. Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the HKSAR government, aims to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their research degree programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.

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Research/Job Area- 

Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and Technology (subject to revision)

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Environment
  • Infectious Diseases and Public Health
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Veterinary Medicine (self-financed programme only)

Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies

  • Accountancy
  • Asian and International Studies
  • Chinese and History
  • Creative Media
  • Economics and Finance
  • English
  • Information Systems
  • Law
  • Linguistics and Translation
  • Management
  • Management Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences

Location- City University of Hong Kong (CityU)


Those who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong should be eligible to apply, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background.

Applicants should demonstrate outstanding academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.

Applicants should satisfy the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a taught Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

The equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications and other scholarly achievements recognised by the University. Individual Departments and Schools may prescribe additional entrance requirements.

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants from non-English speaking universities are required to attach their TOEFL or IELTS score results with their PhD applications, unless they can provide proof that English is the language of instruction for all courses that qualify them for entrance to their proposed PhD programmes.

Job/Position Description- 

The Fellowship provides awardees with a monthly stipend of HK$25,800 (~US$3,307) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (~US$1,653) per year for a maximum of three years.

For Fellowship awardees who are admitted to a 4-year PhD programme, CityU will provide a monthly studentship at the same level as the RGC Fellowship for their fourth year of study.

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

Last Date for Apply– 2 December 2019

Admission YearApplication OpenApplication DeadlineAnnouncement of Results
2020Although admission is mainly considered in the main admission round, applications are accepted throughout the year. Early admission may be given to outstanding candidates.2 December 2019*March 2020

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