Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in HKUST

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Description

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in HKUST

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKPFS

HKUST has been drawing the best doctoral students from around the world through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. In the 2018-19 cohort, over 50 of the 231 awardees in Hong Kong are HKUST students. With 1/6 HKUST PhD students being HKPFS Fellows, by joining us, you will find yourself being part of an exceptionally strong research community.


A Prestigious and Fully-Funded Option for Your PhD Studies

1. Stipend: HK$301,200 (~US$38,600) per year, for 4 years

2. Excellent Research Award: HK$40,000 (~US$5,000) in the first year of study

3. Conference Travel Allowance: HK$12,600 (~US$1,600) per year, for 4 years; and

4. University Accommodation: Guaranteed in first 2 years of research postgraduate studies

On top of meeting the HKUST admission requirements, HKPFS applicants should have:

  • Outstanding academic records
  • Excellent research ability and potential
  • International exposure and a global outlook
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership abilities

The University is now inviting applications for 2019/20 admissions. For details, please visit here.

Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfil English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:

  • TOEFL-iBT 80
  • TOEFL-PBT 550
  • TOEFL-Revised Paper-Delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module)
    For 2019/20 Admissions: Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5
    For 2018/19 Admissions: Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 2, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
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3 - 4 years
Full time
Price
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301,200 HKD
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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