Latest scholarship to hit the scene is Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021. Get ready to make your applications for this scholarship. The best about this scholarship is that it is a government scholarship and the Government of Hong Kong has started accepting the applications from international students for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021 and you are not required to submit IELTS – this is again the great news for the students. In 2021, HK Government is going to offer 300 scholarships for international students. Let’s get ready to avail the opportunity. Students having Bachelor’s degree (with 16 years of education) can now directly lodge their applications for PhD Fellowship in Hong Kong whereas Master students too can apply for the scholarships targeted to international students.
For Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021, there are 8 universities of Hong Kong which are participating in the program. And they all are top universities of the country. All academic fields are available and you can apply for any academic field of study. There are no academic background restrictions. If you have previously studied in English medium, there is no need to provide English test scores meaning that IELTS, TOEFEL are not needed.
The purpose of Hong Kong Government behind offering these scholarships is that they want to attract the best and brightest students to pursue their PhD studies. There is no application fee to apply for the scholarships. In this fellowship program, all expenses will be covered by the HK Government.
Details about Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021
Country: Hong Kong
Scholarships Available: 300
Eligibility of the Country: All Nationalities Can Apply
Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
Deadline: 2nd December 2020
A Fleeting Look at Scholarship
This scholarship was launched by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009. The universities in the country have been on their way to produce bright talents with their quality of education. This scholarship helps develop bright researchers.
Top 8 Universities Participating in Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021
- City University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Baptist University
- Lingnan University
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- The Education University of Hong Kong
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- The University of Hong Kong
Available Academic Fields & Majors
- Engineering and Technology
- Social Science and Business Studies
Below mentioned is the financial coverage to be provided to the chosen applicants for PhD fellowship:
- An annual stipend of HK$309,600 (Approximately US$39,700) for the coverage of Housing and Meals)
- A conference and research-related Travel Allowance of HK$12,900
- For awardees who need more than three years to complete the Ph.D. degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.
You need to be eligible by proving the below:
- Academic excellence
- Research Ability
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Leadership abilities.
Deadline for the Application
In order to apply for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021, the deadline set is 2nd December 2020.
Application Process for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021
The candidates who are eligible for this scholarship need to first lodge an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) so as to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by 2 December 2020 before they submit their applications for the admission in PhD at their chosen universities.
Special Note: Applicants have the opportunity of choosing up to two programs/ departments at one or two universities for their doctorate (Ph.D.) study under HKPFS 2021/22. They need to fulfill the admission requirements of their chosen universities and programs.
Remember: There are bright chances that few universities’ deadlines for applications come up fast after you submit the initial applications, thus you need to be quick for the initial applications to have sufficient time frame to apply to universities. To make it simple, you need to follow two steps below for this PhD Fellowship program:
Step 1: Submit Initial Application to RGC (Research Grants Council)
Step 2: Submit Your Full Applications to Your Chosen Universities
Click the below mentioned official link of the Hong Kong Fellowship Program to Apply.