Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract the outstanding students from across the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$27,100 (approx. US$3,500) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,600 (approx. US$1,740) per year for a maximum period of three years. For awardees with a normative study period of 4 years, CUHK will offer the award at the same level for the fourth year.

The CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship

  • offers tuition wavier to HKPFS awardees for their whole normative study period effective from the 2019-20 intake.  The on-campus hostel fee will be waived in the first year of study.  Applicable from the 2021-22 intake, the Scholarship provides HKPFS awardees with an award for lodging of HK$40,000 (approx. US$5,130) in the first year of study and HK$20,000 in the subsequent years within the normative study period.

CUHK guarantees on-campus accommodation during the normative study period to HKPFS awardees who submit timely applications.  The on-campus hostel fee will be waived in the first year of study (starting from the 2019-20 intake).

(* In lieu of the CUHK Vice-Chancellor HKPFS Scholarship, a tuition waiver will be provided to local HKPFS awardees during their normative study period under the Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate (RPg) Students.)

The Anthropology Department has been quite successful in attracting candidates able to win the PhD Fellowship. Here is the list of number of PhD Fellowship candidates entered the Department in recent years:

2018 one 
2019 two
2020 two
2021 one
2022 one
2023 two

Deadline for applications to 2025/26 entry:

To submit an initial application to RGC: By 12 noon, 1 December 2024 (Hong Kong time); and

To submit full application to CUHK: By 5 pm, 1 December 2024 (Hong Kong time).

Please refer to HKPFS page for more details.

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