the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students from around the world to pursue doctoral studies in Hong Kong.
Eligibility Eligible applicants are those seeking admission as new full-time PhD research candidates in Government-funded institutions in Hong Kong irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding academic performance, and good research ability and potential.
The Fellowship The Fellowship provides the awardee with a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (~USD2,500) and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~USD1,300) per year for a maximum period of three years. 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the 2013/14 academic year2.
Review Panels Applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by two Selection Panels with expertise in the broad areas, one for science, engineering and technology, and another one for humanities, social science and business studies.
Selection Criteria While academic excellence is a prime consideration, the Review Panels will take into account, but not limited to, the four areas below in the selection of candidates: (i) Academic excellence; (ii) Research ability and potential; (iii) Communication and interpersonal skills, and (iv) Leadership abilities and societal responsibility.
Important Dates to Note Deadline for completing the initial application via RGC System 1 December 2012 (12:00 noon)