The Hong Kong Government is inviting all qualified international students to apply for government-funded Ph.D. scholarships in Hong Kong. With this scholarship, you will be able to study in any of the eight universities in Hong Kong fully funded. The eligible universities are 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, and the University of Hong Kong.

The specific organization that is offering the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship is the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong which established this fellowship in 2009. This fellowship aims to attract the best minds globally to Hong Kong.

Scholarship Coverage: Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship

  • Fully Funded
  • Annual Stipend of approximately $30,000
  • Travel Allowance

Number of Recipients

More than 230 Ph.D. Recipients

Check Also: Available Programs for International Students

Eligibilty Criteria: Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research Ability and Potential
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership Abilities

How to Apply: Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship

  1. Submit an initial application to the Research Grants Council. 
  2. Submit full applications to eligible universities. 

The application forms can be found on the official scholarship website. For detailed application procedures, visit Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Application Procedures Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many questions that students frequently ask about this fellowship. To help with many students’ questions, the official scholarship website has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions about this fellowship other than the ones listed, you can contact them by email. To view the list of frequently asked questions and the contact email address, visit Hong Kong Ph.D. FAQ page.


We hope that this article on Hong Kong Ph.D. Scholarships were helpful. To know more information on studying abroad, check out the Available Programs for International Students.

About the Author: Hyun Lee

Hi! I am Hyun, and I am the founder at Global Scholarships. I've received a full-tuition scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College and a $1,000 Burger King Scholarship for my undergraduate degree and was offered a fully funded scholarship consisting of tuition, living stipend, and health insurance for computer science Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University. You can read more about my scholarship journey here. If you are interested, you can follow me on Linkedin where I regularly write about scholarship opportunities.

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  1. sadia javed July 23, 2023 6:11 pm - Reply

    application deadlines have been passed then why these are still in list?

    • Hyun Lee July 24, 2023 11:41 am - Reply

      Hi, are you talking about our email newsletter? Did we put Hong Kong Ph.D. Scholarships in our currently open scholarships newsletter when this has been passed?

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