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 Amount

  • 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

Selection Criteria

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

How to Apply

  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 asked 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 was helpful. To know more information on studying abroad, check out the Available Programs for International Students.

About the Author: Hyun Lee

Hyun is the founder at Global Scholarships. He has received a full-tuition scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College as well as $1,000 Burger King Scholarship for his undergraduate degree and has been offered a fully funded scholarship consisting of tuition, living stipend, and health insurance for computer science Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University. Read more about his scholarship journey here.

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  1. sadia javed - Reply

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

    • Hyun Lee - 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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