Skip to content




Notice for International Students

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2015/16

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2015/16



About the award

The Fellowship will provide an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approx. KRW32,877,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approx. KRW1,370,000) per year up to three years.  


Who can apply

Candidates seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in the eight institutions in Hong Kong including the Hong Kong Institute of Education, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience, and ethnic background. Candidates from across the board (for example, in the arts and social sciences, humanities, education studies, languages) are welcome to apply.


Selection Criteria

While academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account, but not limited to, the four yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:

i.               Academic excellence;

ii.               Research ability and potential;

iii.               Communication, and interpersonal skills; and

iv.               Leadership abilities.


How to apply

Eligible candidates should make their initial application through the online system at to obtain a reference number before submitting full applications to their selected institutions.  Full application to HKIEd can be made via our online application system ( 


Please note the following application deadline:


Initial Application: 1 December 2014 (at Hong Kong Time 12:00 noon)

Full Application to HKIEd: 5 December 2014


*For details about the PhD programme at HKIEd, please visit the following website:  


For enquiries, please feel free to contact HKIEd Graduate School:

Tel.: (852) 2948 7283 / (852) 2948 7691



If you have any questions or need any further information on the said Scheme, please feel free to contact Ms Vienna LEE at or (852) 2948-7283.