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About the HK PhD Fellowship Summer Workshop

The HKPhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009, aims at attracting the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year for the awardees 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. In addition to the monthly stipend and annual conference travel allowance, HKPFS awardees may apply for various scholarships offered by the University. More than 200 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2017/18 academic year.

CUHK welcomes applicants who are seeking admission to our full-time PhD programmes to apply through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Those who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, are welcome to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.


The HKPhD Fellowship Summer Workshop

  • The summer workshop 2017 is organized for potential applicants to CUHK Engineering PhD programmes in the 2018-19 intake
  • We welcome undergraduate or master students in their penultimate year of study to apply
  • A maximum of 180 students will be admitted to the workshop
  • Selection will be based on academic excellence, research ability and potential
  • Every participant of the workshop will have the PhD admission interview opportunity on the last two days of the workshop. The first batch of PhD offers will be made shortly after the workshop

Application deadline
24 Apr 2017 (Monday)


What the Workshop Offers

  • On campus accommodation for 6 nights (July 10 – 16, 2016)
  • Welcoming banquet
  • Travel subsidy upon completion of the Workshop (HK$1,000 for mainland participants and full transoprtation support for participants coming from other countries or regions)
  • Admission interviews


Selection Criteria of the HKPhD Fellowship Scheme

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

  • Academic excellence;
  • Research ability and potential;
  • Cultural diversity;
  • Institutional support;
  • Communication, and interpersonal skills; and
  • Leadership abilities, and societal responsibility


Introduction slides of the HKPFS Summer Workshop

Introduction Slides (PDF)



July 10-14, 2017 (Mon - Fri)

Main Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Workshop Leaflet Download


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