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Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme 2022/2023 -- APPLY NOW!


Please contact Dr Yin-Fu JIN in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering yinfu.jin@polyu.edu.hk for the application with the subject of email “For application of HK PhD Fellowship”

Each applicant is allowed to make one initial application only to the Research Grants Council (RGC) through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) Electronic System to obtain a HKPFS reference number by 1 December 2021 at Hong Kong Time 12:00 (GMT+8 hours). Submit a full application and pay the application fee, via eAdmission System on or before 1 December 2021 at Hong Kong Time 23:59 (GMT +8 hours), by quoting the HKPFS reference number. Please check:


We (PolyU) offer:

  • tuition waiver scholarship for the entire normal study period; and guaranteed hall accommodation for 2 years;
  • the 4th year stipend/allowance with the same provision, if required;
  • in addition to what is offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong;
  • a monthly stipend of HK$26,900 (US$3,450) for the entire normal study period; and
  • a yearly allowance of HK$13,500 (US$1,730) per year for conference and research related travel allowance for a maximum period of three years;
  • associated money to support research study per normal study year: HK$20,000 (US$2,560).

Who can apply for:

  • the applicant shall finish the study of Bachelor before September 2022 (Year 4 students) with high GPA and ranking in class;
  • the applicant shall finish the study of Master before September 2022, with high GPA and ranking in class including Bachelor’s study;
  • the applicant shall have a qualified TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum requirements are: IELTS >= 6.5 (>= 6.0 for writing); or TOEFL >=80 (>=23 for writing) for internet-based test; or TOEFL >=550 for paper-based test; or exempted for candidates who have obtained a degree awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction was English; All English language test scores are considered valid for two years after the date of the test.
  • the applicant with strong backgrounds in Mechanics, Physics and Mathematics is most preferable.

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