Thursday, 22 September 2016

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Scholarships 2017 for International students in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) is offering scholarships for international students in Hong Kong. These scholarships are for those students who want to pursue their PhD Degree studies in Hong Kong 8 participating universities. These scholarships are aiming at enrich intellectual international students from developing countries with international research standard.

Field of Study / Subjects
Applicants can choose any field for their PhD Degree studies, these fields can be:
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Business Studies
Number of Scholarships
Around 230 PhD scholarships are offered per year

Duration of Scholarship
3 years for PhD program

Scholarship Description / Details
The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC)  provides some grants, these are:
  • Provides with a monthly stipend of HK$240,000 (~USD3, 000)
  • Conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~USD1, 300) per year for a maximum period of three years
  • Applicants will be exempted from all kinds of tuition fees and university charges.
Eligibility Criteria
In order to be considered as eligible for the scholarships offered by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), applicants should possess following eligibility criteria:
  • At least a recognized Bachelor’s and Masters degree
  • Applicant should possess outstanding academic record throughout his/her academic career
  • Research ability and potential
  • Communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities and societal responsibility
  • Take admission as new full time PhD applicant in the following eight universities:
  • 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
  • The University of Hong Kong
How to Apply / Download Scholarship Form / Documents Required
Applicants, who want to apply for the scholarship offered by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC):
  • Applicants should apply for this scholarship via online application
  • Should submit their application form before the final date of submission
  • Attach all necessary documents with application form
  • Academics Certificate
  • Personal Statement
  • References letters
  • CV
  • Other require documentations
Contact us:
  • Email:
  • Rm 1381, Academic Building,
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
  • Clear Water Bay,
  • Kowloon Hong Kong SAR, Chain
  • Tel: (852) 2623 1120
  • Fax: (852) 2358 2463
  • Email:
Last Date to Apply / Deadline: 1 December (annual)
Official Website: Visit official website to get more information about the scholarship




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