Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE)* now invites applications for admission to PhD programmes at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in 2019/20, called the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. This Scheme is run by the RGC (Hong Kong Research Grants Council). This Scheme is indeed extremely attractive, since any PhD student accepted under this program will receive a monthly salary of 25,000 Hong Kong Dollars (hence around 3,200 USD/month at the current exchange rate), during three years at CityU (City University of Hong Kong).

Note that the cost of living in Hong kong is quite reasonable, and that housing is provided by the university: it’s free the first year (covered, like the Tuition Fees, by an additional Entrance Scholarship).

Of course, only students with extremely good academic records should apply. Another requirement is the English Proficiency: Unless his/her medium of instruction was English, any candidate should have passed either the TOEFL Test with a minimum score of 79 (this minimum TOEFL score is equivalent to 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based)), or the IELTS
Test with a minimum score of 6.5 (as I understand, it’s possible to pass the TOEFL or IELTS Tests online).

You will find all the instructions and details in the following websites:
– The RGC website is: http://www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd, http://www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd
– The CityU website is: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/oas

Promotional materials:

E-leaflet: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cse/fellowship/HKPFS_Leaflet_e-version.pdf
E-poster: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cse/fellowship/HKPFS_Poster_e-version.pdf
Text version: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cse/fellowship/HKPFS_Leaflet_text

Please note that the absolute deadline for applying are 1st December 2018 for RGC and 1st December 2018 for CityU.