Opening for PhD students

1. Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

Outstanding applicants are encouraged to apply for thehonorable "Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme". They should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (~US$2,564) and conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~US$1,282) per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years.

Entrance Requirements:

Prospective candidates would normally have attained at least a BSc (Hons) Class 2A degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university. Candidates should also possess an acceptable level of competency in the English language; good TOEFL and GRE scores are required.

• Hold a higher degree by research  OR
• Hold a taught Master's degree OR
• Hold a Bachelor's degree with first class   honors from a recognised university Extra marks for foreigner applicants.

English Proficiency Requirements:

If both teaching media of both your undergraduate and postgraduate courses are English (must provide certificates), you don't need English proficiency test.

If not:

• Score results of TOEFL (≥ 79) or IELTS  (≥6.5) in their PhD applications

Details about Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:


2. StandardCityU PhD studentship

English Proficiency Requirements of College of Science and Engineering:

---a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or
---a minimum overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS; or
---a score of 490 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test Band 6; or
---other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based).
(Please note that individual Departments in the College may adopt a higher standard.)

More details can be found in Admission Book of CityU PhD students:


Applications for admission should be made online at our website (

Deadline for registration at RGC's Online Application System (OAS) is 1 Dec., the deadline for submission of full applications to CityU for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme is 6 Dec.