Financial Aid & Fees

Postgraduate Studentship

(Applicable to government-funded students only)

The Postgraduate Studentship is granted on the basis of academic merit. Full-time research degree students who have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree with upper second class honours (or equivalent) or a good master’s degree before admission are eligible to apply for the Studentship. (Exemption from the above may be considered if the student has a good publication record.)

Eligible new full-time students will be considered for the Studentship award as part of their application for admission to a research degree programme. Separate applications are not required.

The Studentship is normally renewed on a yearly basis. Continuation and renewal of the award are subject to satisfactory study progress, achievement in coursework results and performance in any academic-related duties assigned. Individual Departments/Schools may stipulate additional requirements.

The Studentship rate for 2018/19 is HK$16,500 per month (~US$2,115). The maximum award period is up to 2 years for full-time MPhil students and 4 years for full-time PhD students (irrespective of their entry qualifications). Studentships are subject to revision in September each year, and any revision to the rate will apply to both current and new students. The Studentship award period should not exceed students’ stipulated study period.

Studentship recipients are normally required to undertake up to 10 hours per week on average of teaching and/or research support duties, as assigned by the Department/School. They shall not engage in any paid employment without the prior approval of the University.

 

Research Tuition Scholarship

(Applicable to government-funded students only)

Candidates with outstanding academic performance will be considered for a Research Tuition Scholarship, which is in the form of an exemption of the tuition fees.

Only full-time research students are eligible to apply for the Scholarship. If granted a Scholarship, the student will be exempted from paying one year’s tuition fees. The award period should not exceed students’ stipulated study period. All eligible new students will be considered for the Scholarship award when their research degree programme applications are reviewed. Separate applications are not required.

 

Conference Grant

(Applicable to government-funded students only)

To help widen students’ academic exposure, CityU offers Conference Grants to support students to attend local and overseas conferences. The maximum grant value is HK$10,000 (~US$1,282).

 

Research Activities Fund

(Applicable to government-funded students only)

Research students can apply for funding support to undertake research related activities outside Hong Kong that are beneficial and related to their research studies. The monthly allowance is HK$5,000. Normally, the maximum cumulative amount of funding provision during the entire period of study is HK$30,000 (~US$3,846).

 

Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarships

(Applicable to government-funded students only)

CityU offers Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarships to encourage outstanding international students to undertake MPhil or PhD studies at the University with a view to promoting academic exchange and enhancing the international mix of the University’s student population.

The Scholarship covers students’ tuition fees and on-campus hostel accommodation expenses in their first year of their research studies (equivalent to approximately HK$77,496 (~US$9,935)). If granted a Scholarship, the above-mentioned expenses will be off-set by the award.

 

Government Grants and Loans and External Financial Awards/Assistance

(Applicable to all students)

The Government and the University offer various kinds of grants and loans to help students who are in financial need. Various external financial awards and forms of assistance are also granted on the basis of academic merit or financial need.

 

Tuition/Continuation Fees (normally adjusted in September every year)

Type of Fee Mode of Study Remarks
Full-time Part-time
Government-funded Students
Tuition fee HK$3,508 per month HK$1,754 per month Non-refundable; applicable to students within their stipulated study period
Continuation fee HK$877 per month HK$439 per month Non-refundable; applicable to students who have been approved for an extension of their study period
Self-financing Students
Tuition fee HK$7,016 per month HK$3,508 per month Non-refundable; applicable to students within their stipulated study period
Continuation fee HK$1,754 per month HK$877 per month Non-refundable; applicable to students who have been approved for an extension of their study period

 

 

For more information of Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate Students, please refer to: http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/funding_opport/tws.html

Awards and Scholarships

Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Scholarships

(Applicable to government-funded students only)

The purpose of Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Scholarships is to recognise and reward students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance. All students who are within their (normal) period of study and have undertaken their current MPhil/PhD studies for at least one full year are eligible to apply for the Scholarship. The Scholarship is a one-off cash award and students will be presented with a certificate of award issued by the School.

 

Outstanding Academic Performance Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Academic Performance Award for research students is to recognise students with outstanding academic performance in their research studies. All research degree students who have completed at least one full year of MPhil/PhD studies and are within their (normal) study period are eligible to apply for the award. The award is a one-off cash award and students will be presented with a certificate of award issued by the School.

 

Outstanding Research Thesis Awards

The purpose of the Outstanding Research Thesis Awards is to recognise and reward research students who have produced a thesis of outstanding quality and achievement in their relevant research area. The School will identify the theses that satisfy the award criteria and forward the cases to the relevant Departments/Schools, which will be invited to confirm their suitability for the award. On receipt of confirmation from the Departments/Schools, the students concerned will be granted the award.

 

Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

The purpose of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Outstanding Doctoral Research Award is to recognise exceptional work by PhD graduates and to encourage the highest levels of research and writing. Only awardees of the Outstanding Research Thesis Award will be eligible to compete for the award. Each awardee will receive an award certificate issued by the School and a one-off cash prize of HK$20,000.