Application Timeline

Schedule Application Procedures
By 1 Dec 2017 (12noon, GMT+8)
RGC application deadline
Obtain an HKPFS reference number from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council
By 4 Dec 2017 (11:59pm, GMT+8)
HKUST application deadline
Submit the HKPFS application online directly to HKUST. Applicants who have chosen two HKUST programs in the initial application are reminded to submit a separate full application for EACH chosen program to HKUST.


*Please be reminded to quote the HKPFS reference number obtained from RGC.
By 10 Dec 2017 Nicely inform your referees that it is most helpful if they can provide the reference reports earliest possible.

Attend the admission interviews by Skype or in person.
Mar 2018 Successful candidates will be notified by RGC via email.

Candidates who are not selected for the fellowship, may be considered for admission to relevant PhD program(s) with Postgraduate Studentship of HK$195,960/year.

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