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Postgraduate Studentship (PGS)
Postgraduate Studentship (PGS)

What it offers:

  • HK$199,920/year (US$25,630/year)
  • Up to 2 years for full-time MPhil students and 4 years for full-time PhD students

No separate application is required. HKUST will consider the suitability of candidates to receive the PGS while reviewing their application for research postgraduate programs.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

It is an internationally recognized award to draw the best PhD students around the globe to Hong Kong. HKUST has recruited the largest number of awardees for 7 years in a row. One out of six HKUST PhD students is from the Scheme, coming from 33 countries and places.

What it offers:

  • Stipend: HK$240,000 (~US$30,000) per year for 4 years
  • Excellent Research Award: HK$40,000 (~US$5,000) in the first year
  • Conference Travel Allowance: HK$10,000 (~US$1,300) per year for 4 years

The 2018/19 round of application is closed. The new round of application will start on September 2018. For more information, please click here.

Other Funding and Scholarships

More funding and scholarships are available to PG students, including Overseas Research Awards, Fulbright Junior Research Awards, Research Travel Grants, etc. 

For more information, please click here

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)
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Guaranteed university accommodation will be given in the first 2 years of your research postgraduate studies at HKUST.

For details, please visit the website of Student Housing and Residential Life Office (SHRLO)