Generous Scholarship

HKUST provides generous scholarships for you to join our research postgraduate community (MPhil or PhD studies), which can well cover your tuition fee, accommodation fee and other living costs in Hong Kong.

Postgraduate Studentship (PGS)

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per year (~US$26,600/year) HK$ 207,960 2 years Up to 4 years for full-time PhD students for full-time MPhil students and

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

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It is an internationally recognized award to draw the best PhD students around the globe to Hong Kong. HKUST has the largest HKPFS awardee community in Hong Kong, with 400+ HKPFS recipients. More than 10% of our PhD students is from the Scheme, coming from 40 countries and regions.

The University is now inviting applications for 2020/21 admissions. For more details, please click here.

hkpfs-chart Created with Sketch. HK$ 309,600 per year for 4 years (~US$39,700) Stipend: HK$ 40,000 in the first year of study (~US$5,000) Excellent Research Award: HK$ 12,900 per year for 4 years (~US$1,650) Conference Travel Allowance:

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)

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It is a scholarship for new students from East, Southeast and South Asia to pursue master's studies and cross-cultural enrichment.

What it offers: 

  • Scholarships covering tuition, lodging and daily subsistence costs throughout the normative study period

Visit here for more details about the program.

Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local MPhil and PhD Students

To build up a pool of local research talents to sustain Hong Kong’s competitiveness and propel the development of our higher education, the Hong Kong Government has introduced this new scheme. 

local-chart Created with Sketch. HK$ 42,100 p.a. from admission 2018/19 Tuition Waiver of
  • Applicable to all local students enrolled in full-time MPhil/PhD programs, who have the (i) right of abode, (ii) right to land or (iii) “unconditional stay” status in Hong Kong. Check for the symbol “A”, “R” or “U” in the HKSAR Smart ID.
  • Provided for normative period of study
    • MPhil: 2 years
    • PhD (with a research master’s degree): 3 years
    • PhD (without a research master’s degree): 4 years
  • No separate application is required.
  • For details, please visit here.

Other Funding and Scholarships

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

Visit here for more information.


 Smart Tip

Guaranteed university accommodation will be given in the first 2 years of your full-time research postgraduate studies at HKUST.

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

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