Call for applications – Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Since its establishment by the Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009,
the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme has brought outstanding talents from
around the world to Hong Kong to undertake PhD studies in the city’s world-class
research universities in fields ranging from humanities, business and social
sciences, to engineering, medical and physical sciences. Candidates who are
seeking admission as new full time PhD students in one of Hong Kong’s eight
public universities are welcome to apply by 1 December 2018.

Hong Kong is an innovative and open city offering high quality of life
with its vibrant cultural scene and diverse nature, including beaches, mountains
and country parks. The city’s excellent university programmes are taught in
English, and the universities adopt international standards in curriculum design as
well as quality assurance. Of the eight public universities in Hong Kong, three are
ranked in the world’s top 50 by the Quacquarelli Symonds World University
Rankings 2019 and three are ranked in Asia’s top 10 by the Times Higher
Education Asia University Rankings 2018.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG)
is committed to fostering scientific advancement and nurturing research talent. In
her 2018 Policy Address, the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, announced an
additional injection of HK$ 20 billion (approx. EUR 2.2 billion) into the Research
Endowment Fund set up by the RGC to strengthen the research capabilities of
Hong Kong’s universities, and the setting up of a scientific research matching
fund of HK$ 3 billion (approx. EUR 330 million) to increase the source of
research funding.

In the 2019/2020 academic year, 250 PhD Fellowships will be awarded to
talents from around the world. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of
HK$ 240,000 (approx. EUR 26,400) and a conference and research-related travel
allowance of HK$ 10,000 (approx. EUR 1,100) per year to each awardee for a
period of up to three years. Eligible candidates can submit applications online
through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System by 1
December 2018. For more details about studying and living in Hong Kong, please

To inform young talents from Central and Eastern Europe about the
various opportunities that Hong Kong has to offer, the HKETO Berlin will take
part in the EINSTIEG education fair in Munich from 23 to 24 November 2018
and the BeSt education fair in Vienna from 7 to 10 March 2019.

About HKETO Berlin

HKETO Berlin is the official Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Government representative in commercial relations and other economic and trade
Hong Kong Economic and matters in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak
Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland.


Kilian Becker
Head, Public Relations
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin
Tel: +49 (0) 30 22 66 77 24 2
Fax: +49 (0)30 22 66 77 28 8
HKETO Berlin
12 October 2018

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