The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Fully-Funded Research Postgraduate Studies

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Master PHD

Location (s):

  • Hong Kong


Over the past two decades, 20,000 master’s and doctoral graduates have been guided and inspired by our world-class international faculty members who, working at the cutting edge of their fields, can share their experience and knowledge with those who study with them. MSc, MA, MPhil and PhD programs covering a wide range of leading fields in science, engineering, business and management, and humanities and social science are available, as you will find by reading further. Program curricula are designed to build in-depth knowledge that can address the needs of the economy, industrial applications and social progress to boost development in Hong Kong, the region and beyond.


Postgraduate Studentship (PGS)

What it offers:

  • HK$195,960/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)

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 five years in a row. One out of six HKUST PhD students is from the Scheme, coming from 28 countries and places.

What it offers:

  • A Fellowship of HK$240,000 (~USD30,000) per year, for 4 years
  • A Conference Travel Allowance of HK$10,000 (~USD1,300) per year, for 4 years
  • An Excellent Research Award amounting to HK$40,000 in the first year of study

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Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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