MPHIL/PHD IN PUBLIC POLICY

Scholarship/Studentship

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTSHIP (PGS)

Full-time regular research postgraduate students are eligible for a postgraduate studentship of HK$17,330 per month (2019-20 academic year) during their normative study period. The studentship is intended to help cover daily subsistence, tuition fees and other expenses that students may incur during the course of their study.
 

HONG KONG PHD FELLOWSHIP SCHEME (HKPFS)

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship scheme is established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with aims to attract the best and brightest students from around the world to pursue doctoral studies at HKUST.

THE FELLOWSHIP WILL BE OFFERED IN 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR

  1. Stipend: HK$309,600 (~US$39,700) per year, for 4 years

  2. Excellent Research Award: HK$40,000 (~US$5,000) in the first year of study

  3. Conference Travel Allowance: HK$12,900 (~US$1,650) per year, for 4 years; and

  4. University Accommodation: Guaranteed in the first 2 years of research postgraduate studies

For more details, please visit https://pg.ust.hk/prospective-students/scholarship-fees/hong-kong-phd-fellowship-scheme
 

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)

It is a scholarship for new students from East, Southeast and South Asia to pursue postgraduate studies and cross-cultural enrichment. The application for 2019/20 Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program is now closed. Visit here for more details about the program.

THE FELLOWSHIP WILL BE OFFERED IN 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • Covering tuition, lodging and daily subsistence costs throughout the normative study period
     
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. 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.

THE SCHEME IS OFFERED FROM 2018-19 ADMISSION

  • Tution waiver of HK$42,100 per annum
     
  • 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

For details, please visit here.

Other Funding and Scholarships

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

Visit here for more information.