The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


img 1Situated at the heart of Asia, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a young and distinguished research university in Hong Kong. Ranked No. 27 in the World in the QS World University Rankings (2020), HKUST offers a wide selection of research postgraduate studies in Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, Environmental Studies, and Public Policy leading to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. All programs are taught in English.


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Scholarship and funding

img 3HKUST provides generous scholarships for students to pursue their research postgraduate studies, covering students’ tuition fees, accommodation fees, and living costs in Hong Kong.

  • Postgraduate Studentship (PGS): a studentship of HK$216,360 (~US$27,700) per year for full-time MPhil and Ph.D. students. The funding is up to two years for full-time MPhil students and four years for full-time Ph.D. students.
  • Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS): an internationally recognized award for Ph.D. studies established by the Hong Kong Government. The Fellowship provides each awardee with HK$ 319,200 (~US$ 40,900) and a conference travel allowance of HK$13,300 (~US$ 1,700) per year, for four years. HKUST will also provide awardees with an Excellent Research Award of HK$ 40,000 (~US$ 5,100) in the first year of studies.
  • RedBird Ph.D. Scholarship: a renewable scholarship of HK$40,000 (~US$5,100) per year, for excellent Ph.D. candidates, in recognition of their outstanding academic performance and research capacity.
  • Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP): a scholarship for new students from East, Southeast and South Asia to pursue master's studies and cross-cultural enrichment.

Students who pursue full-time MPhil and Ph.D. programs will have guaranteed university accommodation in the first two years of their studies. There are also other funding opportunities, such as the Overseas Research Award & Greater Bay Area Research Award, and more. For more details, please visit here.

The University is now inviting applications for 2020/21 Spring Term (commencing in February 2021) and 2021/22 Fall Term (commencing in September 2021) admissions. Apply Now!


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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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