This is an early bird news article on the upcoming biggest scholarship funding sponsored by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) at their top ranked universities where talented international students would compete to get a chance to study for free. Without any further suspense let me tell you the name of this upcoming academic sponsorship called Hongkong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2024-2025. You can expect them to start accepting online applications for HKPFS 2024 program from September 1, 2023 which means you got just a few months to get ready to apply for this fully funded fellowship program.
HKPFS Program Sponsorship Plan
I marked HKPFS program as a fully funded fellowship because it actually pay off your tuition fee expense of up to US$41000, travel funding of up t US$1700, free hostel room facility, with passes to attend and participate in international conferences.
Who Can apply for HKPFS Scholarship?
This section is really important one because here you will find out if you can apply for this HKPFS scholarship or not and i will start by telling you the name of the subjects this fellowship will be offered for so those are social sciences, medicine, sciences, humanities, engineering & technology, and Business Studies.
Whereas, all international students must have cleared at least an undergrad degree with good marks and have cleared IELTS, or TOEFL certifications as well. Now, you know why i posted this news so early because you got a few months now in case you do not have IELTS/TOEFL exam; so take this as an opportunity and make sure to pass IELTS or TOEFL before the application window for HKPFS opens up. And if you are wondering in which of the Hongkong Universities this HKPFS fellowship 2024 will be offered then check out following universities in Hongkong which will proudly offer HKPFS fellowships in near future:
- Lingnan University
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Education University of Hong Kong
- City University of Hong Kong
- Chinese University of Hong Kong
- University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Baptist University
How to Submit Application for HKPFS Fellowship 2024?
Please note this down that the application method for HKPFS scholarship is completely online and you would be required to submit two separate applications out of which the first application will be made directly at HKPFS HKPFSES webpage.
Upon submitting this first application you will be given your HKPFS applicant reference number and then you will be needed to submit your second complete application directly at your chosen/preferred Hongkong University’s admission portal by quoting your HKPFS applicant number in their application system.
I would also like to inform you that you can actually apply for two subject options and can also choose two HK universities for your HKPFS fellowship grant application so that your chances of selection can be maximized.
Is there any secret to winning HKPFS Fellowship?
If you have made it to this section by reading my article on HKPFS fellowship then i think i am now going to reward you with a secret and that is to start first sort out your preferred Hongkong Universities and then your subject/department. Once these details are finalized then i advise you to research out the emails of professors of your chosen departments for asking them in emails if they have a vacancy available for a Phd student in their laboratory.
Now let say you got a positive response from any professor from that Hongkong University then that professor will issue you a letter of acceptance which later on you can attach with your online admission application for HKPFS fellowship an that would stand you out among all other applicants which means there will then be very thick chances of your selection!