Hong Kong is well regarded in Asia for their level of excellence in education and Australian post-student candidates with an interest in the region should certainly take note of the research grants offered by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee.
Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students are eligible to apply to the following eight institutions; City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong. The good news for Australians is that candidates are selected irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience, and ethnic background. This scholarship is offered annually to 200 students.
The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years. More than 200 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2014/15 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.
While candidates’ academic excellence is of primary consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account factors as follows:
- Academic excellence;
- Research ability and potential;
- Communication and interpersonal skills; and
- Leadership abilities.
To apply for this scholarship and read the latest application details please refer to the scholarship web site.
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