Situated 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 (PhD) degrees. All programs are taught in English.
- HKUST has rapidly risen with a global reputation for excellence.
- HKUST has a strong team of international faculty. There are over 690 faculty at HKUST coming from more than 35 countries and regions. All faculty members are PhD holders coming from leading universities.
- HKUST offers robust research infrastructure for the faculty and students. There are over 85 Research Institutes, Centers and Joint Labs in Hong Kong and Mainland.
- HKUST has a truly global and diverse postgraduate student community with more than 5,800 postgraduate students coming from over 70 countries and regions.
- HKUST provides strong entrepreneurship support to aid the students’ discoveries into tangible solutions and technology.
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Scholarship and funding
HKUST 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$27,700) per year for full-time MPhil and PhD students. The funding is up to two years for full-time MPhil students and four years for full-time PhD students.
- Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS): an internationally recognized award for PhD studies established by the Hong Kong Government. The Fellowship provides each awardee with HK$ 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 PhD Scholarship: a renewable scholarship of HK$40,000 (~US$5,100) per year, for excellent PhD 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 PhD programs will have guaranteed university accommodation in the first two years of their studies. There are also other funding opportunities, such as Overseas Research Award & Greater Bay Area Research Award, and more. For more details, please visit here.
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