Scholarships, Studentships & Awards

Scholarships, Studentships & Awards

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students from around the world to pursue doctoral studies in Hong Kong. While candidates' academic excellence is the primary consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account factors such as research ability and potential, communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership abilities.

Huawei PhD Fellowship 

HKUST School of Engineering and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have established a Huawei PhD Fellowship Program, under which students may pursue PhD engineering study at HKUST, perform research at Huawei as student interns, and obtain a PhD degree from HKUST upon fulfilling all requirements. Each student under this program will be supervised by a HKUST faculty serving as the prime supervisor, and co-supervised by a Huawei professional with expertise in the relevant research field.   

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship 

Under the administration of Bai Xian Asia Institute, the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship targets at high-caliber students studying abroad within Asia and serves as a platform for students and educational institutions to cultivate lasting relationships based on mutual trust and understanding - essential tools for building bridges across cultures. Applicants should possess high proficiency in English, strong personal integrity, propensity for international and intercultural understanding, compassion and willingness to serve.

HKUST SENG-BICI Entrepreneurship PhD Program

HKUST School of Engineering and Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI), administrated by the HKUST Innovation Collaborative Center (HCIC), have established a HKUST SENG-BICI Entrepreneurship PhD Program, under which students may pursue PhD engineering study in stipulated key technology areas at HKUST, and enhance their entrepreneurial experience through the learning and training opportunities offered by BICI in innovation and entrepreneurship.  For details, please visit here.

Postgraduate Studentship 

Postgraduate studentships are awarded to full-time research postgraduate students of the University to provide them with financial assistance to cover their daily subsistence, tuition fees and other related expenses during the course of their study.

Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Students 

The HK Government has set up a Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate Students.  Starting from Fall 2018 / 19, local students (both new and current ones) fulfilling stipulated criteria would be given the tuition waiver.

PhD Research Excellence Award 

To enhance the overall quality of PhD research education, the School of Engineering has established the PhD Research Excellence Award scheme as recognition of outstanding achievements by our PhD students / graduates. The Research Awards will be granted to PhD students / graduates who have made the most original and influential research achievements to knowledge in the discipline. The award to be recognized should arise from the work that has been carried out mainly at HKUST. 

For Current Research Postgraduate Students and Faculty, please login the Intranet and view the PhD Research Excellence Award for the eligibility, nomination process and deadline, selection criteria and procedures.

Other Scholarship Opportunities 

More funding and scholarships are available to postgraduate students, e.g. Fulbright Junior Research Awards, Research Travel Grants, etc.  For details, please visit Scholarships and Financial Aid Office