Apply the PhD Programme in Communication, CUHK via Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2020/21
 

Apply the PhD Programme in Communication, CUHK via Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2020/21

09/2019

Provide a monthly stipend of HK$25,800
And a conference travel allowance of HK$12,900 per year
(Deadline: 2 December 2019)

The School of Journalism and Communication of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) welcomes applications to our full-time PhD Programme through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). First round applications to the PhD in Communication Programme must apply HKPFS at the same time. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$25,800 (approximately US$3,308) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approximately US$1,700) per year for the awardees for a period of three years.

 

PHD PROGRAMME IN COMMUNICATION, CUHK

 

  • Established in 1965, the School of Journalism and Communication has the longest history of communication research and education in Hong Kong.
  • Internationally renowned faculty members serving as board members and/or editors at a large number of major international journals.
  • The School publishes two widely-recognized scholarly journals, the TSSCI-indexed Communication & Society and the SSCI-indexed Chinese Journal of Communication.
  • Since 2011, our students have scooped a total of 49 best dissertation awards, individual research awards and top paper awards in major international conferences.
  • New research centre consolidating the position of the School as one of the most influential research hubs of communication research in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Please click here for more information about our programme.

 

 

HONG KONG PHD FELLOWSHIP SCHEME

 

Our School is delighted to invite both local and non-local postgraduate students to apply for our PhD Programme and undertake four years of PhD study in Hong Kong via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Scheme aims to attract outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programme in Hong Kong. The Fellowship generously provides financial supports. The amount includes:

  1. A monthly stipend of HK$25,800 (approximately US$3,308) and
  2. A conference and research related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approximately US$1,700) per year for the awardees for a period of three years.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

  1. Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
  3. Applicants are required to fully comply with CUHK admission requirements and our PhD Programme admission requirements.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

 

While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Review Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the six yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:

  1. Academic excellence;
  2. Research ability and potential;
  3. Cultural diversity;
  4. Institutional support;
  5. Communication, and interpersonal skills; and
  6. Leadership abilities, and societal responsibility

 

APPLICATION

 

The Scheme calls for applications from 2 September 2019. Applicants should submit initial application to the RGC through their on-line application system, and will be assigned a Reference Number. Applicants should then submit the full application through CUHK’s on-line admission system and quote the RGC Reference Number.

  • The application deadline of the scheme is 2 December 2019 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00
  • Start the application as early as possible in view of the need of selection procedures and various supporting documents required. ENTRY

 

PERMIT

 

For non-local applicants, please refer to the Guidebook for Entry for Study in Hong Kong issued by the Immigration Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, for detailed requirements for the application for student visa / entry permit.

 

 

ENQUIRIES

 

For enquiries about the PhD Programme and admission requirements, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For further details please visit the HKPFS website.

 

 

 

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