Applicants admitted to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. as full-time candidates are automatically offered a Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS). Consequently, all of our postgraduate students receive funding to cover both tuition and living expenses.
The Department is also able to nominate outstanding Ph.D. candidates (but not M.Phil. candidates) for the Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship (HKPF) the University Postgraduate Fellowship (UPF) or the Outstanding Overseas Student Award at the time of admission. These awards provide more generous funding than the baseline PGS.
With the exception of the Outstanding Overseas Student Award (only available to students from outside China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau) all major postgraduate scholarships are awarded regardless of country of origin or place of residence. We welcome local and non-local applicants alike. More information on fees, and on funding levels can be found here.
Acceptance of a PGS or similar award also carries a requirement to devote a limited amount of time to teaching or research on behalf of the Department. Typically, students will fulfill this by acting as Teaching Assistants on one of the larger courses, working alongside their supervisor or another faculty member.
Once enrolled, all postgraduate students are also eligible to apply for conference/travel support for the University Research Committee (URC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC).
In addition to these, and other, central and university-administered awards, the Department also provides some additional travel funding to Fine Arts postgraduate students.