CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship Scheme


Due to the recent pandemic or travel restriction, your study plan to pursue a PhD degree overseas may be affected. CUHK offers a Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship Scheme to those who are offered a PhD place in top overseas universities to realise your goal at CUHK.


The Scholarship Scheme offers the following to selected candidates with outstanding academic performance (obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent), and obtained a PhD admission offer for 2021-22 from a top overseas university:

  • An award of total HK$80,000 (HK$40,000 in the first year of attendance and HK$20,000 each in the second and third years subject to satisfactory study progress); and
  • Studentships of HK$216,300 per annum within the normative study period.


Application Procedures


Application Documents

  • Academic transcripts
  • Valid English Language proficiency test score report
  • A copy of an offer letter for 2021-22 from a top overseas university


Application Deadline

16 April 2021


Remarks: If you have already applied for our PhD Programme (2021-22 Intake), you need not apply again. Please send an email to our Graduate Division (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) indicating your intention to apply for the Scheme and attach a copy of an offer letter for 2021-22 from a top overseas university in the email.