2018 Summer PhD Research Experience Programme

To provide opportunities to outstanding students who are interested to pursue research postgraduate study in Hong Kong to:
  1. visit the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) campus and learn the cutting-edge research being undertaken in the Department of Computer Science;
  2. engage in a frontier research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor;
  3. understand the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and research scholarships offered by the Department of Computer Science and HKBU.
HKPFS Applicants Scholarship (per year)
Nominated by HKBU and awarded by RGC Approx. HKD 500,000*
Nominated by HKBU but not awarded by RGC Approx. HKD 250,000*
*Visit http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/hkpfs for a detailed breakdown

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Target Participants

Outstanding undergraduate/master students in computer science or related disciplines who will graduate by summer 2019


1-2 months in July/August 2018


Hong Kong Baptist University, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Selection Criteria

Decisions will be made based on the following merits:
  • Academic excellence
  • Research ability and potential
  • Leadership ability and societal responsibility
  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Application Form

Applicants are required to submit the application form and supporting documents at https://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/sre/app/

Application Deadline

March 15, 2018

Result Notification

By Mid-April 2018

Arrangement and Financial Support

The programme is free. Successful applicants will be required to arrange their own: 1) entry permit to Hong Kong; and 2) round-trip transportation between home country and Hong Kong.

The following support is provided:
  • Accommodation
  • Reimbursement of economy-class round-trip tickets between home town/university and Hong Kong (up to HK$ 4,000 for participants from Asian countries and up to HK$ 10,000 for participants from non-Asian countries)
  • Local living allowances of HK$ 3,000 per month


For enquiry, please contact Ms. Kristina Tsang.

Telephone: +852 3411 2782
Fax: +852 3411 7892