2019 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 during 4-year Study
Nominated by HKBU and awarded by RGC Approx. HKD 1,640,000 - 1,820,000*
Nominated by HKBU but not awarded by RGC Approx. HKD 920,000 - 960,000*
*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 2020


1-2 months in July/August 2019


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

April 15, 2019

Result Notification

For applications received before Mid-March:  By Mid-April 2019
For other applications:  By Mid-May 2019

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