Application Process

The Scheme will call for application in early September every year.

An initial application must be made through the Online Application System at the RGC's website (

After you obtain the official reference number from the RGC Online Application System, you may apply to HKBU via the Graduate School Online Application System.  Each applicant may choose up to two programmes. If you need Academic Referee’s Report Form, please click here.

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship application is also regarded as a formal application for regular PhD admission to HKBU, and applicants are therefore required to fully comply with HKBU's admission requirements. Applicants who are not selected for the Fellowship Scheme will be considered as regular application.

Application Deadline

Submit initial application to the RGC: 1 December 2024 (Hong Kong Time 12:00 noon) (To be confirmed by RGC)
Full application to HKBU: 1 December 2024 (Hong Kong Time 23:59)


Research Grants Council (for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme)
Fax: (852) 2845 1183

Graduate School, Hong Kong Baptist University (for HKBU Online Application)
Enquiry hotline:  (852) 3411 5127
Fax: (852) 3411 5133

Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (for Potential Research Topics)
Enquiry hotline:  (852) 3411 2782
Fax: (852) 3411 7892