School of Media Studies

Apply to Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme


• Applicants who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded universities of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
• Research Grants Council website –
They especially welcome candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Media at the School of Creative Media, one of the most prominent new media art school in Asia.
You can have a look at the potential supervisors here, with a description of their expertise for PhD supervision (Critical Digital Humanities, artistic research/research creation, creative media engineering): 
You are encouraged to contact directly a potential supervisor as soon as possible in the process of application.
Each Fellowship recipient will receive financial award in the amount of USD195,300 for the 4-year PhD study.  The financial award consists of CYC SGS Entrance Scholarship (which covers the tuition and on-campus hostel fees in the first year of research study), and a monthly stipend and a conference and research-related travel allowance.  Students with outstanding academic progress in their later years of study may receive a Research Tuition Scholarship to cover their full tuition fees.

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will invite applications for 2021 entry from 1 September – 1 December 2020 (12.00.00 GMT +8 hours). The key milestones and application procedures are as follows:

Step 1:

Applicants should first submit an initial application at the RGC’s Online Application System (OAS) ( to obtain a RGC reference number (RGC’s deadline: 1 December 2020 [12.00.00 GMT +8 hours
Step 2:
Applicants are then required to submit full application, together with supporting documents, to CityU’s Online Admission System, and quote the RGC reference number (CityU’s deadline:1 December 2020).
Announcement of Fellowship results by the RGC: March/April 2021
Firm admission offer with regular postgraduate studentship will be given to selected CityU’s nominees, even if they are not awarded the Fellowship by the RGC. The admission offer will be confirmed by the University in January 2021.

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