Study for a PhD in Asia's World City

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you:
  • Language and profession communication
  • Media and communication
  • Language teaching and learning
  • Linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics
  • Intercultural communication and area studies
Further information about the Scheme can be obtained from the following websites:

Research Grants Council:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Key features of the Fellowship Scheme
  • Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600)
  • Annual conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) for 3 years
  • Tuition scholarship and guaranteed hall accommodation in first year for PolyU awardees
Important dates

Submission of initial application to RGC: From 1 Septemper 2017 to 1 December 2017
Submission of full application to PolyU: 1 December 2017


General Office, Department of English
Tel: (852) 2766 7573 (Ms Vinci Leung)
Fax: (852) 2333 6569


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