[Air-L] Generous PhD Fellowships on offer in Hong Kong

Herold, David [APSS] david.herold at polyu.edu.hk
Thu Jul 11 01:30:11 PDT 2013

Dear all,

Please pass this on to any students who might be interested:

Hong Kong Universities are looking for PhD students with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong within the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

The scheme pays for:
- Full 3 year tuition scholarship
- Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approx. US$2,600)
- Annual book and equipment allowance of HK$20,000 (approx. US$2,600) - not at all universities !!!
- Annual Conference Funding of HK$10,000 (approx. US$1,300)


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 1, 2013 for a September 2014 start.

- Identify and approach potential supervisors as soon as possible (see below);
- Develop a research proposal with interested supervisor;
- Submit application forms (incl. references) and research proposals by the deadline.

University websites to start looking for departments and supervisors:
Hong Kong University - http://www.hku.edu.hk/
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - http://www.ust.edu.hk/
Chinese University of Hong Kong - http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/
City University of Hong Kong - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - http://www.polyu.edu.hk/
Hong Kong Baptist University - http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/
Lingnan University - http://www.ln.edu.hk/
Hong Kong Institute of Education - http://www.ied.edu.hk/

My own info for interested students:
David Kurt Herold, Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS), HK Polytechnic University
Email: David.Herold at polyu.edu.hk<mailto:David.Herold at polyu.edu.hk>
Research interests:
- Internet in China; Internet users and their practices (=culture?); online/offline crossovers
- Cross-cultural comparisons; cross-cultural (mis-)communication
- Qualitative Research Methods, online research methods
- Social Theory, Theories of knowledge, Theories of society

>From experience, the following are of help in the application process:
- Undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree from different universities, preferably in different countries;
- 'Good' universities, very good GPA;
- Very good research proposal (incl. literature review, interesting and doable project, etc.);
- There is a preference for non-Chinese (there are different programs for Chinese students) to increase their ratio among Hong Kong students.

More information: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/


Dr. David Kurt Herold,
Assistant Prof. for Sociology,
APSS - GH325,
HK Polytechnic University,
Hung Hom, Kowloon,
Hong Kong

Tel.: +852-3400 3015
Fax: +852-2773 6558


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