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

Herold, David [APSS] david.herold at polyu.edu.hk
Fri Aug 28 07:04:32 PDT 2015

Dear colleagues,

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) - not at all universities !!!


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 1, 2015 for a September 2016 start.


General information: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

- Identify and approach potential supervisors as soon as possible (see below);

- Develop a research proposal with an 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:

Dr. David Kurt Herold, Assistant Professor, 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


- Undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree from different universities, preferably in different countries;

- Good universities, very good GPAs (at both undergrad and postgrad levels;

- 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.

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



Dr. David Kurt Herold
Assistant Professor
Department of
Applied Social Sciences

HK Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Phone: (+852)-3400 3015
Email: David.Herold at polyu.edu.hk



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