Outstanding applicants are encouraged to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPF), which was established by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009 and aims to invite students from all over the world to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Hong Kong’s Institutions. The HKPF scheme provides pretigious and fully-funded programme for the Ph.D. studies, including extreamly attractive terms:
Stipend: 319,200 HKD (40,900 USD) per year, for 4 years
Excellent Research Award: 40,000 HKD (~5,100 USD) in the first year of study
Conference Travel Allowance: 13,300 HKD (~1,700 USD) per year, for 4 years
Accommodation from the university: Guaranteed in the first 2 years of research postgraduate studies
More details could be found from the HKPF page of HKUST. Students interested in this scheme are warmly welcome to directly contact Prof. Xu (danxu at cse.ust.hk) for discussion of the application. Please attach an update-to-date CV and indicate "HKPF PhD application" in the subject of the inquiry email.
For Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers
Except for the support directly from PI's funding, candiates can also apply for a high-level support from RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (PDFS) which provides an excellent package for local and non-local postodctoral researchers to conduct pure research. The basic salary of the fellowship awardee is coarsely 396,600 HKD per year (approximately 50,600 USD) with a top-up support of 12,600 HKD per year for conference and research related travel allowance. The fellowship can cover in total 36 months. Any interested candidates can send a CV and a research statement directly to Prof. Xu for discussion.
For Prospective Visiting Students/Scholars
Our group welcomes visiting students or scholars for a wide range of collaboration. People from external institutions who would like to join our group physically or remotely for a joint research, could directly send emails to Prof. Xu with their CVs for inquiry. The inquiry should briefly introduce how their research matches or complements our group's research interests. We will get back to candidates only if we find good hits.