PhD Fellowship Summer Workshop


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Program Description

PhD Fellowship Summer Workshop 


  • The summer workshop 2020 is organized for potential applicants to CUHK Engineering PhD programmes in the 2021-2022 intake.
  • We welcome undergraduate or master students in their penultimate year of study to apply.
  • 150 students will be admitted to the workshop.*
  • Selection will be based on academic excellence, research ability and potential.
  • Every participant of the workshop will have the PhD admission interview opportunity on the last two days of the workshop. The first batch of PhD offers will be made shortly after the workshop.

*subject to confirmation

What the workshop offers

  • On-campus accommodation for 6 nights (July 5 – 11, 2020).*
  • Welcoming banquet.*
  • Travel subsidy upon completion of the Workshop (up to HK$1,500 for participants from mainland universities; up to $3,000 for participants from Asian countries; up to $4,000 for participants from other places).*
  • Admission interviews.

*subject to confirmation



Tentative Programme Schedule 2020

Day 1 (6 July 2020, Monday)

  • Registration
  • Welcoming ceremony
  • Introduction by Graduate Divisions
  • Research Seminars by Graduate Divisions
  • Welcoming banquet

Day 2 (7 July 2020, Tuesday)

  • Lab visits
  • Poster session
  • Individual meetings with professors

Day 3 (8 July 2020, Wednesday)

  • Visit Faculty of Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin (for BME Division)
  • Panel discussions with professors and PhD students

Days 4 and 5 (9-10 July 2020, Thursday and Friday)

  • Admission interviews


Opportunities Available 

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009, aims at attracting the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$25,800 (approximately US$3,300) and a conference travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approximately US$1,655) per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years.

For awardees with a normative study period of 4 years, CUHK will offer the award at the same level for the fourth year. In addition to the monthly stipend and annual conference travel allowance, HKPFS awardees may apply for various scholarships offered by the University. 

About the Faculty of Engineering

The seed of CUHK Engineering was planted by Prof. Sir Charles K. Kao, Nobel Laureate in Physics and Father of Fiber Optics. He initially established the Department of Electronics in 1970. The Faculty was inaugurated in 1991 by Professor Kao.  Today, it has grown into a comprehensive Faculty with 6 academic departments, namely, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management.

Research Programmes under Six Divisions of Faculty of Engineering

  • MPhil-PhD in Biomedical Engineering
  • MPhil-PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
  • MPhil-PhD in Electronic Engineering
  • MPhil-PhD in Information Engineering
  • MPhil-PhD in Mechanical and Automation Engineering
  • MPhil-PhD in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

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About CUHK

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a mission to combine tradition with modernity. We aim at cultivating quality graduates to serve the increasingly sophisticated needs of society and making contributions to the pool of human knowledge through research. We have a unique college system and a 137.3-hectare scenic campus. The majority of our teaching staff are recruited from all over the world. Our current enrolment of postgraduate students exceeds 12,000 and includes a substantial portion of non-local students from around the world.

Workshop Application (Deadline: 22 April 2020):

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Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Founded in 1991 by our former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Charles Kao, also known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” and Nobel Laureate in Physics, the Faculty of Engineering comprises world-leading experts wh ... Read More

Founded in 1991 by our former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Charles Kao, also known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” and Nobel Laureate in Physics, the Faculty of Engineering comprises world-leading experts who are at the forefront of their disciplines and commit to teaching and research excellence. Read less