Call for Applications – HK PhD Fellowship Scheme

Call for Applications – HK PhD Fellowship Scheme


Striving for excellence in education and research in the discipline of mechanical engineering with global out-reach and impact, The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is now inviting outstanding graduates for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong within The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme2016/2017.

The Scheme provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and Conference and Research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for awardees for maximum period of three years. In addition, PolyU will provide each PhD Fellowship with a 3-year tuition scholarship and guarantee hall accommodation in the first year of study.  Details of the Scheme can be found in the attached leaflet.

Application key dates and procedures:

1 Sept 2015                Call for applications

1 Dec 2015                 Deadline for submitting initial applications to the RGC by the applicants for allocation of a reference number

1 Dec 2015                 Deadline for submission of full applications to PolyU

March/April 2016       Notification of results

How to apply              http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/en/how_to_apply/admission_requirements.html

For your information, PolyU is the largest publicly funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student population – over 31,000 students with around 1,300 research postgraduate (mostly PhD) students. As one of the founding departments of the University since 1937, The Department of Mechanical Engineering has been the forerunner of the vast evolvement of its field.  We are ranked:

–          40th in the subject of Engineering and Technology in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15

–          42nd in the subject of engineering – mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing in the QS World University Rankings 2013/14

–          39th in the subject of mechanical engineering in the National Taiwan University Ranking 2013

We conduct world-class research which emphasizes high application value in the areas of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation, Advanced Materials Technology, Combustion and Pollution Control, Fluid Structure Interactions, Integrated Product Development and Sound, Vibration and Structural Health Monitoring. For more information about the research development of our Department, please browse our website: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/me/en-US/ResearchOverviews/index

It would be very much grateful if you can disseminate the information to your colleagues and students. Should you have any queries, my colleague Ms Celia Wong (tel.: 852-2766-7935/email: celia.w@polyu.edu.hk) would be delighted to help.

HK PhD Fellowship 2016-17_ME Leaflet