The PhD in Public Policy program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy research and teaching. Given the breadth and depth of research faculty expertise across departments and schools in HKUST, students in the Public Policy program will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following three policy areas: science, technology and innovation policy, environmental policy and sustainability, and social changes and public policy. Once admitted, full-time PhD students are eligible for a postgraduate studentship of HK$18,000 per month ($US2,300) during their study period.
More information about the PhD program here.
Applicants for PhD in Public Policy program can also apply for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), which has been established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with aims to attract the best and brightest students from around the world to pursue doctoral studies in Hong Kong. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$319,200 (approximately US$40,900) and a conference and a research-related travel allowance of HK$13,300 (approximately US$1,700) per year for each awardee for a period up to four years. Our PhD program has attracted three HKPFS awardees in the last two years. The deadline for applying to HKPFS is 1 December 2020.
For more information about our fellowship, please visit the dedicated page.