Opening of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

Applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) through City University of Hong Kong from 1 September 2023 – 1 December 2023 are invited. Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) since 2009, the HKPFS aims to recruit talented students from around the world to undertake PhD studies in Hong Kong.
Each fellowship recipient will receive the following for THREE years:

  • A yearly stipend of HK$331,200 (approximately US$42,460); and
  • A conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,800
    (approximately US$1,760) per year

In addition, CityU will award each successful Fellowship recipient a Scholarship, which covers students’ tuition and on-campus hostel accommodation fees in their first year of research studies and provide a full stipend to support the fourth year of PhD study. Various types of financial support will be provided to eligible students to undertake research related activities and to attend international academic conferences.

More information of HKPFS can be found in the attached e-flyer.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Jeff Wang ( to start the application.

  • Successful applicants may choose their research topics from (but not limited to) the following list:
  • Development of novel feature-aided digital volumetric correlation (DVC) methods for fine-grained soil mixtures
  • X-ray microtomography study of geomaterials
  • Microtomography-based numerical simulation of soils
  • Data-driven constitutive modelling of geomaterials
  • Machine learning in geotechnics
  • Coupled CFD-DEM simulation
  • Simulation of multiphase flows in porous media
  • Discrete fracture network (DFN) modeling of jointed rock masses

The successful candidate will be co-supervised by Prof. Cino Viggiani ( from Laboratoire 3SR.

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