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Biomedical Research @HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine

Research Postgraduate Studies @HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine 2022/23

HKUMed invites applications from high caliber students for research studies for the degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in three rounds of admission exercises each year

135 years of medical education history

390+ highly cited papers

Outstanding grants and publication records

50+ researchers among world’s top 1% scholars

Partnerships and exchange opportunities with world-class institutions

Work in State Key Labs & WHO Reference Lab

Multi-disciplinary research in a wide spectrum of clinical and basic sciences research areas including Aging, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer, Cardio-metabolic Diseases, Coronavirus 2019, Drug Research, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Genomics, Infection & Immunology, Medical-related Artificial Intelligence, Data Science & Machine Learning, Oncology, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine and many more…

Novel research projects

Opportunities Available

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF)

Eligibility: Full-time MPhil/PhD candidates

Stipend: HK$26,900 (~US$3,500) monthly

Travel allowance: HK$13,500 (~US$1,750) annually

Accommodation: Guaranteed hall place for the 1st year with possibility of renewal

Composition fees*: Waived


HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme (HKU-PS)

Eligibility: Full-time PhD candidates

Cash award: HK$40,000 in 1st year; HK$20,000 per year in the remaining normative study period

Stipend: HK$26,900 (~US$3,500) monthly

Travel allowance: HK$13,500 (~US$1,750) annually

Composition fees*: Waived

Accommodation: Guaranteed hall place for the 1st year with possibility of renewal


Tuition Waiver Scheme

Eligibility: Full-time local MPhil/PhD candidates

Composition fees*: Waived


Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS)

Eligibility: Full-time MPhil/PhD candidates

Stipend: HK$18,030 (~US$2,300) monthly


*Fees of HK$42,100 (~US$5,400) per year

Biomedical Research @HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine

Application Deadlines (Hong Kong Time)

Dec 1, 2021 noon: Main Round, HKPF, UPF

Apr 30, 2022: 1st Clearing Round

Aug 31, 2022: 2nd Clearing Round

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Find out more about our current projects and contact the relevant supervisors prior to submitting an application