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Biomedical Research @HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine

Research Postgraduate Studies @HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine 2023/24

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. Get our latest pamphlet to find out more!

135 years of medical education history

20th in the world, 3rd in Asia, top in Hong Kong

279 highly cited papers

4 State Key Labs & 2 WHO Reference Labs

61 researchers among world’s top 1% scholars

Funded 220+ students over HK$11.5m (US$1.47m) for international exchange since 2007

Outstanding grants and publication records

Partnerships and exchange opportunities with world-class institutions

Multi-disciplinary research in a wide spectrum of clinical and basic sciences research areas including Aging, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer, Cardio-Metabolic Diseases, Coronavirus 2019 and other Emerging Infectious Diseases, Drug Discovery and Precision Medicine, Genomics, Immunology, Medical-related Artificial Intelligence, Data Science & Machine Learning, 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$27,100 (~US$3,470) monthly

Travel allowance: HK$13,600 (~US$1,740) annually

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

Composition fees: HK$42,100 (~US$5,400) waived annually


HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme (HKU-PS)

Eligibility: Full-time PhD candidates

Cash award: HK$40,000 (~US$5,130) in 1st year; HK$20,000 (~US$2,560) annually in the remaining normative study period

Stipend: HK$27,100 (~US$3,470) monthly

Travel allowance: HK$13,600 (~US$1,740) annually

Composition fees: HK$42,100 (~US$5,400) waived annually

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


Doctoral Entrance Scholarship for Medical Research Excellence

Cash award: HK$50,000 (~US$6,410) by four half-yearly instalments starting from the 1st year


Tuition Waiver Scheme

Eligibility: Full-time local MPhil/PhD candidates

Composition fees: HK$42,100 (~US$5,400) waived annually


Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS)

Eligibility: Full-time MPhil/PhD candidates

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

Biomedical Research @HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine

Application Deadlines (Hong Kong Time)

1 December 2022: Main Round, HKPF

30 April 2022: 1st Clearing Round

31 August 2023: 2nd Clearing Round

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


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