Scholarships & Funding

Financial Assistance for Postgraduate Degrees

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) Scheme

Provides each awardee with a monthly scholarship of HK$25,800 (US$3,300) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (US$1,650) per year for a period up to three years.

University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPS)

Available for selected full-time PhD applicants with an excellent academic record. The Fellowship is at a total value of HK$70,000 (US$8,970) which is awarded on top of the Postgraduate Scholarship below.

Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS)

Full-time MPhil and PhD students who hold a first degree with second-class honours first division (or equivalent) or above are normally considered eligible to receive a Postgraduate Scholarship during the normative study period. The amount of PGS is HK$16,660 (US$2,130) per month for 2019-2020.

Other Scholarships

The Laurence Caplin Scholarship in Marine Biology

Local or overseas students and scientists

Established in memory of Laurence Caplin by his widow, Mrs E Caplin and daughter, Mrs J Woodford, to bring young people to SWIMS to undertake research in marine biology with a resident staff member.

The Intertidal Trust Fund

Local or overseas students and scientists

Established in 1982 with profits from the book ‘The Seashore Ecology of Hong Kong’, grants from the Intertidal Trust Fund can be made to overseas students and scientists who wish to undertake research on intertidal ecology at SWIMS.

Cape d 'Aguilar Trust Fund

Local or overseas students and scientists

Established in 1995 with profits from the book ‘An Introduction to the Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve, Hong Kong’, grants from the Cape d'Aguilar Trust Fund can be made to local or overseas students and scientists who wish to undertake marine biological research on the Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve at SWIMS.