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Research Postgradute Opportunities
(M. Phil, Ph.D, Postdoc)

Current Opportunities at ENGO

We welcome application from outstanding students and postdoc that already have a specific project in mind that lies within the scope of our research interests or that would like to join our ongoing investigations at The University of Hong Kong and the Swire Institure of Marine Science.


Competitive scholarships are available through the research grant council of Hong Kong and HKU.

The HKPF provides each awardee with both a monthly scholarship and a conference and research related travel allowance per year for a period up to three years. In 2023-24, the scholarship is worth HK$27,100 and the conference and research related travel allowance HK$13,600.  For HKPF awardees who are admitted to a 4-year PhD programme, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will provide a monthly scholarship and travel allowance at the same level as the HKPF for their fourth year of study. 

For the 2023-24 exercise, all HKPF holders will be awarded the HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship.

Scholarship Package for 2023-24 admission

Each HKU Presidential PhD Scholar will receive a HKU-PS package of up to around HK$420,900 (US$53,960) in the first year, and up to around HK$400,900 (US$51,390) in each of the subsequent years during the normative study period. The package includes:

(a) Cash Award to support research and living expenses:

  • HK$40,000 in Year 1; HK$20,000 per year in the remaining normative study period

(b) Waiver of composition fees for the whole normative study period (i.e. HK$42,100 per year)
(c) Postgraduate Scholarship of HK$27,100 per month
(d) Conference and Research-related Travel Allowance of HK$13,600 per year
(e) Financial support to selected outstanding students for an additional year of study beyond the normative study period to reward their outstanding research output and progress
(f) A guaranteed hall place in Year 1, with possibility of renewal

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. Candidates' results in Master's degrees may also be considered. The basic level of scholarship is HK$18,030 per month (w.e.f. September 1, 2020).

Final deadline for the application is December 1st for the HKPF, but please contact us at least a month before to prepare the application form.

Undergraduate Research & Summer Research Opportunities

Current Opportunities at ENGO

We are pleased to offer hands-on experience for HKU or international students to get acquainted with a state-of-the-art research environment


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