International Nursing Scholarship for Pre-PhD
in Research Excellence (INSPPIRE)




  There are opportunities for local and international students to study for a PhD in Hong Kong. Options include:
  • Fully funded (competitive) Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme;
  • Fully funded (with stipend) School of Nursing PhD scholarships;
  • Joint PhD Programmes Leading to Dual Awards (where the student can spend a minimum of 1 year in HK as part of the PhD programme);
  • Joint Supervision Scheme with the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Macau universities (the student will be registered at the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Macau universities concerned, whereas PolyU acts as the co-supervisor of the student and the student needs to fulfill the residence requirement).
  The aims of this INSPPIREing programme are:

* For those local or international students who are planning to read for a PhD degree and would like to consider a HK fellowship / scholarship
  1. To introduce PhD training in the School of Nursing to international students
  2. To provide an opportunity for international students to explore and understand life in Hong Kong as student.
  3. To bring together high caliber Hong Kong and international students to discuss doctoral education challenges, opportunities and collaborations
  4. To encourage future cross-institutional collaborations
  About the scholarship  
NumberMaximum 20 international plus 5 local candidates
Duration2 weeks
Date 8 - 19 July 2019
Macau, Guangdong Province HK$4,000
Other Provinces in China, South AsiaHK$7,000
Rest of Asia, AustraliaHK$10,000
Rest of the worldHK$12,000
(to cover costs towards accommodation in Student Halls of Residence plus air fares for overseas candidates)