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Postgraduate Studentships
Postgraduate studentships (PGSs) are awarded to qualified full-time PhD or MPhil students of the University to provide them with financial assistance during the course of their study. The maxmium PGS amount in 2018/19 is HK\$199,920 (~US\$25,600) per year. Awards are based on academic merit, English language proficiency, and the suitability of the research PG students for the proposed program of study, as is the selection of applicants for admission to postgraduate studies. Recipients of studentships are required to engage in ancillary teaching and research duties in the Department of Physics, which supplement their formal degree program. 

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
To help attract top quality students to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has launched a Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in 2009. The scheme is publicly funded and administrated by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC). The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK\$301,200 (~US\$38,600) and a conference travel allowance of HK\$12,600 (~US\$1,600) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years.
Research Travel Grants (RTG)
The Research Travel Grant (RTG) program is intended to help support the cost of travel for postdoctoral students, research graduate students, and undergraduate students who present research papers at conferences and professional meetings.

Full-time research graduate students who have been registered at HKUST for at least one year at the date of the conference are eligible to apply. The research being presented must have been conducted at HKUST. Only one of the authors of a paper with multiple authors may apply for a RTG.

Overseas Research Awards

The University will select a number of senior PhD students every year to receive an award for this overseas research attachment program. The Overseas Research Awards for PhD Students aims to enrich students’ research experience by providing them with exposure to a foreign culture and environment, and widening their circle of professional contacts, so as to better prepare students for their future careers. Read More.
Research Awards
To recognize the outstanding research achievement of research postgraduate students (RPg), the School of Science and Department of Physics have established Research Awards for RPgs since 2011/2012.