27 Mar

2014 International Nursing Scholarship for Pre-PhD in Research Excellence, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering international Nursing scholarship for Pre-PhD in research excellence (INSPPIRE) for local and international students who are interested to study their PhD programme in Hong Kong. Maximum 20 international plus 5 local candidates will be awarded. Awardees will join a two-week pre-PhD training programme from 7 – 18 July 2014 to learn about the School’s research areas. The application deadline is 11 Apr 2014.


  • Study Subject (s): Scholarship is awarded in the following research areas: Ageing, Bioengineering, Cancer, Supportive & Palliative Care, Community Care, Disaster Nursing, Infection Control, Mental Health, Models of Care Delivery, Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available Pre-PhD in research program.
  • Scholarship Provider: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Scholarship can be taken at: Hong Kong


-Academic qualifications (completion of BSc and MSc degrees) and awards; GPA score in the Bachelor’s degree programme (preferably a first-class (honours) degree, or a; GPA of 3.7 or above (out of 4.0) or equivalent); GPA score in the Master’s degree programme;
- Awards in academic competitions and publications in journals;
- English proficiency (IELTS of min. 6.5, with score for the writing component at 6.0 or above ; TOEFL of normally not lower than 575 paper-based / 232 computer-based / 90 internet-based; or equivalent);
- Topic fits with strategic research priorities of the School of Nursing, PolyU;
- Research experience;
- Engagement with community issues and/or international exposure (e.g. experience and record in professional and/or extracurricular activities);
- Healthcare background (nursing profession will be a priority).

Scholarship Open for International Students: International and local students can apply for this INSPPIRE programme.

Scholarship Description: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has set up a scholarship, International Nursing Scholarship for Pre-PhD in Research Excellence (INSPPIRE), for local and international students who are interested to study their PhD programme in Hong Kong. The scholarship provides monetary support to the awardees. Awardees will join a two-week pre-PhD training programme from 7 – 18 July 2014 to learn about the School’s research areas and what to prepare for research, and to know more about the health care and university life in Hong Kong. The aims of this INSPPIREing programme are: To introduce PhD training in the School, to bring together high caliber Hong Kong and international students to discuss doctoral education challenges, opportunities and collaborations.

Number of award(s): Maximum 20 international plus 5 local candidates will be awarded scholarship.
Duration of award(s): Scholarship is available for the duration of 2 weeks i.e. 7-18 July 2014.

What does it cover? Scholarship will be awarded to cover costs towards accommodation in Student Halls of Residence plus air fares for overseas candidates as follows:

-For Local Students: HK$2,000
-For Macau / Guangzhou / Shenzhen: HK$3,000
-South Asia, Mainland China: HK$7,000
-Rest of Asia, Australia: HK$9,500
-Rest of the world: HK$12,000

Notification: Result will be announced in early May 2014.

How to Apply: If you want to be INSPPIREd, send the following documents via email:


  • -Letter of how this Scholarship will help you and your future PhD plans, including: Significance to your field and professional development and Significance to the interests and needs of your host country
  • -CV
  • -Two references from programme leads and/or supervisors with particular comments on research ability and potential
  • -Copy of certificate and transcript of studies
  • -Vision on studying in Hong Kong
  • -A maximum of 2 pages of a research idea for a potential PhD, divided into – Introduction, Methods, Analysis, Implications for practice sections

Application deadline: Application deadline is 11 April 2014.


Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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