Date Posted
29 Sep 2024

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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

PhD Fellowships

29 Sep 2024

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Position Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is seeking applicants for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPFS), a prestigious award targeting top students from around the world. HKUST MAE Department is the place for you if you are interested in pursuing cutting-edge research in the following areas:

• Energy
• Materials
• Aerospace
• Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
• Design and Smart Manufacturing
• Microsystems

For additional information about our research, please visit

Financial details of the HKPFS:

• Stipend: HK$325,200 (~US$41,700) per year for 4 years*
• HKUST RedBird PhD Award: A Recruitment Award of HK$40,000 (~US$5,130) in the first year
• Conference Travel Allowance: HK$13,600 (~US$1,740) per year for 4 years;
• University Accommodation: Guaranteed in the first 2 years of research postgraduate studies

* subject to continual meeting of renewal conditions and compliance to Hong Kong Research Grants Council’s regulations

For more details about the HKPFS, please visit

About the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE)

The MAE Department currently has 30+ faculty members and 200+ postgraduate research students. The Department has a comprehensive research program in both basic and applied aspects of MAE. Research activities are broadly categorized into Energy, Materials, Aerospace, Solid Mechanics and Dynamics, Design and Smart Manufacturing, and Microsystems. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and is consistently ranked among the top 30 in the world according to the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Founded in 1991, HKUST is a world-renowned international research university dedicated to advancing learning and scholarship, with particular emphasis on postgraduate education and close collaboration with the industry and business. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating all-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook. Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene. HKUST has been ranked among the top world universities by QS and Times Higher Education rankings for the past five years. English is the medium of teaching and research.

Application Details

You may submit your application directly through the HKUST website:

Application Deadline : 1 Dec 2022 (12noon, GMT+8)

If you wish to match with a faculty member, you may also send your CV and a brief cover letter to The letter should clearly state your intended research area and preferred thesis advisor.

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Program.