The Resident Graduate Scholarship (RGS) Programme was launched in September 2002 to advance bilateral collaboration between Hong Kong Baptist University and participating member institutions. The programme is conceived with a reciprocal vision to bring students of participating universities to Hong Kong, under the co-supervision of HKBU faculty and vice versa. Beginning January 2004, the scope of the Programme has expanded. When resources are available, applications from outside of the LEWI consertium institutions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, with an emphasis on the proposal's relevance to East-West studies.

By February 2016, LEWI has sponsored 79 research students from Mainland China and overseas member universities.


Successful applicants will have to pay a caution money of HK$3,000 (refundable) and the room rental for 5 full months to the NTT International House before they arrive in Hong Kong. Usually the NTT International House will issue a payment notice to successful applicants one or two months before the semester begins. Successful applicants are expected to settle the payment 10 days upon receiving the payment notice.

The applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a graduate degree programme by research at any tertiary institutions working on a thesis ,which research areas are on the following themes: 1)Urbanization and Mobility, 2)Environment, Health and Sustainability, 3)Cross-cultural Studies.

Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend of HKD6,000 (around USD770) to cover living expenses such as accommodation and local transportation.

Five months from September to January next year (spring semester) or February to June (fall Semester).

Accommodation in Hong Kong
Successful applicants are arranged to stay at the NTT International House on HKBU campus.