Wednesday, January 25, 2017

HKSAR Government Scholarships for International Students in Hong Kong



The Government of Hong Kong is offering scholarships for local and non-local students for the academic year 2017-2018. These scholarships are available for pursuing full-time degree programmes at participating universities in Hong Kong.
With a view to attracting outstanding local students to advance their studies at home and meritorious non-local students to pursue higher education opportunities in Hong Kong, the HKSAR Government established in 2008 the $1 billion HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (the Fund) to
recognize outstanding local and non-local students.
The aim of education for Hong Kong is to promote students’ whole-person development and life-long learning capabilities. Education helps to unleash human potentials and enhance people qualities and the competitiveness of the HKSAR.
Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing full-time publicly-funded programmes at degree or above levels at the following  participating institutions (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Vocational Training Council).
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to study all the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship is $40,000 per year for local students and $80,000 per year for non-local students.  In 2011, the Government injected $250 million into the Fund to extend the benefit to students of full-time publicly-funded sub-degree programs offered by five institutions ( the programmesCity University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKAPA and the Vocational Training Council) from 2011/12 academic year onwards.  The scholarship award for these sub-degree students is between $20,000 to $30,000 per year for both local and non-local students.
Scholarship can be taken in Hong Kong
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines
Talent Development Scholarship (TDS): To be eligible for the TDS, students should:
  • Be currently pursuing full-time publicly-funded/UGC-funded undergraduate and postgraduate program;
  • Achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent, or
  • Have a recommendation from respective supervisor(s) (applicable for postgraduate research students); and
  • Receive an award in either inter-institution, local, regional or national event within recent three years (from January 1, 2012 – present) in one of the following areas with documentary proof: Sports and games; Music and performing arts; Culture, arts and design; or Innovation, science, and technology.
Reaching Out Award (ROA): To be eligible to apply for the ROA, students should:
  • Be currently pursuing full-time publicly-funded/UGC-funded undergraduate or postgraduate program;
  • Achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent, or
  • Have a recommendation from respective supervisor(s) (applicable for postgraduate research students); and
  • Participate in an outreaching activity that is conducted outside Hong Kong in the academic year 2017-18 with proof of admission/enrolment.
Endeavour Merit Award: EMA shall be made on the basis of merits to students with SEN who:
  • Are currently pursuing full-time publicly-funded/UGC-funded undergraduate or postgraduate program;
  • Achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent, or
  • Have a recommendation from respective supervisor(s) (applicable for postgraduate research students); and
  • Are able to provide documentary proof of SEN
Nationality: Local and international students can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicant must be currently pursuing full-time publicly-funded/UGC-funded undergraduate or postgraduate programmes.
English Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
How to Apply: Participating institutions will nominate students for the selection by the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Steering Committee. Interested students shall apply for undergraduate study with participating higher education institutions.
Application Deadline: The application deadline varies from university to university.
Scholarship Link

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