16 Nov 2015
Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme
The Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (HKSES) aims to sponsor high achievers to study in world renowned universities. It seeks to support students with excellent academic credentials who may not have the financial means to study in these top notch foreign Universities, including the University of Oxford and Cambridge.
The scholarship covers tuition fees, subject to a ceiling of HK$250,000 per annum. Additionally, a bursary will be granted to students who may need additional support to pursue their study, subject to a ceiling of HK$200,000 per student per annum. The means-tested bursary will consist of two components:
1. up to HK$50,000 per annum for covering tuition fee in excess of HK$250,000; and
2. up to HK$150,000 per annum for covering living and other study-related expenses.
However, the value of the award will be reduced accordingly if an applicant has other sources of scholarships/awards to fund his/her studies.
There is a condition attached to the scholarship. Those who are awarded are required to return to Hong Kong upon graduation to work for at least two years or a period equivalent to the duration of receiving the scholarship, whichever is longer. The requirement can be waived or deferred however, under exceptional circumstances.
In order to be eligible, applicants are required to meet the following criteria. Applicants must:
1. have right of abode or right to land, or have entered Hong Kong on One-way Permits; and
2. have resided in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the academic programme outside Hong Kong.
Thus, students entering Hong Kong on student or dependant visas will not be eligible for the HKSES. Also note that if an applicant was engaged in full-time education or employment outside Hong Kong anytime during the three-year period immediately prior to the commencement of the academic programme outside Hong Kong, he/she will not be considered as having met the residency requirement set out above.
To find out more or to apply, please follow this link: http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/postsecondary/policy-doc/hkses/index.html
The Jardine scholarship is available for those applying to select colleges in Oxford and Cambridge. These colleges include Exeter, Oriel, Queen's and Trinity at the University of Oxford, and Downing, Magdalene, Peterhouse and Trinity at the University of Cambridge. It is attractive partly because it is a bond free scholarship.
Hong Kong students can apply. It is open to students from the following countries: Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The scholarship is awarded by the Jardine foundation. The Jardine Foundation aims to assist outstanding students with who have the potential to become outstanding citizens and leaders, with a high level of commitment and contribution to the community. Selection is rigorous and based on a number of criteria, which include academic achievement, leadership qualities, and involvement in non-curricular activities and community affairs.
To apply, refer to this link: http://www.jardines.com/community/jardine-foundation/applications.html
Each year, the Kwok Scholars Association offers full scholarships to 2 outstanding and exceptional candidates. Open to Chinese or Hong Kong nationals only, the scholarship does not take into account the applicant’s financial need. However, it is only available for those reading PPE or a social science subject related to public service, e.g. History.
1) Academic merit
2) Commitment to public service
Application for the Kwok scholarship at Oxford has to be made after obtaining an offer in January (no need to register before UCAS). The application deadline will be at the end of January.
For more information, please visit http://www.kwokscholars.org/undergraduate-study-at-the-university-of-oxford.html
This scholarship is only open to permanent residents of Hong Kong who have completed the majority of their formal education in Hong Kong. Applicants will also need to apply to University College in Oxford. Finally, applicants must have the intention of returning to Hong Kong after their studies to pursue a career in business, Government, or in a recognised profession.
The award covers the scholar’s University and college fees. It also gives a maintenance grant of approximately £14,500 per annum. On top of that, economy class air fares, between Hong Kong and London, will be provided to the scholars periodically.
To find out more about this scholarship, visit this page: http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/content/undergraduate-swire-scholarship
D.H. Chen Foundation Scholarship
The D.H. Chen Foundation Scholarship was established by the D.H. Chen Foundation as a way to fund exceptional undergraduate students from Hong Kong who may not be able to take up their course of study due to financial reasons. The Foundation is a Hong Kong-based private philanthropic organization that supports worthy causes in education, social welfare and healthcare.
In addition to scholarship funding, The D. H. Chen Foundation will also provide internship funding for the Scholars. The internships will have a maximum value of £2,500 per Scholar and will help enable Foundation Scholars to pursue otherwise unpaid internship opportunities to gain insight and experience into their chosen career path.
There are several criteria for eligibility. Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Funding is provided for all courses at the undergraduate level except medicine. Financial need and academic merit are also considered.
For more information, please visit this link: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/oxford-support/d-h-chen-scholarships
Prince Phillip Scholarship
The Prince Phillip Scholarship is available for those applying to the University of Cambridge. It covers up to the full cost of all fees, accommodation and living expenses for a full undergraduate programme at the University of Cambridge. It may also include a cash award of a fixed sum per annum. It also includes a Hong Kong to London economy class return air ticket.
To be eligible for a Scholarship a student should either have been born in Hong Kong or have acquired "Hong Kong belonger" status through long residence. Students eligible for United Kingdom Home Fee Status will not be considered for a Prince Philip Scholarship.
All applications for a Prince Philip Scholarships should be submitted by the 15th of October each year.
For more information, please follow this link: http://www.cambridge.org.hk/blog/blogs/scholarship.php?cat=4
Amy Li Scholarship, Cambridge
The Amy Li Scholarship was created in memory of a former Chemical Engineering student, Amy Li. Born in China, Amy attended school in the UK and successfully applied to study Chemical Engineering at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In 2010, Amy graduated from Cambridge and began work as a Safety Engineer with DNV GL, a leading organisation in the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. Very unfortunately, Amy passed away only three years later, whilst working in Aberdeen.
Determined to remember Amy, her colleagues at DNV GL created this scholarship. The generous donation of DNV GL generous donation will be matched by funding from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust, which exists to support international students at the University.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates from any country outside the EU and will be available to outstanding applicants in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Selected scholars will benefit from interaction with the staff of DNV GL, including possible summer vacation placements.”
Applicants are automatically considered for this international scholarship. No separate application is needed for this scholarship. College will ask if you need to apply for funding and will forward this to the university.
To find out more, follow this link: http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/news/news-list/amy-li-cambridge-scholarship