Message from Scholarships Office of the Registry

October 2014 Issue

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A New Scholarships Office

The Scholarships Office is a newly restructured unit of the Registry responsible for the administration and co-ordination of the University scholarships and financial aid schemes.

Our role and mission are:

  • To serve as main contact point for the promotion and dissemination of scholarship information to prospective and current students alike;
  • To provide a one-stop platform to link beneficiaries and benefactors; and
  • To co-ordinate with internal units (such as Faculties and Departments, Admissions Office, Office of International Student Exchange, Graduate School, CEDARS, Development & Alumni Affairs Office, and Finance & Enterprises Office) for the administration and selection of the University’s various scholarship, prize, bursary and loan schemes.

Overall, the University disburses a total of more than $100M each year for over 5,000 student merit-based awards and bursaries.

Call for Applications

Most merit-based scholarships are by faculty/departmental nominations while some are open for applications and on a competitive basis. Details of scholarships that are open for applications will be announced via this monthly newsletter, individual bulk emails and on the HKU Scholarships website.

The following are highlighted schemes now calling for applications:

1. Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarships
Target students: Full-time postgraduate students pursuing MPhil or PhD
Deadline: Oct 17, 2014

2. Centum Charitas Foundation Scholarship
Target students: Full-time year one undergraduate students with Hong Kong permanent resident status
Deadline: Oct 31, 2014

3. HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Scholarships 2015-16
Target students: Current students/graduates who intend to pursue Master’s degree at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
Deadline: Nov 21, 2014

4. HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship
Target students: Full-time undergraduate students with a minimum CGPA of 3.7 or equivalent
Deadline: Nov 30, 2014

5. Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015
Target students: Full-time non-final year local undergraduate students studying in the areas of Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Sciences
Deadline: Nov 30, 2014

6. HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Talent Development Scholarship (TDS)

7. HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Reaching Out Award (ROA)
Target students: Full-time students pursuing publicly funded degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Deadline: Nov 30, 2014 (TDS); Dec 31, 2014 (ROA)

8. HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Endeavour Merit Award (EMA)
Target students: Full-time students pursuing publicly funded degree with special educational needs as well as achieving a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent
Deadline: Nov 30, 2014

Scholarships Website

A list of “External Scholarship Schemes” is posted here.

Check out for more information on scholarship opportunities, background and sharing stories at HKU Scholarships website.