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Financial Assistance for Tertiary Students

Scholarships There are a number of scholarships available to tertiary students in Hong Kong. Most of the scholarships are offered by funds. As the nature of the scholarships varies, the requirements for the applicants differ. In general, applicants for scholarships should have outstanding performance in their studies. You may visit the relevant websites to understand more about the requirements of individual scholarships. Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund was set up through public donations in April 1987 in memory of the late Governor, Sir Edward Youde. The purpose of the Fund is to provide for and encourage the education or learning of or research by the people of Hong Kong locally or overseas. The Fund offers several scholarships including scholarships for undergraduates and diploma course students, fellowships for postgraduate students, and fellowships/scholarships for disabled students. Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Moreover, there are also scholarships offered by the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund, which provides awards to individuals in pursuit of postgraduate studies or other training programmes at both local and overseas institutions. Education Scholarships Fund Education Scholarships Fund is made annually to tertiary students on the recommendations of the relevant institutions. Scholarships in Agricultural and Fisheries Industries If you are employed in, or have family members employed in the agricultural and fisheries industries, or if you wish to enter the industries, you can apply for the scholarships under the Tertiary Education Awards of the Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund. Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers  The Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers provides awards to students who pursue relevant local bachelor degree programmes and/ or teacher training programmes which will qualify them to become English language teachers on graduation. Grantham Scholarships Fund The Grantham Scholarships Fund was raised by the people of Hong Kong to commemorate the governorship of Sir Alexander Grantham, and offers scholarships for students in Open University of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council, and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme The Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme aims to support local students to pursue studies in world renowned universities outside Hong Kong, with a view to grooming a top cadre of talents with global vision, international network and world-class education, thereby contributing to enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness as Asia’s World City in a globalised knowledge economy. The scheme also seeks to support those students who have excellent academic achievement but lack the financial means to study in top-notch universities outside Hong Kong. More scholarships Local tertiary institutions and some organisations also offer scholarships for tertiary students. You may visit the relevant links of the Life Planning Information Website of the Education Bureau and Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency for further information. Grants and loans  Apart from scholarships, disadvantaged tertiary students may apply for interest-free loan including loans from the Sing Tao Charitable Foundation Students' Loan Fund and the Hong Kong Rotary Club Students' Loan Fund. Student Financial Assistance Scheme Disadvantaged students can apply for financial assistance through the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students or the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes, which are subject to the means test and the asset test, and travel subsidy through the Student Travel Subsidy Scheme, which is means-tested. Students can also consider applying for loans under the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme.

Financial Assistance for Students Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a wonderful experience. It offers students a chance to enjoy school life and to visit a country at the same time. However, studying abroad is costly. Scholarships available for overseas studies  There are also other scholarship programmes offered by several memorial funds available for overseas studies e.g. the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund (including Fellowships for Overseas Studies for postgraduate students, Scholarships for Overseas Studies for undergraduate students and Overseas Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students) and the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund - Scholarships. Scholarships for Agricultural and Fisheries Industries  The Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund (Tertiary Education Awards) may offer support to persons related to agricultural and fisheries industries. Scholarships for Music or Dance If you want to pursue music or dance studies overseas, the scholarships awarded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund are for you. It promotes training and education in music and dance through scholarships for young people to pursue an integrated programme at renowned institutions in music or dance studies outside Hong Kong Study at Japan  The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Undergraduate Student) provides opportunities for Hong Kong students who wish to continue their studies at universities in Japan. The awards are normally tenable for five years except for those majoring in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy, whose term of scholarship is seven years. Each scholarship will normally cover tuition, accommodation, allowances, partial medical expenses and return passage. Scholarships provided by other organisations Local institutions and some organisations also offer scholarship programmes. Visit the relevant links of Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency and the Life Planning Information Website of the Education Bureau for further information.

Financial Assistance for Secondary Students

Scholarships School days can be one of life's most wonderful episodes. You learn new things and face new challenges. Students with outstanding performance may even win scholarships. So make the most of it! Scholarships are usually provided by funds, such as the Senior Secondary Education Awards of the Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund, the Grantham Scholarships Fund, the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Undergraduate Student), the Education Scholarships Fund, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund (including Medals and Prizes). You can find other relevant scholarship information in the Life Planning Information Website of the Education Bureau and Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. The Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship The Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship supports universities and tertiary institutions in admitting local students who excel in sports, arts and/or community services. Details can be found on the website of Youth Development Commission. Grants and loans  The Grantham Maintenance Grants provides maintenance grants to full-time Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students as well as students studying certain full-time courses in the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education who are financially in need. In addition, the Sing Tao Charitable Foundation Students' Loan Fund offers interest-free emergency loans to Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students who face sudden financial hardship due to adverse changes in family circumstances. Student Financial Assistance Scheme The Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Finicial Assistance Agency currently administers various student financial assistance schemes to provide assistance to disadvantaged secondary students in the form of School Textbook Assistance, Student Travel Subsidy and Subsidy for Internet Access Charges. Students of Diploma of Applied Education can also apply for financial assistance and for those who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can obtain 30%, 50% or 100% tuition fee reimbursement.