Scholarships

The Department of Asian and Policy Studies is committed to supporting students in pursuit of academic excellence and who demonstrate outstanding achievement through contributions to the community, leadership and progressive social change. Through the Department, scholarships are available for our self-financed programmes.

To support students of outstanding merit, the Department of Asian and Policy Studies has available the following scholarship programmes:

  1. Master of International Relations and Development Taught Master Excellence Scholarship
  2. Master of International Relations and Development Entrance Scholarship for Non-local Students
  3. Master of Public Policy and Management Academic Scholarship
  4. Master of Public Policy and Management Residential Scholarship for Non-local Students
  5. Master of Public Policy and Management Entrance Scholarship for Non-local Students
  6. Entrance Scholarship for Bachelor of Social Science Education (Greater China Studies)

Master of International Relations and Development Taught Master Excellence Scholarship

Two students will be offered the scholarship. One student will come from the Greater China Region (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) and the other will be a non-local student from outside of the Greater China Region. Nationality as shown in the online application system of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will be the sole evidence of locality.

The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee of MIRD.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Students will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria and those with higher overall performance will be considered for the Scholarship based on the Programme Committee’s recommendations:

  1. Good academic achievements (overall GPA above 3.4) in the first semester of study;
  2. Preference will be given to students with demonstrable leadership role in student activities and community services with a track record of achievements; and
  3. Preference will be given to students with significant achievements in specific areas, such as sports, music, art and other extra-curricular activities.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

  1. The MIRD Programme Committee will invite both open application by students or nomination by a teaching member for selecting candidates in January. The deadline is 31 January;
  2. Internal review in paper form by the Programme Committee will be conducted in February after the students’ first semester grades have been confirmed;
  3. An email to the awardees and an announcement will be followed up in February; and
  4. Current students of the MIRD Programme may be invited to attend the award presentation ceremony.

The successful candidates is not allowed to hold concurrent scholarships granted by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) Entrance Scholarship Award for Self-financed Postgraduate Programmes.


Master of International Relations and Development Entrance Scholarship for Non-local Students

One non-local student will be offered the scholarship. Nationality as shown in the online application system of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will be the sole evidence of locality.

The scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee of MIRD of said academic year and residential subsidy*.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and/or equivalent in a Degree not lower than Bachelor level;
  2. IELTS 6.5 or above or an equivalent score in a recognized test, should be obtained for applicants whose qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system; and
  3. Financial needs, work experience, participation in extra-curricular activities and services will also be considered.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

  1. Full-time non-local students who have registered with the MIRD Programme and have fulfilled the eligibility and selection criteria will be automatically nominated as the candidates of the scholarship;
  2. Internal review in paper form by the Programme Committee will be conducted in June; and
  3. An email to the awardees and an announcement will be followed up in July.

The successful candidate is not allowed to hold concurrent scholarships granted by The EdUHK and/or Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS).

* The University does not guarantee on-campus accommodation for non-local postgraduate students on self-funded programmes. The candidate may need to reside outside of the campus and the total amount of scholarship will remain unchanged.


 Master of Public Policy and Management Academic Scholarship

Three students will be offered the scholarship. One will be a local student, one student will come from the Greater China Region (including Mainland China, Taiwan, and Macau) and one will be a non-local student from outside of the Greater China Region. Nationality as shown in The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) online application system will be the sole evidence of locality.

The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee of MPPM.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. GPA of 3.40 or above is required in the first semester of study;
  2. IELTS 6.5 or above or an equivalent score in a recognized test, should be obtained for applicants whose qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system;
  3. Interview performance will be considered if more than one candidate has similar academic qualifications; and
  4. Participation in extra-curricular activities and services will be considered if more than one candidate has similar academic qualifications.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

  1. Full-time or part-time local students and full-time non-local students who have registered with the MPPM Programme and have fulfilled the eligibility and selection criteria will be automatically nominated as the recipients of the scholarship;
  2. If more than one candidate has the same academic qualifications, interviews will be arranged in February of the second semester; and
  3. The scholarship award will normally be announced in February of the second semester.

The successful candidate is not allowed to hold concurrent scholarships granted by The EdUHK and/or Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) but is allowed to hold the MPPM Residential Scholarship for Non-local Students.


Master of Public Policy and Management Residential Scholarship for Non-local Students

Two non-local students in each academic year will be offered the scholarship. One student will come from the Greater China Region (including Mainland China, Taiwan, and Macau) and the other will be a non-local student from outside of the Greater China Region. Nationality as shown in the online application system of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will be the sole evidence of locality.

Each scholarship covers  residential subsidy.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. The recipient should obtain a Degree of not lower than a Bachelor level which is related to public policy, public administration, political sciences or sociology;
  2. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and/or equivalent in a Degree not lower than Bachelor level;
  3. Interview performance will be considered if more than one candidate has similar academic qualification; and
  4. Participation in extra-curricular activities and services will be considered if more than one candidate has similar academic qualifications.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

  1. Full-time non-local students who have registered with the MPPM Programme and have fulfilled the eligibility and selection criteria will be automatically nominated as the candidates of the scholarship;
  2. Internal review in paper form by the Programme Committee will be conducted in June; and;
  3. An email to the awardees and an announcement will be followed up in July.

The successful candidate is not allowed to hold concurrent scholarships granted by The EdUHK and/or Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) but is allowed to hold the MPPM Academic Scholarship or the FLASS Entrance Scholarships for Self-financed Postgraduate Programmes.

* The University does not guarantee on-campus accommodation for non-local postgraduate students on self-funded programmes. The candidate may need to reside outside of the campus and the total amount of scholarship will remain unchanged.


Master of Public Policy and Management Entrance Scholarship for Non-local Students

One non-local student will be offered the scholarship. Nationality as shown in the online application system of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will be the sole evidence of locality.

The scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee of MPPM of said academic year and residential subsidy*.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and/or equivalent in a Degree not lower than Bachelor level;
  2. IELTS 6.5 or above or an equivalent score in a recognized test, should be obtained for applicants whose qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system; and
  3. Financial needs, work experience, participation in extra-curricular activities and services will also be considered.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

  1. Full-time non-local students who have registered with the MPPM Programme and have fulfilled the eligibility and selection criteria will be automatically nominated as the candidates of the scholarship;
  2. Internal review in paper form by the Programme Committee will be conducted in June; and
  3. An email to the awardees and an announcement will be followed up in July.

The successful candidate is not allowed to hold concurrent scholarships granted by The EdUHK and/or Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS).

* The University does not guarantee on-campus accommodation for non-local postgraduate students on self-funded programmes. The candidate may need to reside outside of the campus and the total amount of scholarship will remain unchanged.


Entrance Scholarship for Bachelor of Social Science Education (Greater China Studies)

The scholarship is for full-time students of the Bachelor of Social Science Education (Honours) (Greater China Studies) Programme. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit, outstanding interview performance and active participation in social services. The scholarship is to provide financial support to applicants who has successfully met the award’s requirements and has been admitted into the Programme.

The scholar will be tenable for up to 4 years (for Year-1 Entries) and up to 2 years (for Year-3 Entries).

Eligibility

  1. Newly admitted EdUHK students, including both Year-1 and Year-3 entries studying the BSocScEd(GCS) Programme offered by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies;
  2. Students are generally expected to have displayed outstanding academic achievement, excellent admission performance and active participation in social services;
  3. The scholarship is renewed on an annual basis subject to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and recommendation by the Programme; and
  4. Successful candidates are recommended by the Programme. Candidates need not apply.