Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes) (2020/21)

The Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes) launched by the Education Bureau is now inviting applications.  This scholarship aims to recognize achievements of high-performing teachers and to encourage teachers' pursuit of higher qualifications as well as to enhance their professionalism. Application is open to full-time regular teachers who

(a) are permanent residents of Hong Kong;  

(b) have been serving as regular teachers* in local day schools (including primary, secondary and special schools) offering a formal curriculum at the time of application;

(c) have no less than five years (as at 31 August 2019) of full-time teaching experience# in the abovementioned schools offering a formal curriculum;

(d) have not been awarded this Scholarship before; and

(e) have enrolled to start, in the following school year (2020/21), a local part-time master's degree programme specialising in one of the following areas:

      (i) STEM Education; (ii) Information Technology in Education; (iii) Language Education (Chinese or English); (iv) Chinese History and History;

      (v) Chinese Culture; (vi) Values Education; (vii) Educational Leadership;

      (viiI) Catering for Learner Diversity (including Special Educational Needs, Gifted Education and Inclusive Education); 

    (ix) Guidance and Counselling (including Career Guidance, Counselling and Life Education); 

       (x) Parent Education and Home-school Co-operation

*In the context of Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and private schools, “regular teachers” refers to regular members of the teaching staff in school. Teachers employed under the Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme in public sector are not included.

# Applicants’ experience of secondment to Education Bureau is also counted.


Teachers who apply for "the Scholarship for Teachers" have to be enrolled in a relevant master's degree programme offered by a local higher education institution in the 2020/21 school year. Master of Education programme with the following fields of study is also included in the list of the relevant study programmes for the Scholarship for Teachers: 

       (a)  Education and Developmental Psychology

       (b)  English for Academic Purposes

       (c)  Life and Values Education

       (d)  Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment

       (e)  Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling

(f)  Educational Management and Leadership

The quota for “the Scholarship for Teachers” (2020/21) is 20. A total amount of HK$80,000 will be awarded to each awardee.

The Scholarship is open for application from 18 May to 12 June 2020.

For further information, please visit Education Bureau’s website.