Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes) (2021/22)

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) are 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 2020) of full-time teaching experience# in local primary or secondary day schools (including special schools) offering a formal curriculum;

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

(e) have enrolled to start, in the following school year (2021/22), a local part-time master's degree programme specialising in one of the following areas:

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

(ii) Chinese Culture

(iii) Chinese History and History

(iv) Educational Leadership

(v) Guidance and Counselling (including Career Guidance, Counselling and Life Education)

(vi) Information Technology in Education

(vii) Language Education (Chinese or English)

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

(ix) STEM$ Education

(x) Values Education

*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.

$ STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


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 2021/22 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) Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

(b) Education and Developmental Psychology

(c) Educational Leadership

(d) English for Academic Purposes

(e) Life and Values Education

(f) Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment

(g) Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling

The quota for “the Scholarship for Teachers” (2021/22) is 20. A total amount of HK$80,000 will be awarded to each awardee.

The Scholarship is open for application from 17 May to 15 June 2021.

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