Level of Study: Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area: Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Nationality: Hong Kong
Type of Award: External
Deadline for applying: 30/04/2016

Award Description


The scholarship, which was established in 1985, enables the selected candidates to pursue one-year Masters degree programmes at the University of Birmingham. The selected candidates are expected to make contribution to the community of Hong Kong after the completion of their studies

Value of Award

This award is worth up to £15,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for a one-year Masters course in any subject area.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for this scholarship must fulfill the following requirements:

  • have resided in Hong Kong for the seven years preceding 1st October 2014
  • be holders of a degree (or expect to obtain a degree before September 2014) from an institution of tertiary education in Hong Kong. Those with Diplomas and other non-degree qualifications from such institutions may be considered for admission to a relevant Postgraduate Program if their qualifications and working experience are acceptable to the University of Birmingham
  • have applied by the 30th April 2014 for admission to the University of Birmingham through the normal admissions procedures
  • be eligible for admission to their intended course of study (Note: The scholarship award will only be confirmed when the candidate has been offered a place at the University of Birmingham)
  • be able to provide evidence satisfactory to the University of an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English
  • should not have previously studied in the United Kingdom
  • should be able to fund the remaining costs of their studies at Birmingham from other sources

How to Apply

Applications open in December and close in April. Further information about the application procedure can be found here: http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/eng/scholar/content13.htm 

Information and application forms are available from The SFAA website in English or Chinese or by contacting:

Ms Lavinia LAM
Student Financial Assistance Agency
Room 1217, 12/F
Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices,
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road,
Hong Kong

Tel: 2150 6101 or 2150 6110

Please Supply a HK$3 stamped and self addressed A4 size envelope for reply.




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