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Scholarship in Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Hong Kong is serenely evolving as an affordable study destination. The acceptance of Hong Kong as a study abroad destination for students from South-Asian countries is still in an embryonic stage. However, Hong Kong government is trying hard to upgrade the skyscraper metropolis as the top-notch study destination through effective scholarships offer for deserving international students. 
 

Hong Kong Scholarships for International Students:

There are definitely not as many scholarships for international students as grated by the developed countries but still Hong Kong is offering meaningful scholarship offers to both national and international students .Some are listed below:

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme was launched in 2009.This plan attracts outstanding students around the world to pursue PhD programme in Hong Kong. The Fellowship Scheme delivers an amount of HK$240,000 with allowance of HK$10,000 per year for continuous three years.

HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund:

The HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund is reserved for both national and international students studying in Hong Kong.  Scholarship grants HK $80,000 prize per year. Students who are admitted in the following assigned institution can apply for this scholarship.

·         City University of Hong Kong

·         The Hong Kong Institute of Education

·         The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

·         HKAPA and the Vocational Training Council

The Talent Development Scholarship:

The Talent Development is a scholarship granted for outstanding non-academic talents like sports, arts, music etc. Students pursuing a full-time degree course can apply to this scholarship. A scholarship amount of HK$10,000 is given to the awardees.                                

The Reaching Out Award:

The Reaching Out Award (ROA rewards meritorious students from full-time publicly-funded programme. Students are enrolled in learning, internships and competitions conducted in Hong Kong and other countries. An amount of HK$10,000 is gifted to the scholarship awardees.

Why to Choose Hong Kong as a study Destination:

This place with skyscrapers, rushed lanes, enormous shopping malls is a lively cosmopolitan city that is known for its ultra-modern lifestyle. The advantages of studying in Hong Kong are:

·         Hong Kong is the gateway to China with enormous multicultural life.

·         The tuitions costs are quite less than western destinations.

·         Hong Kong has good Pakistani community.

·         University accommodation is affordable and reliable.

·         The students can explore its vibrant lifestyle, natural sceneries and entertainment offers.

·         Though English is widely spoken but if one knows how to speak the native language the life become much easier.

·         Hong Kong is much more accessible with direct flights in short durations with most affordable airfare.

·         Hong Kong universities take top positions in global university ranking list.

·         These universities offer their own scholarship programs which are very suitable for international students.

·         Foreign qualified faculty with the most recent curriculum is taught in Hong Kong institutions.

Global Ranking of Hong Kong Institutions

Hong Kong education system focuses on courses that are currently in demand like science, technology medicine and engineering. In the latest QS World Rankings Hong Kong universities are listed in the top 200 institutions of the world.

Institution Name

QS World University Ranking

University of Hong Kong

26

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

34

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

39

City University of Hong Kong

104

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

161

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University –Specific Scholarships:

Hong Kong universities offer merit-based scholarships for high-ranking students admitted in different study program. The scholarships generally offer a FULL tuition fee, accommodation and general living allowance per year, and moreover, these offers are renewable to cover your entire study program at the specific institution.

The Cost of Hong Kong Living:

For self-funding students, fees range between $75,000 and $120,000 Hong Kong Dollars per year. All international students must obtain a student visa or entry permit to study in Hong Kong. Universities will usually support in visa processes.

The cost of living for foreigners who are studying in Hong Kong is quite high. However, students can use a variety of discounts to make their stay in Hong Kong more affordable. Transportation, telecommunications and healthcare cost less than in Europe or North America. Living in University- halls of residence and hostels cost HK$5,000 to HK$20,200 per semester .You should estimate US$3,900 – 7,700 per year for food, transportation, and entertainment etc.

 Internships and part-time on-campus employment is available to international students. Summer jobs are also available to foreign students carrying a “No Objection Letter” (NOL) with detailed conditions of employment.

Don’t miss a chance to visit amazing Hong Kong’s Disney land and other locations like Avenue of Stars, The Peak and Clock Tower.

Hong Kong has many world class institutions. Of the 20 local degree-awarding institutions in Hong Kong, two were ranked within the top 50 by the QS and another three within the top 200. A number of scholarships and awards are offered by the HKSAR Government, post-secondary institutions and other public or private organizations to assist non-local students finance their education in Hong Kong. The students must have the complete knowledge of process of scholarship before applying to any university or college.

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