The University of Hong Kong (HKU) announced the launch of the "HKU TPG Scholarship for UG Class of 2021" to support undergraduate students of the 2021 graduating class to pursue their studies further at an unconventional time when the global economic outlook is unstable. Eligible undergraduate students who meet the programme admission criteria can apply to study any one of the 57 taught postgraduate programmes on the list below for the academic year 2021-22, and will be awarded a scholarship of a value equivalent to 50% of the tuition fees of the programme. The Master of Arts in English Studies and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in English offered by the School of English are on the programme list. For details, please refer to the University’s press release quoted below:
HKU continues two programmes to provide further studies and internship opportunities for graduating students
21 May 2021
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) will extend two programmes, the “HKU TPG Scholarship” and the “HKU Internship Programme” to benefit the Undergraduate graduating class of 2021.
The HKU TPG Scholarship programme encourages aspiring students to pursue graduate studies by providing subsidy to their tuition fees. The HKU Internship Programme provides a 4-month Internship opportunity on campus for fresh graduates who want to gain valuable work experience and contribute to their alma mater. Over 160 graduates have benefitted from taking part in these programmes since they were launched in 2020.
In an email congratulating the graduating class of 2021, HKU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Xiang Zhang said: “Members of the Class of 2021, you are an exceptional cohort. I am confident that – in the true spirit of Sapientia et Virtus – you will now take the knowledge, innovation and leadership qualities you have acquired and apply them with wisdom, purpose and generosity, and make a lasting difference in the world.”
“The world has changed irrevocably, and I believe you will also be thinking about what lies ahead for you. The University is committed to finding ways to empower you to achieve your full potential, even after you have graduated.” He added.
The HKU TPG Scholarship for UG Class of 2021
Undergraduate students in the 2021 graduating class will have the chance to benefit from this scholarship, totalling HK$40 million, offered in 57 programmes across nine faculties, including Architecture, Arts, Business & Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences. Undergraduate students who meet the programme admission criteria can apply to study any one of the taught postgraduate programmes on the list for the academic year 2021-22, and will be awarded a scholarship of a value equivalent to 50% of the tuition fees of the programme.
HKU Internship Programme
HKU fresh graduates who wish to gain experience in the workplace can apply to take part in the Internship Programme, which lasts for four months. Successful applicants can gain on-the-job experience and understanding of University operations while contributing to their alma mater.