Are you a permanent resident of Hong Kong or Macao? If so, you could be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, an opportunity to develop your academic and professional skills at major British universities and institutions. The scheme is managed by the British Council in Hong Kong on behalf of the British Consulate-General. An advisory board of distinguished local figures lends practical and policy support.
Priority is given to subjects relevant to the region’s commercial, economic and social development of Hong Kong and Macao. Subject areas frequently chosen by scholars include business administration, law, finance and international relations. Scholarships have also been awarded for studying design, photography, architecture, environment, education administration and engineering.
There are two types of awards designed to give you the choice of funding for a one-year taught Master’s degree or shorter intensive training programme:
- Postgraduate Scholarships for one-year taught Master's courses
- Shorter Specialist Scholarships for three-month or six-month professional development courses in Journalism
Hutchison Chevening Scholarships
Dr Li Ka-shing and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd made a generous contribution to the Chevening Scholarships scheme in Mainland China and Hong Kong. The value of the Hutchison Whampoa contribution is over £3.5 million. This, combined with Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) funding, facilitated more than 480 full scholarships for Hong Kong and mainland Chinese postgraduate students between 2002-2009. It also allowed for 89 Hutchison Chevening Scholarships to be awarded in Hong Kong including 21 for study at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Li Ka-Shing,
Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited
"I strongly believe in continuing education and life long learning programmes, and so I am pleased that the Hutchison Chevening Scholarships will support the higher education of high calibre Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese graduates and business managers and help them to broaden their experience and follow their specialist studies in the United Kingdom. In particular, I appreciate the active participation and support of Cambridge University."
For more information, please also visit the FCO Chevening Scholarships page and the Chevening Facebook page.