Sir Edward Youde Memorial (SEYM) Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies 2019/2020

The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund (SEYMF) Council is pleased to announce the open application for Sir Edward Youde Memorial (SEYM) Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies 2019-20. This scholarship aims at financing outstanding Hong Kong students for overseas studies commencing in the 2019/20 academic year.

 

  1. Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Overseas Studies (for studies leading to a postgraduate degree either by research or by coursework)

 

Duration of Award:

Up to three years for Doctoral degree or two years for Master degree depending on the length of the proposed study programme and subject to the progress of the successful candidates being deemed satisfactory by the Council.

 

Eligibility:

An applicant for the Fellowship must fulfil the following criteria –

(i) be a permanent resident of Hong Kong;

(ii) has received at least 7 years of continuous full-time education in Hong Kong;

(iii) be responsible for fulfilling all application procedures and admission requirements at the institution of his / her choice and be offered a place subsequently;

(iv) holds a good Honours degree obtained in Hong Kong or equivalent qualification OR expects to obtain such a degree or equivalent qualification before 31 December 2019; and

(v) be proficient in English and Chinese and has a good mastery of the language in which his / her studies will be undertaken.

 

Maximum Value of Award per year: HK$300,000 per year

 

  1. Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships for Overseas Studies (for studies leading to an undergraduate degree)

Duration of Award:

Up to three years subject to the progress of the successful candidates being deemed satisfactory by the Council.

 

Eligibility:

An applicant for the Scholarship must fulfil the following criteria –

(i) be a permanent resident of Hong Kong;

(ii) has received at least 5 years of continuous full-time education in Hong Kong;

(iii) be responsible for fulfilling all application procedures and admission requirements at the institution of his / her choice and be offered a place subsequently; and

(iv) be proficient in English and Chinese and has a good mastery of the language in which his / her studies will be undertaken.

 

Maximum Value of Award per year: HK$280,000 per year

 

Details of the Scholarships and application form can be downloaded from the following link:

https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/forms/listing2.htm

 

Applications can be submitted by any one of the following methods –

 

(i) completing the application form with legible handwriting in black / blue ball-pen or black / blue ink and sending it to the following address by post or in person – Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council Secretariat Room, 1217, 12/F Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon Hong Kong

 

(ii) inputting data in the application form (editable PDF proforma) downloadable from SFO’s website and sending the duly signed hardcopy of the completed PDF proforma to the SEYMF Council Secretariat by post or in person.  Signature in the form of digital image is not acceptable; or

 

(iii) inputting data in the application form (editable PDF proforma) downloadable from SFO’s website and submitting the completed proforma in electronic format to the SEYMF Council Secretariat via email (address: seymfc_application_sfo@wfsfaa.gov.hk) with digital signature supported by e-Cert (Personal) registered under the name of the applicant and issued by a recognised Certification Authority in Hong Kong, e.g. Hongkong Post.  Applications submitted by electronic means not supported by e-Cert will not be considered.

 

Deadline for applications submitted by post or email is 14 September 2018 (Friday) while that for submission in person is at 5:45 p.m. on 14 September 2018 (Friday).  Late applications will normally not be considered.

 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a first round of interview scheduled in January 2019 in Hong Kong. Suitable candidates will further be invited for a final interview in February/ March 2019.

 

Should you have any queries, please contact the SEYMF Council Secretariat at 2150 6098 or 2150 6097.

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid Office

HKUST

 

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