City University of Hong Kong

 

Lee Foundation Overseas Exchange Scholarships

 

Regulations

 

Purpose

To provide scholarships to enable qualified outbound exchange students to join exchange study without financial worry.

 

The Scholarships shall be known as  Lee Foundation Overseas Exchange Scholarships”                (李氏基金海外交流獎學金).

 

Scholarship Value and Number of Awards

There shall be a maximum of 3 Scholarships in each academic year. The total value of Scholarships shall not exceed HK$36,000 each year. The value of each Scholarship shall depend on destinations of exchange study. Details are as follows:

 

Region/Country of Study

Value

North  America,  South  America, Europe

HK$23,000

Australia, New Zealand

HK$21,000

Asia, India

HK$16,000

Mainland China

HK$12,000

 

Eligibility

The Scholarships shall be awarded to outbound  exchange  students  who  are  full-time  UGC-funded  local  undergraduate students from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and have met the following criteria:

 

1.      have achieved a CGPA of 3 or above in the last semester/term of study;

 

2.      have possessed promising attributes such as leadership potential, aspiration for advancement, etc;

 

3.      have fulfilled, before departing for exchange studies, the English language requirements# for exchange programme using English as the medium of instruction, or other language proficiency or special requirement as specified for individual programme;

 

4.      have proven financial needs, or have successfully applied for Government grants and loans; and

 

5.      priority will be given to those who have not previously participated in similar University-subsidized overseas exchange programmes.

 

Condition

1.      Scholarship recipients are  allowed to  receive Student Exchange Fund  frothe University concurrently for the exchange programme.

 

2.      Scholarship recipients are required to attend a three-hour “Pre-departure Training Session for Scholarship Recipients” which will be held at 2:30 pm on 20 May 2016 (Friday). Scholarships will be withdrawn for students failing to fulfill the requirement unless prior approval has been sought from Student Development Services.

 

3.     Scholarship recipients are required to submit reports on their exchange study (not less than 800 words each) to SDS within one month upon their return to Hong Kong.

 

4.     80% of the scholarship value shall be released when the recipients present the offering letters issued by the overseas universities. The 20% of the scholarship value shall be paid when the recipients have submitted their reports on exchange study.

 

5.     The University reserves the right to demand for full or partial refund of the scholarship should any student fails to complete the exchange programme.

 

6.      Scholarship recipients are obliged to attend the scholarship presentation ceremony as organized by the donor or by the University.

 

7.      Scholarship recipients are expected to donate at least HK$200 annually to CityU for student support purpose via “CityU Alumni Giving Club” after graduation.

 

Application Procedure and Deadline

Eligible students should submit their applications and upload relevant supporting documents by 12:00 noon, 1 April 2016 (Friday), via the Online Scholarship Application System. Late submission will not be considered.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a selection interview to be held during 20 - 27 April 2016. Candidates failing to attend the selection interview in person will not be considered.

 

Enquiry

Miss Monsar Chan

Student Development Services

Tel: 3442 8113

Email: somonsa@cityu.edu.hk

 

# English language requirements:

(i)               A minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (paper-based test) or  79 (internet-based test) or IELTS Band 6.5 or above; OR

(ii)             Grade C or above in one of the following subjects:

a.       HKALE Use of English / English Literature

b.      GCE A/AS Level English Language/English Literature/English Language and Literature (grade B for subjects at GCSE Level)

c.      English course approved by Senate for fulfilling the University language requirement

(iii)           Level 4 of HKDSE English Language

 

Scholarship applicants are STRONGLY advised to plan early and fulfill the University language requirement in a timely manner.

 

3.3.2016