City University of Hong Kong

 

Fung Scholarships

 

Regulations

 

Victor and William Fung Foundation Limited (經綸慈善基金有限公司) has offered to donate an endowment fund of HK$8M to City University of Hong Kong with an aim to establish annual scholarships to support undergraduate students to attend exchange study outside their place of residence for a deeper understanding of their chosen field of study and an exposure to different cultures and environment.

 

Scholarship Value and Number of Awards

There shall be a maximum of 7 Scholarships for the current academic year offered to cover total costs for return economy class airfare, accommodation and incidental expenses. The value of each Scholarship shall depend on destinations of exchange study.  Details are as follows :

 

Region / Country of Study

Scholarship Value

North America, South America, Europe

$46,000

Australia, New Zealand

$42,000

Asia, India

$32,000

Mainland China

$24,000

 

In case of a scholarship recipient whose approved exchange study is a year long programme, the exact amount of scholarship will be decided by the selection panel.

 

Eligibility

The Scholarships shall be awarded to outbound exchange students who are full-time UGC-funded local undergraduate students and have met the following criteria :

1.    have achieved, normally, a CGPA of 3 or above in the last semester/term of study, however, outstanding academic performance would definitely be an asset;

2.    have possessed promising attributes such as leadership potential, with proven track record;

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; and

4.    have not participated in similar University-subsidized overseas exchange programmes.

 

Condition

1.     Scholarship recipients are required to give up Student Exchange Fund in order to take up the full scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be required to sign an undertaking to confirm their option within 7 working days after the result is released.

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 Scholarships will be withdrawn for students failing to fulfill the requirement unless prior approval has been sought from Student Development Services.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

 

 

3.3.2016



# 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.