Talents programme launched at CityU for nurturing future leaders
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An exciting new programme for advanced learning at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) presents an enriched curriculum for highly motivated students determined to play leadership roles in tomorrow’s rapidly changing, hi-tech world.
The unique CityU Talents Programme allows brilliant young students to benefit from the University’s highly interdisciplinary, technology-enriched courses that will ensure their success in attaining their career goals and aspirations for further studies.
CityU is once again bringing an internationalised North American model of higher education to Hong Kong, deepening the integration of teaching and research. “This Programme provides another invaluable opportunity for top students to engage in specially designed courses and research topics under the mentorship of world-class scholars," said President Way Kuo.
A suite of new scholarships has been set up including two new schemes, the President’s Scholarship and the Hong Kong Tech Scholarships, which aims at students with excellent performance in science (including biological science) and engineering. The scholarships will reward academic excellence and potential for research. There will be one award for the President’s Scholarship at HK$300,000 per annum and two for the Hong Kong Tech Scholarship at HK$200,000 per annum each. Both are tenable for four years.
The Programme contains several other unique features. It offers training and teaching customised to explicitly match with the eligible students’ capabilities and personalities. Plus, there will be targeted support and mentorship for strategic career planning.
Students joining the Programme may study for a double-degree in two completely different but complementary disciplines over five years.
An even more intensive learning experience is possible through our bachelor’s and master’s combination degree option in which students can choose to study for a master’s degree at CityU or at an overseas university.
The overseas study option is another feature that will ensure those accepted onto the Programme receive a university experience that soars beyond expectations. Our joint bachelor’s degree programmes are collaborations with highly rated institutions such as Columbia University, University of Edinburgh and University of Manchester. The students will be awarded two bachelor’s degrees, one from CityU and the other from the partner university.
Other notable options include four-year enrichment programmes for students from the College of Science and the School of Energy and Environment, and a double-major programme.
Local students with an overall score of 28 or above in four core and two elective subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), and non-JUPAS students with 2A*+1A in General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCEAL) or with an overall score of 38 or above in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) programme are eligible for the CityU Talents Programme.