UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2022/23 for Local Students

 

Background

1.    The Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (the Scheme) was first introduced for 2020/21 intake cohort by the HKSAR Government for nurturing more talents for the strategic development of Hong Kong. Administered under the University Grants Committee (UGC), the Scheme is offered to provide local students admitted to the targeted taught postgraduate programmes (see Point 5 below) with the award of fellowships.

Objective

2.    The main purpose of the Scheme is to attract meritorious local students to pursue inter-disciplinary and in-depth postgraduate training in priority areas of strategic importance for Hong Kong and to meet the needs for talents speedily. 

Eligibility

3.    Local students who are admitted to the targeted programmes in full-time, part-time or combined study mode may be invited to submit applications for the fellowships. To avoid double subsidy, students who are receiving other forms of government scholarship (except student financial assistance) for pursuing the same programme are not eligible to apply.  Students received financial support for the purpose of meeting tuition fee expenses from other sources should declare and provide relevant details to University.  The definitions of local/non-local status of applicants are available under the Notes for Applicants on taught postgraduate admission website: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pg/taught-postgraduate-programmes/apply-now.

Award

4.    The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programmes, and the differences will be subsidized by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 for each student regardless of the actual study period of the programme. The fellowships will be used for the settlement of the tuition fee only.

  Scenarios:

  • If the total tuition fee of a programme is HK$162,100 or below, the fellowship students will need to pay a tuition fee of HK$42,100, with the remainder covered by the fellowships.
  • If the total tuition fee of a programme exceeds HK$162,100, the fellowship students will need to pay a tuition fee of HK$42,100, as well as the balance after deducting the maximum amount of the fellowships (i.e. HK$120,000).

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes

5.    Local students admitted to the following programmes may be invited to submit application for the Scheme:

Programme Code Programme Primary Priority Area
P25

Master of Arts in Communication and New Media
文學碩士(傳播與新媒體)

Creative
P81

Master of Arts in Creative Media
文學碩士(創意媒體)

Creative
P30

Master of Arts in Language Studies
文學碩士(語言研究)

Culture
P27

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (Smart Cities stream)
文學碩士(公共政策及管理)

Sustainable City
P80

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media
藝術碩士(創意媒體)

Creative
P46

Master of Laws (Corporate and Financial Law stream & Intellectual Property and Technology Law stream)
法學碩士(公司與金融法)/(知識產權與科技法)

Business
P41 Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
法學碩士(仲裁及爭議解決學)
Business
P69

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
理學碩士(生物醫學工程)

STEM
P97 Master of Science in Biostatistics
理學碩士(生物統計學)
Research
P05A/P05B

Master of Science in Business Information Systems
理學碩士(商務資訊系統)

STEM
P53

Master of Science in Computer Science
理學碩士(電腦科學)

STEM
P70

Master of Science in Data Science
理學碩士(數據科學)

Research
P54

Master of Science in Electronic Information Engineering
理學碩士(電子資訊工程學)

STEM
P63

Master of Science in Energy and Environment
理學碩士(能源及環境)

Sustainable City
P56

Master of Science in Engineering Management
理學碩士(工程管理學)

Sustainable City
P04

Master of Science in Finance
理學碩士(金融學)

Business
P95 Master of Science in Health Sciences and Management
理學碩士(健康科學與管理)
Health
P58

Master of Science in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
理學碩士(材料工程及納米科技)

Research
P10

Master of Science in Professional Accounting and Corporate Governance
理學碩士(專業會計與企業管治)

Business
P96

Master of Science in Public Health and Epidemiology
理學碩士(公共衛生及流行病學)

Health
P76

Master of Social Sciences in Psychology
社會科學碩士(心理學)

Health

Criteria for Assessment

6.    The award of the fellowships will be merit-based, taking into account students' academic excellence, professional attainment, work experience, interview results and other programme-specific criteria as well as the personal statement about i) applicants’ commitment and ii) the proposal on how they can contribute to the priority areas of Hong Kong after completing the programme concerned. 

Requirement of On-going Study Performance 

7.   Successful applicants for the fellowships are expected to achieve a CGPA of 3.0 in each semester of their study. The award of the fellowships may cease and they may be required to refund the full amount of the fellowships received if they fail to attain the specified level of performance.

Programme-specific Documentation Requirement 

8.     In addition to the personal statement mentioned in Point 6, the following documents are required by the respective programmes for consideration of the fellowships:

Programme Title

Programme-specific Documents Required

Master of Arts in Communication and New Media

  • Two recommendation letters to be submitted together with the application materials

Master of Arts in Language Studies

  • Two academic/professional references to be submitted together with the application materials

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (Smart Cities stream)

  • Two recommendation letters, at least one should be submitted from a past or current professor or academic advisor

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media

  • Portfolio of creative works

Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

  • References from both an academic referee and a non-academic referee to be submitted together with the application materials

Master of Science in Biostatistics
  • Two recommendation letters to be submitted together with the application materials

Master of Science in Electronic Information Engineering

  • Two recommendation letters to be submitted together with the application materials

Master of Science in Finance

  • At least one reference letter to be submitted together with the application materials

Master of Science in Professional Accounting and Corporate Governance

  • Reference letter(s) to be submitted together with the application materials

Master of Social Sciences in Psychology
  • Two reference letters are required to comment on the candidate's performance in work or study to be submitted together with the application materials

Application Procedures

9.   Application will be submitted by invitation. Applicants who are invited to submit application for the fellowships are required to upload the completed application form together with all the required supporting documents onto their online application account. Shortlisted applicants will be invited by the academic unit to attend an interview as part of the selection process. For enquiries, please contact the academic unit concerned directly.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of the selection results normally by 31 March 2022 (first round) and 17 June 2022 (second round).

 

(Last Updated on 16 March 2022)