UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2020/21 for Local Students

 

Background

1.    The Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (the Scheme) is introduced 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 on a pilot basis to provide local students admitted to the targeted taught postgraduate programmes (see Point 5 below) in 2020/21 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 will be invited to submit applications for the Scheme.  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. 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 fellowship.
  • 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 fellowship (i.e. HK$120,000).

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes

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

Programme Code Programme Priority Area
P27 Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management
文學碩士(公共政策及管理)
Environment
P41 Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
法學碩士(仲裁及爭議解決學)
Business
P53 Master of Science in Computer Science
理學碩士(電腦科學)
Research and Innovation
P54 Master of Science in Electronic Information Engineering
理學碩士(電子資訊工程學)
Environment
P63 Master of Science in Energy and Environment
理學碩士(能源及環境)
Environment
P67 Master of Science in Chemistry
理學碩士(化學)
Research and Innovation
P70 Master of Science in Data Science
理學碩士(數據科學)
Research and Innovation
P80 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media
藝術碩士(創意媒體)
Creative

 

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 Award 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 fellowship received if they fail to attain the specified level of performance.

Programme-specific Documentation Requirement 

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

Programme Title

Programme-specific Assessment Criteria

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 Chemistry

  • Reference letter(s) 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

 

Application Procedures

9.   Applicants who are interested in applying for the Scheme may submit the application upon invitation by the respective programme offering departments. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process. For enquiries, please contact the department concerned directly.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of the selection results normally no later than 30 June 2020 (first round) and 17 August 2020 (second round).

 

(Last Updated on 18 May 2020)