UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2021/22 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. Funding allocation of the Scheme for 2021/22 intake is subject to approval bythe Legislative Council.

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 fellowship award. 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
P04 Master of Science in Finance
理學碩士(金融學)  
 
Business
P10 Master of Science in Professional Accounting and Corporate Governance
理學碩士(專業會計與企業管治) 
   
Business
P53 Master of Science in Computer Science
理學碩士(電腦科學)
STEM
P54 Master of Science in Electronic Information Engineering
理學碩士(電子資訊工程學)
Research
P56 Master of Science in Engineering Management
理學碩士(工程管理學) 
   
Sustainable City
P58 Master of Science in Materials Engineering and
Nanotechnology
理學碩士(材料工程及納米科技)
STEM
P69 Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
理學碩士(生物醫學工程) 
   
Research
P25 Master of Arts in Communication and New Media
文學碩士(傳播與新媒體)  
 
Creative
P27 Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management
文學碩士(公共政策及管理)    
Sustainable City
P30 Master of Arts in Language Studies
文學碩士(語言研究)  
 
Culture
P70 Master of Science in Data Science
理學碩士(數據科學)
STEM
P95 Master of Science in Health Sciences and Management
理學碩士(健康科學與管理)
Health
P80 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media
藝術碩士(創意媒體)
Creative
P81 Master of Arts in Creative Media
文學碩士(創意媒體) 
   
Culture
P63 Master of Science in Energy and Environment
理學碩士(能源及環境) 
 
Sustainable City
P41 Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
法學碩士(仲裁及爭議解決學) 
   
Business
P46 Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law
法學碩士(公司與商事法)    
Business

 

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, additional documents are required by the respective programmes for consideration of the Fellowships Award.

Programme Title

Programme-specific Documents Required

Master of Science in Finance

  • At least 1 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 Arts in Communication and New Media

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

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management

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

Master of Arts in Language Studies

  • Two academic/professional references 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 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

Application Procedures

9.   Application will be submitted by invitation. Applicants who are invited to submit application for the fellowship award 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 2021 (first round), 30 June 2021 (2nd round) and 13 August 2021 (last round).

 

(Last Updated on 17 November 2020)