Source: Hong Kong Information Services
The Education Bureau today announced that it has selected 92 outstanding students as the sixth cohort of awardees under the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme.
Competition for the scholarship has been vigorous, with 862 applicants. All awardees received their formal secondary school education in Hong Kong, studying either local or non-local curricula.
Among the awardees, 72 will be pursuing undergraduate studies and the remaining 20 will pursue postgraduate studies at world-renowned universities.
These include not only top-notch comprehensive universities but also world-class institutions specialising in particular disciplines.
The awardees will seek to attain a wide spectrum of disciplines, with over one-third of them pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related programmes.
Other disciplines include law, arts, culture and performing arts, medical and health sciences, and social sciences.
Click here for the distribution of the awardees by different disciplines.
A list of the awardees as of October 23 has been uploaded to the scheme website.
The selection process is ongoing to cater for different universities’ admission schedules and offer the scholarship to more applicants.
This year’s selection process has been prolonged given the COVID-19 situation and the resultant delays in the availability of major public examination results worldwide.
The application details of the scheme’s next cohort will be announced shortly.