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Applications for Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies

The following is issued on behalf of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council:

     The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council reminded interested applicants today (September 1) that applications for its Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies (including the award for disabled students) for the 2012/13 academic year will close on September 30.

     The fellowships and scholarships are aimed at encouraging the best students to pursue further education in reputable institutions overseas.

     Successful candidates for the awards are expected to have a strong sense of commitment to Hong Kong and be ready to contribute significantly to the community upon graduation.

     The fellowships are for studies leading to postgraduate degrees either by research or by coursework; the scholarships are for studies leading to undergraduate degrees.

     The applicants will be responsible for fulfilling all application procedures and admission requirements of the academic institutions of their choice.

     The maximum value of fellowship is HK$283,000 per year for up to three years for a doctoral degree or two years for a master's degree; and the maximum value of scholarship is HK$262,000 per year for up to three years.

     Application forms and information notes are available at the following addresses:

(a) Student Financial Assistance Agency
    11/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
    303 Cheung Sha Wan Road

(b) Trust Funds and Temples Joint Secretariat
    34/F, Wu Chung House
    213 Queen's Road East
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong

     The above documents may also be downloaded from  For enquiries, please call 2150 6097 or 2150 6098.

     For Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies, shortlisted applicants will be required to attend the first round interviews in Hong Kong scheduled for January 2012. Suitable applicants will be invited for a final interview  around February/March 2012.  As for the Overseas Fellowship/Scholarship for Disabled Students, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend in person one round of interview in around February/March 2012.

Ends/Thursday, September 1, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:01


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