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Scholarships and Award Schemes

The VTC receives generous donations of scholarships from various partners including the Government of HKSAR, the industries, professional bodies and individuals. Scholarships totaling over HK$50 million are awarded to some 4,000 students in the academic year of 2017/18 in recognition of their outstanding achievements and to encourage their all-rounded development. Besides, The Government of HKSAR has introduced schemes for subsidy on exchange for post-secondary students to subsidise financially needy students to participate in outbound exchange programmes.

 

Scholarships for New Students

VTC has set up admission scholarship schemes to award and recognise new students enrolling in Degree and Higher Diploma programmes who achieved outstanding performance in their academic results prior to joining VTC.
 

 
Degree Programme Scholarship Schemes

 

The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) provides vocationally-oriented degree programmes with a fine balance of professional knowledge and practice. It is committed to developing the leadership skills and generic competencies of students through immersing them in diversified learning experiences. THEi has an “Entrance Scholarship Scheme” for new Year-1 students with outstanding results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The scheme offers scholarships of up to full scholarship for four consecutive years of studies per award and the amount of government subsidy will not be deducted from the scholarship.

 

Full Scholarship

Scholarship Amount Application Requirements
Full scholarship covering the nominal tuition fee of four consecutive years of studies (the amount of government subsidy will not be deducted from the scholarship)
  • Total score of 25 or above for the best 5 subjects obtained in the current HKDSE Examination; and
  • Admitted to any of the full-time degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Management and Hospitality or the Faculty of Science and Technology
     

Conditions for Scholarship Renewal :

  • Awarded students must attain a Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above at the end of each academic year
     

Notes :

Awardees have to fulfill other conditions as set by the Selection Committee, which include :

  • Undertake to stay at the Institute for at least one academic year in each academic year;
  • Remain in the same programme, rather than transfer or readmit to the same or another programme during the study period; and
  • Take a minimum load of 30 credit points in each academic year (the credit points obtained by way of credit transfer / module exemption are excluded)

 

Entrance Scholarship for Self-financing Degree Programmes (for Year-1 Entry Students)

Scholarship Amount
(one-off)
Application Requirements
HK$80,000

New students admitted to designated full-time degree programmes and have the following examination results :

  • Total score of 23 or above for the best 5 subjects obtained in the same sitting of the HKDSE Examination; or
  • Total point of 36 or above (including bonus points) obtained in the same sitting of the IBDP Examination
     
HK$40,000

New students admitted to designated full-time degree programmes and have the following examination results :

  • Total score of 19 or above for the best 5 subjects obtained in the same sitting of the HKDSE Examination; or
  • Total point of 30 or above (including bonus points) obtained in the same sitting of the IBDP Examination
     
HK$20,000

New students admitted to designated full-time degree programmes and have the following examination results :

  • Total score of 17 or above for the best 5 subjects obtained in the same sitting of the HKDSE Examination; or
  • Total point of 27 or above (including bonus points) obtained in the same sitting of the IBDP Examination
     


Notes :

The above scholarship scheme is available for designated programmes only. Please visit https://www.thei.edu.hk/en/student-services/scholarships-awards for details.​


 

THEi also has an "Scholarship for Excellent Performance" for progressing students with value up to HK$40,000, in recognition of their excellent academic achievements in THEi.

 

Higher Diploma Programme Outstanding Achievements Admission Scholarship Scheme

 

"Higher Diploma Programme Outstanding Achievements Admission Scholarship” is set up for holders of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), newly-enrolled in full-time Higher Diploma programmes of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), International Culinary Institute (ICI) / Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI).
 

Scholarship Amount Application Requirements
HK$30,000
  • Total score of 25 or above for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language); and
    Level 3 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language; or
  • Equivalent
     
HK$10,000
  • Total score of 20-24 for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language); and
    Level 3 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language; or
  • Equivalent
     


The above information from the academic year of 2018/19 is for reference only. Details for the academic year of 2019/20 will be announced later.
 

With generous donation from the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA) Industrial Development Foundation Limited, the “CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories Admission Scholarship” is awarded to new students who enrolled in VTC Higher Diploma programmes relating to the testing and certification industry. The scholarship worths HK$10,000 each.

 

Application Requirements

 

  1. Total score of 20 or above for the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language (or equivalent); and
  2. Attained Level 3 or above in both English Language and Chinese Language in HKDSE (or equivalent); and
  3. Enrolled in any of the following full-time Higher Diploma programmes offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) :
     
Discipline Programme Title
Applied Science
  • Higher Diploma in Analytical Science
  • Higher Diploma in Biomedical Science
  • Higher Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Higher Diploma in Chemical Technology
  • Higher Diploma in Environmental Protection and Management
  • Higher Diploma in Environmental Science
  • Higher Diploma in Food Technology and Safety
Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Computer and Electronic Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Environmental Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Testing and Certification

 
The above information from the academic year of 2018/19 is for reference only. Details for the academic year of 2019/20 will be announced later.
 

 

Entrance Scholarship Scheme is offered to award and recognise new students enrolling in all the full-time self-financed Higher Diploma Programmes* of Business Administration Discipline, and full-time self-financed Higher Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management* who had outstanding academic performance.
 

Scholarship Amount Application Requirements
HK$20,000
  • Total score of 18 or above for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (including English Language and Chinese Language)
     
HK$10,000
  • Total score of 15-17 for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (including English Language and Chinese Language)
     


* Students will be awarded either the "Self-financed Higher Diploma Programme Entrance Scholarship" or the "VTC Higher Diploma Programme Outstanding Achievements Admission Scholarship", whichever scholarship amount is higher.


The above information from the academic year of 2018/19 is for reference only. Details for the academic year of 2019/20 will be announced later
 

 

 

 

 

These scholarships assist outstanding VTC students to pursue further studies after their graduation, both locally and overseas, and enable them to realize their career aspirations.

 

  • Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship

    The Scholarship provides graduates of full-time Higher Diploma programmes in the Applied Science, Engineering, and Information Technology disciplines with financial assistance of up to £27,500 a year for pursuing further studies at universities in the UK. The scholarships cover their tuition and accommodation fees, living expenses and air fares for two academic years.

    Since the establishment of the Scholarship in 2004, more than 130 IVE Higher Diploma graduates have been awarded scholarships under the scheme to complete their undergraduate studies in the UK; more than half of the Scholars have obtained Master's degrees in either the UK or Hong Kong, while some of them have completed their Doctorate studies.
     

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships – Vocational Education Scholarship

    The scholarship aims at supporting dedicated and socially committed VTC Higher Diploma graduates to pursue further studies at undergraduate level in overseas institutions in the disciplines of Design, Engineering (applicable to aerospace / marine / environmental / architecture studies) or Hospitality. The scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation fees, living expenses, air fares and expenses on study trips / field trips for up to three academic years, capped at HK$450,000 per study year.

    In addition, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust also offer scholarships to encourage dedicated and socially committed Youth College graduates of Diploma of Vocational Education to pursue Higher Diploma studies at VTC. Each scholarship covers the full tuition fees capped at HK$55,600 per year, for up to two years.
     

  • Bright Future Charitable Foundation Scholarship

    The scholarship aims at supporting outstanding graduates of VTC Higher Diploma to articulate to Degree studies in Design or Engineering at THEi (Year 3 Entry). Each scholarship is worth HK$35,000 per year for up to two years.
     

  • Rotary Hong Kong Vocational Scholarship
    The scholarship is a progressing scholarship scheme to support VTC financially needy students of Diploma of Foundation Studies who possess positive attitude and value, leadership qualities and commitment to the community to articulate to Higher Diploma and THEi Degree (Year 3 Entry) programmes.  The scholarship ranges from HK$10,000 to HK$35,000.

 

These scholarships aim to encourage students to participate in out-reaching and exchange activities to broaden their outlook and enrich their personal portfolios.

 

  • Mr Yeung Kai-yin Memorial Scholarship
    The scholarship enables needy students to participate in study visits and overseas exchange programmes to broaden their exposure and horizons and enhance their holistic development. Each student receives up to HK$10,000.
     
  • Schemes for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students
    The Government of the HKSAR has introduced two subsidy schemes, namely, "Schemes for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students" and "Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to 'Belt and Road' Regions for Post-secondary Students", to subsidise financially needy students in undertaking outbound exchange activities, so as to nurture students with international outlook and ability to thrive in a multi-cultural environment.  The two subsidy schemes are applicable to local students enrolled in full-time Higher Diploma and Degree programmes.  Means-tested subsidy amount varies according to the destination and duration of the exchange activity.

 

 

These scholarships aim to recognise and reward students who have achieved outstanding performance during their studies in VTC.

 

  • Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award Scheme
    This award aims to award outstanding students based on their academic achievements, leadership abilities, personal qualities, participation in extracurricular activities and contribution to the community. Every year, nine students from different disciplines receive this award of HK$10,000 each.
     
  • The HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund / Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund
    The HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund / Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund offers various scholarships and awards, including Outstanding Performance Scholarship, Talent Development Scholarship, Reaching Out Award, Best Progress Award and Endeavour Merit Award.  In 2017/18, nearly 2,000 VTC students were awarded the scholarships ranging from HK$10,000 to HK$40,000.

 

 

  • Chevalier Group Scholarship
    To affirm students’ efforts in study, Chevalier Group Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding students each from Higher Diploma in Engineering and Diploma of Vocational Education (Electrical Engineering). The scholarship is worth HK$40,000 and HK$10,000 each respectively.
     
  • More scholarships schemes
     
 

 

These scholarships aim to provide recognition and encouragement to VTC’s students who have made notable improvements over a specific period of time since joining VTC.

 

  • CYMA Charity Fund Scholarship
    The CYMA Charity Fund Scholarship aims to give recognition and encouragement to financially needy students who have made significant improvements in their studies, to better support their whole person development through extra-curricular activities.  Each year 100 VTC students receive the HK$5,000 scholarship.
     
  • Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund - Best Progress Awards
    The Best Progress Award aims to encourage and recognize students with significant progress and improvement in their studies.  In 2017/18, about 50 VTC students were awrded the HK$10,000 scholarship.
     
  • More scholarships schemes
     
 
 

 

These scholarships provide awards in recognition of the outstanding performance of students during their industrial attachments or internship with public and private businesses.

 

  • Outstanding Industrial Attachment Scholarships

    Funded by generous donations from industrialists and employers. The scheme awards VTC students who achieved outstanding performance during their industrial attachments. Over 400 students received this scholarship (worth HK$5,000 each) every year.
     

  • More scholarships schemes
     

These scholarships aim to support development of VTC’s students in non-academic areas including sports, music and performing arts, culture and design, and innovative technology.

 

  • The HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund / Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund - Talent Development Scholarship
    The Talent Development Scholarship aims to give recognition to students who have demonstrated achievements or talent in non-academic areas and provide support for these students to further develop their talent and potential.  Talent areas include sports and games, music and performing arts, culture, arts and design, and innovation, science and technology.  In 2017/18 over 500 VTC students are awarded the scholarship, worth HK$10,000.
     
  • More scholarships schemes
     

Application for Scholarships

 

You are welcome to contact us for further information about the scholarships and application details.
Tel: 2836-1321 (Miss Cheung) / 2836-1233 (Mr. Wong)
Email: vtchqas@vtc.edu.hk

 

The above information have been updated as of late March 2019.  The latest information announced by VTC shall prevail in case of any discrepancies. The Council reserves the right to withdraw any of the above activities or modify their contents.