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Scholarships and Award Schemes

The VTC receives generous donations of scholarships from various partners including the Government of HKSAR, industries, professional bodies and individuals. Scholarships are awarded to students in the academic year 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 results in their academic results prior to joining VTC.
 

 
Degree Programme Scholarship Schemes

 

The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) provides applied science-oriented degree programmes with a fine balance of professional knowledge and practices. It is committed to developing the leadership skills and generic competencies of students through diversified learning experiences. THEi has set up an “Entrance Scholarship Scheme” in recognition of the all-round performance of outstanding Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) of new Year-1 students who enroll in designated degree programmes. The scheme offers scholarships with award amount up to full scholarship covering four consecutive years of studies per award.

 

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

 

Please refer to THEi scholarship page for details: www.thei.edu.hk/en/student-services/scholarships-awards

 

Higher Diploma Programme Outstanding Achievements Admission Scholarship Scheme

 

"Higher Diploma Programme Outstanding Achievements Admission Scholarship” is set up for new students who enroll in full-time Higher Diploma programmes of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Hong Kong Institute of Information Technology (HKIIT), International Culinary Institute (ICI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI).

Scholarship Amount Requirements
HK$60,000

(Year 1 HK$30,000 &
Year 2 HK$30,000)
  • Total score of 25 or above for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (must include Chinese Language and English Language); and Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language
HK$30,000
  • Total score of 20-24 for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (must include Chinese Language and English Language); and Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language
HK$15,000
  • Total score of 18-19 for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (must include Chinese Language and English Language); and Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language
 

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 enroll in full-time Higher Diploma programmes relating to the testing and certification industry.

Scholarship Amount Requirements
HK$60,000

(Year 1 HK$30,000 &
Year 2 HK$30,000)
  • Total score of 25 or above for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (must include Chinese Language and English Language); and Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language
HK$30,000
  • Total score of 20-24 for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (must include Chinese Language and English Language); and Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language
HK$15,000
  • Total score of 18-19 for the best 5 HKDSE subjects (must include Chinese Language and English Language); and Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Chinese Language and English Language
 

Higher Diploma Programmes relating to Testing and Certification Industry

Health and Life Sciences Discipline

  • Analytical Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Protection (Subject Group)
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Technology and Safety
 

Engineering Discipline

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Computer and Data Engineering
  • Computer and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Protection (Subject Group)
  • Mechanical Engineering
     

 

 

 

 

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

 

  • Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship

    The Alistair Harvey Foundation offers three scholarships to VTC students and graduates from science and technology-related disciplines. These scholarships include the "Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship for Masters Study", "Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship for Degree Study" and "Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship for Academic Exchange". The Foundation provides financial assistance ranging from £27,350 to £39,350 for one academic year to support their pursuit of further studies at universities in the UK. These scholarships cover various expenses, including tuition, accommodation, living expenses, and airfare. Since its establishment in 2004, the scholarships have been awarded to over 200 VTC students and graduates, enabling them to pursue higher education in the UK.

 

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships – Vocational Education Scholarship

    The Oversea Study Scholarship aims to provide support to VTC Higher Diploma graduates who demonstrate dedication and a strong commitment to social causes. The Scholarship enables them to pursue further studies at the undergraduate level in overseas institutions in the field of Design, Hospitality and Engineering (applicable to aerospace / marine / environmental / architecture studies). This comprehensive scholarship covers various expenses, including tuition, accommodation, living expenses, airfares and costs associated with study / field trips for up to three consecutive academic years, capped at HK$500,000 per study year.

    In addition, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust also offers 15 scholarships to encourage dedicated and socially committed Youth College graduates to pursue Higher Diploma studies at VTC. Each scholarship covers the tuition fees capped at HK$66,400 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, leadership qualities and commitment to the community to articulate to Higher Diploma and THEi Degree (Year 3 Entry) programmes. The scholarship amount ranges from HK$10,000 to HK$35,000.

 

  • Wu Jieh Yee Bursary
    Wu Jieh Yee Bursary aims to provide VTC Higher Diploma students from low-income households with financial relief so that they can focus on their studies and move towards their goals. Each recipient receives a bursary of HK$10,000 in support of their studies or living expenses.

 

  • WU Jieh Yee Green Admission Scholarship
    The Scholarship aims to recognise students who aspire to pursue a career in the green industry and admitted to the green-related degree programmes of THEi with outstanding academic performance. Each awardee will receive HK$30,000.
     

These scholarships / subsidy schemes 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 outbound study visits and academic exchange programmes to broaden their exposure and horizons and enhance their holistic development. Each awardee receives up to HK$10,000, subject to the student's level of study.

 

  • The HKSAR Government Subsidy Schemes for Exchange Activities
    The Government of the HKSAR has introduced four different subsidy schemes (which provide means-tested or non-means-tested subsidies) to support post-secondary students to participate in outbound exchange activities, so as to nurture students with international outlook and ability to thrive in a multi-cultural environment. These schemes are applicable to local and non-local (for Mainland experience only) students enrolled in full-time Higher Diploma and Degree programmes. Subsidy amount varies according to the destination, duration of the exchange activity and the level of means-tested student financial assistance (applicable to means-tested subsidy schemes). Students with financial needs can apply for means-tested schemes with a higher subsidy amount.

 

 

  • Mr K S Cheng Memorial Scholarship

    The Scholarship aims to offer financial assistance to students from different study levels in pursuit of their aspirations. By providing this support, students are empowered to develop self-confidence and foster a sense of responsibility through executing self-set learning objectives engaging in reflective thinking, paving the way for their future success.

     

  • Tin Ka Ping Foundation Sponsorship Schemes for Student Outbound Programme

    Three sponsorship schemes have been established to cultivate global citizenship and promote holistic development through service learning, experiential learning and whole-person development activities held in Greater China and overseas countries.

     

  • China Candlelight Education Fund Sponsorship Scheme for Student Outbound Programme in the Greater China Region

    The Scheme aims to ensure that needy students in VTC have equal access to learning opportunities for participating in outbound exchange activities in the Greater China region. The objective is to broaden students’ horizons and uplift their ability to work across multiple borders.

     

  • Drs. Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation - The VPET-Experiential Learning Award
    The Award is established to provide sponsorship for financially disadvantaged students, enabling them to participate in collaborative programmes that offer valuable experiences and exposure to emerging business sectors. Additionally, it supports students who aspire to pursue a career in the Mainland with recognised qualifications.


     
  • HSBC Overseas Scholarship
    The HSBC Overseas Scholarship aims to provide financial support for full-time undergraduate student with outstanding achievements in pursuing vocational and professional education and training (VPET). The awardees are supported to participate in one semester-long / one academic-year-long overseas study programmes. Each student can receive up to HK$300,000.


 

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, ten students from different disciplines / study levels receive this award of HK$10,000 each.

 

  • The HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund / Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme
    The HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund / Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme offers various scholarships and awards, including Outstanding Performance Scholarship, Talent Development Scholarship, Reaching Out Award, Best Progress Award and Endeavour Merit Award. The scholarships ranging from HK$10,000 to HK$40,000.

 

 

  • Chevalier Group Scholarship
    Chevalier Group Scholarships aims to recognise students' efforts towards academic achievement. Every year, 40 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding Engineering students of Higher Diploma and Diploma of Vocational Education programmes. The scholarship awards are in the amount of HK$40,000 and HK$10,000 each, respectively.

  • HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship
    The HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship is established to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments of Higher Diploma students in their pursuit of vocational and professional education and training (VPET). Each year, a total of 20 scholarships, valued at HK$20,000 each, will be awarded to students from various academic disciplines.

 

 

 

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

 

  • CYMA Charity Fund Scholarship
    The CYMA Charity Fund Scholarship is established to give recognition and encouragement to financially disadvantaged students who have demonstrated significant improvements in their studies. Its purpose is to support their whole person development through extra-curricular activities. Each year, a total of 100 scholarships, valued at HK$5,000 each, will be offered to VTC students.

 

 

  • Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund - Best Progress Award
    The Best Progress Award aims to encourage and recognise students with significant progress and improvement in their studies. The scholarship is in the amount of HK$10,000 each.

 

 
 

 

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

    Supported by generous donations from industrialists and employers, the scheme aims to recognise and reward full-time VTC students who have demonstrated outstanding performance during their industrial attachments. Each year, a total of 400 scholarships, valued at HK$5,000 each, will be awarded to VTC students from various disciplines.
     

  • Disney Scholarship

    The Disney Scholarship is established to recognise outstanding VTC students and identify talents for further grooming. In addition, Hong Kong Disneyland provides internship opportunities for VTC students annually, offering real-life work experience in areas such as food and beverage, park operations, facilities service, and engineering. The scholarship is in the amount of HK$10,000 each.
     

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

 

  • Bright Future Charitable Foundation - Outstanding Student-Athlete Scholarship
    With generous donations from Dr Roy CHUNG, the Bright Future Charitable Foundation - Outstanding Student-Athlete Scholarship is set up to support exceptional student-athletes pursuing a VTC higher diploma and/or degree in the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi). By encouraging student-athletes to thrive academically and complete their tertiary study, the awardee will receive a renewable scholarship each study year from higher diploma to degree with satisfactory performance. The total scholarship amount can reach up to HK$60,000.


 

  • 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. The scholarship is in the amount of HK$10,000 each.

 

 

Information as of March 2024 is intended for reference only. The latest information on VTC website shall prevail in case of any discrepancies. VTC reserves the right to withdraw any of the above items or modify their contents.