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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 nearly HK$40 million are awarded to some 3,000 students in the academic year of 2021/22 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 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 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 designed degree programmes. The scheme offers scholarships with award amount up to full scholarship covering four consecutive years of studies per award.


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.


Please refer to THEi scholarship page for details:


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), who are 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). The scholarship amounts are set at HK$10,000 and HK$30,000.


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 Higher Diploma programmes relating to the testing and certification industry. The value of the Scholarships is HK$10,000 each.


Testing and Certification Industry related VTC Higher Diploma Programmes

Health and Life Sciences Discipline

  • Analytical Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Technology
  • Environmental Protection (Subject Group) [pending approval from the Donor]
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Technology and Safety

Engineering Discipline

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Computer and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Protection (Subject Group) [pending approval from the Donor]
  • Mechanical Engineering





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


  • Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship

    The Scholarship provides graduates of full-time Higher Diploma programmes in the Health and Life Sciences, Engineering, and Information Technology disciplines with financial assistance of up to 29,500 a year for pursuing further studies at universities in the UK. The scholarship covers tuition and accommodation fees, living expenses and air fares for two academic years.

    Since the establishment of the Scholarship in 2004, more than 190 VTC Higher Diploma graduates have been awarded the scholarships to complete their undergraduate studies in the UK.

    Furthermore, a Master's study scholarship has just been launched in 2022 to enable outstanding VTC graduates to pursue Master's degree programmes in the UK.


  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships – Vocational Education Scholarship

    The Overseas Study 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) and Hospitality.  The Scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation fees, living expenses, airfares and expenses on study trips / field trips for up to three 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 the 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.


  • CLP Award for VPET Students
    The Award aims to provide financial support for students who are committed to pursuing higher diploma studies in the disciplines of Engineering, and Health and Life Sciences with areas of focus in electrical, electronics, mechanics, computer and environmental protection. Each awardee will be granted HK$10,000 per study year, tenable for two consecutive years.

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 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.


  • 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

    Mr K S Cheng Memorial Scholarship aims to provide financial support to Higher Diploma students from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) to pursue their dreams.  Students would develop their self-confidence and foster a sense of responsibility through executing self-set learning objectives and conducting contemplation that paves their path to future success.



  • A-Fontane International Exchange Scholarship

    The scholarship aims to support students to participate in overseas studies or industrial attachment with a structured learning curriculum for a minimum of one month to one semester. Each student can receive up to HK$20,000.



  • Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association Scholarship

    The scholarship aims to support talented students to participate in semester-long overseas study programmes. Each student can receive up to HK$90,000 per scholarship. The Association also provides awards to the winners of the Innovation Project Competition for recognizing their outstanding work.



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

    The Scheme aims to assure students with financial needs of equal access to learning opportunities for participation in outbound exchange activities in the Greater China region, so as to broaden their horizon and ability to work across multiple borders. Subsidy amount varies according to the type and duration of the exchange activity.


  • The Innovation Award & Seed Fund Powered by Dorsett Hospitality International
    This scheme aims to support VTC students to turn their ingenious ideas into practical applications that could contribute to local industries' economic and technological development. Ten potential projects each year are shortlisted with a subsidy of HK$10,000 to prototype their ideas for the final competition. The best two projects will be given the Gold Prizes of HK$30,000 each and a further HK$60,000 as seed funds to enhance their projects for industrial applications.


These scholarships aim to recognise and reward students who have achieved outstanding performance during their studies in the 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 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 2020/21, around 1,800 VTC students were awarded the scholarships ranging from HK$10,000 to HK$40,000.



  • Chevalier Group Scholarship
    To recognise students’ academic achievements, 40 Chevalier Group Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students of Higher Diploma in Engineering and Diploma of Vocational Education (Electrical Engineering) programmes each year. The scholarships are in the amount of HK$40,000 and HK$10,000 each respectively.


  • Outstanding Student-Athlete Scholarship
    The Scholarship is to support outstanding student athletes to pursue a VTC higher diploma and / or degree in THEi. By encouraging student-athletes or thrive academically and complete their tertiary study, the awardee will receive a renewable scholarship each study year of HK$10,000 and HK$15,000 from higher diploma to degree respectively with satisfactory performance.




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 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 Award
    The Best Progress Award aims to encourage and recognise students with significant progress and improvement in their studies.  In 2020/21, around 30 VTC students were awarded the HK$10,000 scholarship.




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. Around 400 students received this scholarship (worth HK$5,000 each) every year.


  • Swire Progression Scholarship

    Swire Progression Scholarship aims to recognise and support Diploma of Foundation Studies students, who have demonstrated excellence in vocational skills, academic performance or significant improvement, to advance their career aspirations through VPET studies in Higher Diploma programmes. Students with career aspiration in the specialisation of Engineering, Aviation Logistics and Services, and Hospitality will be benefitted. Each awardee will be granted HK$5,000.


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.


  • 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 2020/21, around 350 VTC students are awarded the scholarship, worth HK$10,000 each.




The above information has been updated as of October 2022.  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.