HKUST will increase its scholarship offers for students admitted under JUPAS who excel in either academic or non-academic fields.
Announcing HKUST's new JUPAS scholarship scheme, Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Acting) Prof Roland Chin said that students receiving the highest scholarship award will enjoy full subsidy, including tuition fees and living allowances totaling HK$100,000 a year.
With generous support from members of the community, these rich scholarship schemes are intended to attract outstanding students, including those admitted through JUPAS, EAS (Early Admission Scheme) and Direct Entry. They are also extended to students who are actively serving the community, or students with special non-academic talents and performance. These scholarships are meant to enable them to develop their potential to the fullest.
JUPAS-admitted students attaining 2A's or better are entitled to receive annual scholarships ranging from $15,000 to full tuition subsidy plus $55,000 in living allowance for a total of about $100,000, renewable in subsequent years on satisfactory academic performance. Thus, an undergraduate scholarship holder may enjoy a 3-year scholarship worth as much as $300,000.
As for students with special talents and performance, they are eligible for scholarships of $15,000 a year, renewable each year until completion of studies. The selection criteria include contribution to community or student activities, or outstanding performance in non-academic fields such as sport, music, the arts, or culture.
"In raising the amount of the scholarships and extending its scope, HKUST wants to enable students to focus on their studies without financial worries. We have always put a premium on attracting outstanding students, including those with special talents. Our graduates are our future. They are worth our special interest and investment."
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