Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students

Aim

This fellowship / scholarship scheme aims at encouraging and assisting full-time disabled students in pursuing postgraduate studies by research and/or undergraduate and diploma programmes at post-secondary and tertiary levels in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong).

Value of Awards

For the 2017/18 academic year, the successful candidates will receive a one-off grant of HK$50,000 for fellowship or HK$40,000 for scholarship.  They will not be required to relinquish scholarships, fellowships or bursaries concurrently held by them.  Neither will the value of the fellowship / scholarship be reduced in such circumstances.

Eligibility

Candidates should:
  1. have the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong or are permitted to stay in Hong Kong without restriction;
  2. have resided in Hong Kong for at least three years;
  3. be registered full-time postgraduate research students (for fellowship nominees) undertaking University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded or publicly-funded courses at one of the institutions listed below and registered for a master degree or a doctorate degree on / after specified dates:
    1. City University of Hong Kong;
    2. Hong Kong Baptist University;
    3. Lingnan University;
    4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
    5. The Education University of Hong Kong;
    6. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
    7. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and
    8. The University of Hong Kong;
  4. be registered full-time students (for scholarship nominees) undertaking UGC-funded or publicly-funded courses at post-secondary / tertiary levels at one of the institutions listed below:
    UGC-funded or publicly-funded courses at post-secondary / tertiary levels
    Institution Course
    City University of Hong Kong undergraduate / diploma or above
    Hong Kong Baptist University undergraduate
    Lingnan University undergraduate
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong undergraduate
    The Education University of Hong Kong undergraduate / diploma or above
    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts undergraduate / diploma or above
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University undergraduate / diploma or above
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology undergraduate
    The University of Hong Kong undergraduate
    Vocational Training Council diploma or above
    or undertaking courses at undergraduate level at Hong Kong Shue Yan University;
  5. be nominated by the principals of their previous secondary schools (for first year students being scholarship nominees) or by the heads of their post-secondary / tertiary institutions (for candidates of the fellowship award or second to final year students being scholarship nominees);
  6. have special educational needs and/or mental health needs as referred to in the Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan released by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including those having physical disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech and language impairment, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorders, specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health needs);
  7. not be engaged in full-time employment; and
  8. not be nominated for the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Postgraduate Research Students or the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships for Undergraduate and Diploma Students in the same year.

Nomination Procedure

The relevant institutions / schools will be invited to make nominations in September each year.  Suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview normally in December.  Candidates who have not heard from the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council by the end of December should consider themselves not being selected.

Announcement of Results

The results of the awards will be announced in around February / March.  Nominating institutions and secondary schools will be notified of the results.

Payment Arrangement

Fellowship / Scholarship monies will be remitted to the relevant institutions, which will be requested to make disbursement to the award recipients.

Presentation of Awards

Certificates will be presented to the award recipients at the Awards Presentation Ceremony scheduled for March / April.

Further Information

For enquiries, please call the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council Secretariat at 2150 6096 or 2150 6098.