The Problem

Post-secondary and tertiary education may not be a popular option among ethnic minorities. This is mostly because of poverty but in some cases, can be because of cultural and family barriers. With youth aged 18 to 22 in Hong Kong, only about one-tenth of ethnic minorities receive full-time degree education (10.1%), while the ratio is double in the majority population (22.9%).

Ethnic minority families want to consider international school education or private schools. However, with their limited financial resources, exposure, and network, they have not had the opportunity to consider this option thoroughly. On the other hand, some international schools have bursaries and scholarships and may not have outreached to those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Source: Research Office, Legislative Council Secretariat. (2018). Statistics Highlights. Education Challenges Faced by South Asians. Click here to read more. 

Our Work 

Better education is the key to a better quality of life and upward mobility for both children and their families.

The Zubin Foundation organises an Ethnic Minority Scholarship Fair, to raise awareness of scholarships available to the ethnic minority community as well as to provide scholarship providers with easy access to a pool of talents.

In 2019, we organised our very first Ethnic Minority Tertiary Education Scholarship Fair. We aimed to bring scholarship providers and potential recipients under one roof to allow them to network with each other. Our motivation was to create transparency from the tertiary institutions side and easier access to information for our youth who wish to pursue further education.

In 2020, we moved to a virtual fair due to the pandemic. Although the logistics were different, it did not stop us from connecting schools with students and providing access to resources.

Since 2021, not only we were able to organise a physical fair for Post-Secondary and Tertiary Education again, and this time we also organised our very first fair for International and Private Schools. We noticed that financial information from international schools was not transparent and easily accessible to ethnic minority families.

Therefore, through the Scholarship Fairs, we aimed to foster more transparency for these schools as well.


Since 2019, 687 ethnic minority individuals joined the scholarship fairs organised by The Zubin Foundation. 


Our Partners

To view our partners from 2019-2022 please click below:

Our Sponsors


Sponsor: Swire Trust 


Sponsor: Swire Trust  

Supporting Organisations: Specialist Education Advisory 


Sponsor: Swire Trust  

Supporting Organisations (listed in alphabetical order): Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference, Specialist Education Advisory, and Top School 


Supporting Partner: Swire  


Venue Host: Linklaters  


Matthew Yu | Project Manager |