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The Problem 

Fewer ethnic minority youth pursue higher education than the general population in Hong Kong (18.2% vs 31.2%) *. Many ethnic minority youth stop further education after high school while some even drop out during high school due to financial barriers. The reason is they want to get into the job market as soon as possible to lift the financial burdens off of their families and therefore, sacrifice their education dreams, and future aspirations.  

Women and girls in the community usually face extra barriers when it comes to further education. According to our service users, some say they are being seen as a “burden” to their families, and some are forced into early marriage. This is likely to be enhanced in this time of economic recession. ​ 

The Zubin Foundation Scholarships for tertiary education aim to empower our ethnic minority youth to break intergenerational poverty and financial and cultural barriers by providing them with resources to study further.

*excluding Indian Households. Source: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong SAR (2021); 2021 Hong Kong Population Census; Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department

 

Our Work

Sub-degree and Undergraduate Scholarships

  Swire TrustTomorrow Full Tuition Scholarship

Full Tuition Scholarship​ 

Young Women Scholarship​ 

Applicable for 

Ethnic minority starting a 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree) programme at any of the eight UGC-funded universities. 

Ethnic minority starting a 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree) programme at any of the eight UGC-funded universities 

Full-time young woman ethnic minority student (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, or Year 4), who will attend a tertiary education institute in Hong Kong  for a given academic year 

Period Covered 

4 years 

4 years 

1 year 

Scholarship 

Tuition fees (HK$ 42,100/-) + HK$22,900 stipend per annum for 4 years of UG degree

 

Tuition fees (HK$ 42,100/-) for 4 years of UG degree

 

One-time stipend of HK$20,000 

Terms and Conditions 

Swire TrustTomorrow Scholarship

 

Full Tuition Scholarship 

 

 

Young Women Scholarship 

 

 

Postgraduate Scholarships

  Lee Hysan Foundation Ethnic Minority Student Postgraduate Scholarship  Lee Hysan Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Counselling
Applicable for  Ethnic minority starting a full-time/part-time postgraduate degree programme in key public service disciplines (e.g. social work, counselling, education, nursing, public health or similar fields) in Hong Kong and with conversational Cantonese proficiency  Ethnic minorities starting a full-time/part-time master’s degree programme in counselling recognised by the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association in its Accreditation Programme List 
Period Covered  Entire postgraduate degree programme 

N/A

Scholarship Full tuition fee for the postgraduate degree programme + annual allowance  A scholarship amounting to HK$60,000 contributing to the essential study-related expenses
Terms and Conditions  Lee Hysan Foundation Ethnic Minority Student Postgraduate Scholarship Lee Hysan Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Counselling

 

 

Application Timeline for Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Postgraduate Scholarship Application opens at 10 am HKT on 3 June 2024 (Mon)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship Application closes at 12 noon HKT on 26 July 2024 (Fri)
  • Applicants will be required to submit a Completed Application Form with all supporting documents (incomplete information and/or not providing supporting documents will make the application invalid)
  • Interviews of Shortlisted Candidates in the third of October 2024​
  • Announcement of Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients in November 2024
  • Scholarship Awards Ceremony in November 2024
  • APPLY NOW Button will come on 3 June 2024 (Mon)

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Contact

For scholarship application enquires, please contact:

WhatsApp / Tel: +852 9133 4742 (10 am – 5 pm; Mon – Fri, except public holidays) | Email: scholarships@zubinfoundation.org

 

To sponsor this programme, please contact:  

Vinee Kapoor | Project Manager | vinee@zubinfoundation.org