Hong Kong alumni scholarships

This scholarship is offered by the Hong Kong Branch of the Bristol University Alumni Association in Hong Kong. It is awarded on the grounds of academic excellence, financial need and future potential contribution to Hong Kong.

The Scholarship will be up to £15,000, to be offset against the tuition fees payable to the University, for a one year masters degree programme in any subject. The successful candidate must demonstrate both the need for some financial assistance and the ability to fund the balance of the costs involved in study in Bristol, including living expenses.


The successful candidate must:

Have been accepted for a one-year Master's programme of study by the University of Bristol for the academic year 2017-2018, and:

  • Who have substantial links with Hong Kong and who intend to return to Hong Kong to pursue their careers after successful completion of the postgraduate programme at the University of Bristol;
  • Who are able to prove convincingly that they have the ability to succeed with higher level studies, usually by showing excellent academic results at undergraduate level;
  • Whose family’s financial circumstances are such that they can, if needed, provide maintenance of approximately £13,000, plus return airfare, but might have difficulty in providing the full amount of the tuition fees (for further details see the Postgraduate Prospectus).
  • In addition, work experience post-Bachelor degree is considered to be desirable and preference is given to candidates who have had a job. However, lack of work experience does not disqualify applicants from applying.

Priority will be given to such students and to those who have not previously studied in the UK.

The scholarship will be awarded to eligible students on grounds of proven or potential academic excellence, and the contribution which he or she is likely to make to Hong Kong on their return. Short-listed applicants will be asked to demonstrate both the need for some financial assistance, and the ability to fund the balance of the costs of undertaking a course of study in Bristol, including living expenses.

Applications and deadlines

Applications for 2017 entry are now closed.

Please note, there are two application forms to be completed in order that candidates are short-listed. Both form 1 and form 2 can be downloaded from the Bristol Alumni website

Short-listed candidates for the scholarship will be invited for interview in Hong Kong in late March, early April 2017. Attendance in person is required. All candidates will be notified of conditional decisions within two weeks after the interview.

Information about the University of Bristol may be obtained by visiting the information page on at www.bristolalumni.org, or by contacting: Professor Veronica Pearson, Chairperson, University of Bristol Alumni Association, Hong Kong branch: vpearson@hkucc.hku.hk.