Every year, a number of scholarships and awards are offered by the HKSAR Government, and other public or private organizations to assist non-local students in financing their education in Hong Kong. Some are available solely for non-local students, and others are awarded on a competitive basis to all students regardless of nationality or residency status.

To strengthen education collaboration with the Belt and Road countries, the Belt and Road Scholarships have been offered to students coming from designated counties along the Belt and Road regions since the 2016/17 academic year. To attract more non-local outstanding students to further their studies in Hong Kong, the Belt and Road Scholarship further expanded to cover all regions along the Belt and Road in the 2019/20 academic year.

This year, our PhD student Luiza Labazanova coming from Russia was the recipient of the 2019/20 Belt and Road Scholarship (Research Postgraduate). Luiza received a scholarship to cover her full tuition fees and is tenable for the normal duration of the programmes concerned. The scholarship will be renewed annually subject to the satisfactory academic performance of the awardees.

In the 2019/20 academic year, up to 20 Belt and Road Scholarships (Research Postgraduate) were offered to students from countries along the Belt and Road to study first-year full-time publicly-funded research postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong. To learn more about the scholarships, please visit Study in HK > Scholarships.