HeForShe Impact Scholarships
The HeForShe Impact Scholarships, as one of the HKU's gender equity measures, will enable students from economically deprived backgrounds to receive quality education at HKU, in the hope of reducing barriers against social mobility and to promote gender equity for access to higher education in less developed countries.
The HeForShe movement is an UN initiative to promote gender equality. HKU is the first university in the world to launch the UN Women's HeForShe Initiative on campus. The UN HeForShe 10x10x10 Impact Group for this movement comprises 10 Heads of State, 10 CEOs of global corporations and 10 University Presidents. HKU's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, is one of those ten.
We need culture change, system change, sustainable long-term policy change and the shared commitment to truly make a difference.Professor Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong
The HeForShe Impact Scholarships will be awarded to students with outstanding academic results, who have overcome the problems of gender inequality in education where they live. This does not limit the applicants to only being female. Those students who have significantly contributed to achieving the goals of the HeForShe movement are also welcomed to apply.
Students may apply to any HKU undergraduate programme .The scholarships will have a value equivalent to a FULL tuition fee waiver plus accommodation, flight and general living allowance per year, and are renewable on a yearly basis. You may check HKU tuition fee and cost of living reference here.
Preference will be given to students of the following backgrounds:
- Students from a country that is ranked 5 on the UN Gender Development Index (GDI)
- Students from any country in the UN Low Human Development Index (HDI) nations
- Students with disadvantaged backgrounds
You should also be nominated by your school Principal or Vice-Chancellor for consideration for the scholarships.
For the academic year September 2017 to June 2018, the HeForShe Impact Scholarships may be given to undergraduate students with outstanding academic results from the leading universities in their country, to attend HKU for one year only, as a Visiting Student. Selected students will have to apply for leave of absence from their university.
|Application Closes||May 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time)|
|Application Results Releases||End of June, 2017|
|Application for Student Visa / Accommodation||May - August, 2017|
|Registration / Course Selection of 2017 First Semester||Mid-August, 2017 onwards|
|Residential Hall Check-in||August 21, 2017 onwards (tentative)|
|Orientation for International Students||Late August 2017 onwards|
|Commencement of Study of 2017-18||September 1, 2017|
Application and Selection
To have your application considered, you must satisfy HKU's academic requirement and English language requirement. If your qualification is not listed, your academic results will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please click here to submit an application on or before May 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time).
Applications will be reviewed between mid May and early June 2017 and shortlisted students will be invited for a SKYPE or phone interview. The application result is expected to be announced by the end of June 2017.