Information for Prospective Students

UCL Hong Kong Alumni Scholarships

Comprising the UCL Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship, the Professor Denys Holland and Cowan Cheung Scholarship and the Vinson and Cissy Chu Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Important Information for all Applicants

One scholarship is available annually for undergraduate study at UCL. Each year the scholarship will be named after the Foundation that has funded it for that year - the Professor Denys Holland and Cowan Cheung Scholarship, the Vinson and Cissy Chu Charitable Foundation Scholarship or the UCL Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be holders of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards or Chinese citizens who have received full-time education in Hong Kong and/or China for no less than five of the eight years immediately prior to the start of study at UCL
  • apply for admission through UCAS and have received an offer of a place at UCL and have firmly accepted the offer. Please note that accepting UCL as an insurance offer does not satisfy the conditions relating to the scholarship
  • hold an offer of admission to full-time undergraduate degree studies at UCL in any area except Medicine
  • NOT be attending any schools in the UK or currently enrolled at UCL
  • be self-financing and liable to pay tuition fees at the rate for overseas students
  • be in financial need and unable to fund their planned studies at UCL without financial help.

Selection Criteria and Procedure

The scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a Selection Panel appointed by the donors, on the basis of academic excellence, financial need and any other criteria deemed appropriate or relevant.

An initial shortlist of applicants will be identified on the basis of academic excellence. Shortlisted applicants will be invited by Hong Kong Foundation to submit to the selection panel as much information about their financial circumstances as possible to assist the panel in making the final decision. Documents submitted should include a summary/schedule of the family's financial means - i.e. assets, income, liabilities and expenses - together with the family's bank statements for the last six months (or bank letter confirming such deposits), parents’ tax assessments and documentary evidence concerning ownership/tenancy of the home, and any mortgages, loans and credit card debts etc (subject to parents' consent), as well as evidence of bursaries and scholarships received whilst at school.

Interviews will be held in Hong Kong (normally in June/July) and applicants invited for interview will be required to present themselves for interview in Hong Kong at applicants' own expense.

Value: Benefits and Duration

The scholarship will provide up to £10,000 toward tuition fees for a maximum of four years.

Annual renewal of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory progress equivalent to upper second class honours throughout the programme. A report of unsatisfactory progress may result in termination of funding.

Application Procedure and Deadline

Before completing the application form, please read the Guidance Notes.

Eligible candidates must complete the Application Form and submit this, along with the required documentation as specified in the form, to UCL Student Funding Office by Friday, 10 April 2015 at 5pm.

Important Note:

Potential candidates must ensure that they submit a full scholarship application by the deadline irrespective of whether an offer of admission has reached them or not. After the deadline, the UCL Student Funding Office will check to confirm whether the scholarship applicant holds an offer of admission to one of the eligible UCL programmes and on what date that offer was made. Scholarships applicants without an admissions offer at the time of the scholarship deadline and for an eligible programme will be excluded from the competition at this point. It is for this reason that we recommend you apply for admission as early as possible, and submit your scholarship application by the deadline.

Complete Scholarship applications should be submitted -

By email: studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk

Or posted to:

Student Funding
Student and Registry Services
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Notification of Results

Candidates will be shortlisted in June. Interviews will be held in Hong Kong as necessary in July. The successful candidate can expect to be notified by email before the end of July.

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*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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