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Scholarships

MPH students may apply for the following scholarships:​

Chan Tung and Friends Global Community of Health for All Scholarship

In 2022, Dr Chan Tung and his friends (a total of eight donors)[1] with a shared belief in building a global community of health for all, made donations totalling HK$2,000,000 in support of the establishment of an entrance scholarship for young healthcare professionals from low-income countries to pursue public health studies at HKU. It is hoped that after graduation, they would return to their respective home countries and work towards the betterment of the provision of health services.

The MPH Board of Studies established the Chan Tung and Friends Global Community of Health for All Scholarship to realise the charitable gift that the donors desire to make. The Scholarship shall be awarded from the academic year 2023-24 under the following regulations:
 

  1. Up to two scholarships shall be awarded each year to new students from low-income or lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank[2] pursuing the full-time or part-time MPH programme.

  2. Each scholarship entails:
    a. waiver of the composition fees of the MPH programme (i.e. HK$199,800* in 2023/24);
    b. a stipend to support one-year’s living expenses
    [3];
    c. economy-class return airfare at the lowest cost between the Scholar’s country of residence and Hong Kong; and
    d. one year’s free accommodation in Chi Sun College.

  3. The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

  4. The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year.

  5. In the event of there being no suitable applicant in any year, no awards shall be made.
     

*Subject to University's approval

[1] The eight donors are: Dr Chan Tung, Sik Sik Yuen, Mr Roland To, Mr Wong Chun Hong, Mr Kwan Wah, Mr Wong Shu Wing, Boesan Engineering Company Ltd and Park Lane Solution Ltd.
[2] Lists of low-income and lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank will be adopted: http:
//data.worldbank.org/income-level/LIC and http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/LMC
[3] Up to HK$49,800 for 2022-23 as estimated by CEDARS (https://www.cedars.hku.hk/nonlocal/publication/glimpse2223.pdf#page=7). The final stipend amount will be based on actual needs of the awardee, taking into account the number of months to be spent in Hong Kong being fully engaged in the MPH programme (financial support capped at 12 months), other subsidies to be received by the awardee during the same period, etc.

Master of Public Health Entrance Scholarship for Psycho-Oncologists

In 2021, the MPH Board of Studies established an Entrance Scholarship for psycho-oncologists to pursue public health studies with the aim of optimizing cancer care, especially psycho-social cancer care provisions.

  1. One scholarship shall be awarded to a psycho-oncologist pursuing the full-time or part-time MPH programme, on the basis of academic merit, contribution to community service and financial need. Candidates shall demonstrate a track record of accomplishments in the psycho-oncology field through membership in or affiliation with reputable professional bodies.

  2. The Scholarship shall be equivalent to the composition fee (i.e. HK$199,800* in 2023/24).

  3. The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year.

  4. In the event of there being no suitable applicant in any year, no awards shall be made.

Interested parties please contact the MPH programme office at mphsph@hku.hk

*Subject to University's approval

Naomi Molson Medical Scholarship 

In 2021, Ms Naomi Molson, through the MPH Board of Studies, established the Naomi Molson Medical Scholarship to support young clinicians from Southeast Asian developing economies to pursue public health studies with an objective to improve the healthcare provision in their home country.  Ms Molson is a scientist by training, having studied Physiology at the University of Oxford, and after a first career in science entered business. She is a strong believer in the power of education.

  1. Up to ten scholarships in total shall be awarded to new students with a first degree in medicine or equivalent from low-income or lower-middle-income Southeast Asian countries as defined by the World Bank[1] to pursue the full-time or part-time MPH programme.

  2. Each scholarship entails:
    a. waiver of the composition fees of the MPH programme (i.e. HK$199,800* in 2023/24);
    b. a stipend to support one-year’s living expenses
    [2]
    c. economy-class return airfare at the lowest cost between the Scholar’s country of residence and Hong Kong; and
    d. one year’s free accommodation in
    Chi Sun College.

  3. The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

  4. The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year.

  5. In the event of there being no suitable applicant in any year, no awards shall be made.

Interested parties please contact the MPH programme office at mphsph@hku.hk

 

*Subject to University's approval

[1] Lists of low-income and lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank will be adopted: http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/LIC and http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/LMC
[2] Up to HK$49,800 for 2022-23 as estimated by CEDARS (https://www.cedars.hku.hk/nonlocal/publication/glimpse2223.pdf#page=7). The final stipend amount will be based on actual needs of the awardee, taking into account the number of months to be spent in Hong Kong being fully engaged in the MPH programme (financial support capped at 12 months), other subsidies to be received by the awardee during the same period, etc.

Honorary Teachers Scholarship

In 2009, the MPH Board of Studies established an Honorary Teachers Scholarship in recognition of the tremendous support provided to the MPH programme by honorary teachers

  1. Up to two scholarships shall be awarded each year to new students pursuing the full-time or part-time MPH programme, on the basis of academic merit, community services and financial need.

  2. The Scholarship shall be of the value of HK$30,000 each

  3. The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year.

  4. In the event of there being no suitable applicant in any year, no awards shall be made.

Professor Anthony J Hedley Scholarship for Master of Public Health 

In 2010, the MPH Board of Studies established the Professor Anthony J Hedley Scholarship, with donation from Professor Hedley’s friends and colleagues, in recognition of Professor Hedley’s contribution to the development and teaching of MPH programme.

  1. One scholarship shall be awarded each year to a new student pursuing the full-time or part-time MPH programme on the basis of academic merit, community services and financial need. Priority may be given to students who are interested in environmental health. Students’ past experience and potential for research or advocacy in this area will be taken into consideration.

  2. The Scholarship shall be of the value of HK$30,000.

  3. The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year.

  4. In the event of there being no suitable applicant in any year, no awards shall be made.

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