Scholarships

MPH students may apply for the following scholarships:​

Entrance Scholarship 

In 2015, the Master of Public Health (MPH) Board of Studies, Li Ka Shi Shing Faculty of Medicine established an Entrance Scholarship to help MPH candidates from low-income or lower-middle income countries* by supporting their tuition fees and enabling them to accomplish their career goals. The Scholarship is awarded from the academic year 2016/17.

  1. Up to two scholarships, each of which covers the entirety of the composition fee of MPH, shall be awarded to new students from low-income or lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank pursuing the full-time or part-time MPH programme.

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

  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.

* Under the World Bank’s classification of low-income and lower-middle-income countries: https://data.worldbank.org/country/XM and https://data.worldbank.org/country/XN

Master of Public Health Entrance Scholarship for Psycho-Oncologists

In 2021, the Board of Studies of Master of Public Health (MPH) 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$185,220 in 2022/23).

  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

Naomi Molson Medical Scholarship 

In 2021, Ms Naomi Molson, through the Master of Public Health (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* 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$185,220 in 2022/23);
    b. a stipend of up to HK$50,100 to support one-year’s living expenses^
    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 university student residences.

  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

 

*Under the World Bank’s classification of low-income and lower-middle-income countries: https://data.worldbank.org/country/XM and https://data.worldbank.org/country/XN

^As estimated by CEDARS: https://www.cedars.hku.hk/nonlocal/publication/glimpse2122.pdf#page=7. The final stipend amount will be based on actual needs of the Scholar, 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 Scholar during the same period, etc.

Honorary Teachers Scholarship

In 2009, the Board of Studies of Master of Public Health (MPH) 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 Board of Studies of Master of Public Health (MPH) 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.