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

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 countries to pursue public health studies with an objective to improve the provision of health services in their respective countries.  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$176,400 in 2021-22);
    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 recognition of the many hours dedicated to and the tremendous support for the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme by honorary teachers and senior public leaders in Hong Kong, the Master of Public Health Board of Studies has established a scholarship programme for newly enrolled Master of Public Health candidates of HK$20,000 per year (subject to approval).

  1. Two scholarships of HK$10,000 each shall be available each year, and shall be awarded to two newly enrolled candidates pursuing the MPH programme.

  2. The scholarship shall be awarded to candidates on the basis of academic merit and community service.

  3. Financial need may be considered in the allocation of the award.

  4. The Board of the Faculty of Medicine, based on recommendations of the MPH Scholarship Committee and the Board of Studies of Master of Public Health shall award the scholarship.

  5. In any year when candidates are judged to be of insufficient merit, no award shall be made.

Professor Anthony J Hedley Scholarship for Master of Public Health 

In recognition of the late Professor Anthony J Hedley's contribution to the development and teaching of the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, the Board of Studies of the Master of Public Health has established a scholarship with the donations from Professor Hedley's friends and colleagues.

  1. One scholarship of HK$10,000 shall be awarded each year to a newly enrolled candidate pursuing the MPH programme each year.

  2. The scholarship shall be awarded to candidates on the basis of their academic potential. 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.

  3. Students' financial need may also be taken into consideration.

  4. The Board of the Faculty of Medicine based on recommendation of the Board of Studies of Master of Public Health shall award the scholarship.

  5. In any year when candidates are judged to be of insufficient merit, no award shall be made.