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Scholarship & Financial Aid

Scholarship & Financial Aid

CUHK MBA offers a wide range of merit-based scholarship to incoming students.

We encourages high-caliber candidates fulfilling its requirements to apply early for scholarships. All entrance scholarships are awarded according to the candidate’s ability to add value to a dynamic classroom, work experience, academic and professional merits, and business leadership potential. Applications are assessed based on the information submitted online. Additional statement may be required where applicable.

List of Scholarships (2018 Intake)

Early Acceptance Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: HKD 40,000

The Early Acceptance Scholarship is awarded to candidates who submit their online applications by November 15, 2017 and their GMAT/GRE scores on or before December 31, 2017.

Successfully-admitted candidates are awarded this scholarship automatically and there is no need for a separate application. Outstanding students awarded the Early Acceptance Scholarship will also be automatically considered for other scholarships (see below).

Summer Intensive Mandarin Course Sponsorship

As CUHK’s mission is to sharpen its students Asian focus, we are pleased to offer our MBA intake for 2018 an intensive summer mandarin course. Conducted by our globally reputed Yale-China Chinese Language Centre (CLC), the course will run from June to August 2018 immediately before the start of that academic year’s MBA program. For course details, please click http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clc/summer.htm.

While Intensive Mandarin Course Sponsorship covers the tuition fees for this program, successfully enrolled students must meet all other expenses themselves. These expenses include accommodation, text materials and related fees for optional activities that may be organized by the CLC.

In normal circumstances, the CLC will be able to arrange on-campus accommodation between June to August 2018 for those studying the intensive Mandarin course. However, eventual arrangements will be subject to the final confirmation of the CLC.

Where eligible students are unable to arrive to start the intensive Mandarin course in June 2018, CUHK MBA Program Office will work with CLC to tailor an appropriate study timetable.

Applicants awarded Intensive Mandarin Course Sponsorships must observe all rules and regulations prescribed by the CLC. For full details, please click here.

How to apply:

Admitted candidates are automatically considered for this sponsorship and there is no need for a separate application. Invitation email will be sent to all eligible students from Feb 2018.

The following scholarships are mutually exclusive; students will receive the applicable scholarship of the highest amount.
The CUHK MBA Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: 10-40% of the tuition fee

The CUHK MBA Excellence Scholarship is awarded to candidates with decent academic performance and professional achievements, personal accomplishments and interview performance in expectation of their likely contributions to the MBA program.

Admitted candidates are automatically considered for this scholarship and there is no need for a separate application.

Young Global Professional Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: up to 50% of the tuition fee (up to 5 awards)

The Young Global Professional Scholarship is awarded to aspiring young professionals with outstanding work experience, interview performance, decent GMAT scores and good academic records. Applicants must also fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • Extensive international exposure.
  • Strong Asian exposure, including an undergraduate degree majoring in Asian studies or be conversational in Putonghua, Cantonese, or another Asian language (for Asian applicants, a second Asian language is required).
  • Be an African, Australian, Eastern European, Latin American, or from an under-represented nationality that can enrich our students’ learning experience.

How to apply: Applicants shall indicate the scholarship preference in their Online Application Form.

Finance Professional Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: up to 50% of the tuition fee (up to 2 awards)

The Finance Professional Scholarship is awarded to applicants who have held full-time positions for at least two years at global financial services companies, or in leading financial services organizations in their home countries. CUHK MBA is seeking applicants who understand how global financial markets work and interconnect.

How to apply: Applicants shall indicate the scholarship preference in their Online Application Form.

Entrepreneurial Leader Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: up to 50% of the tuition fee (up to 2 awards)

The Entrepreneurial Leader Scholarship is designed for professionals with at least two years of professional experience who have played key roles in the leadership and development of entrepreneurial projects or for candidates who have successful track records in launching their own businesses. CUHK MBA is seeking candidates who think and act in an entrepreneurial manner and have a strong sense of how to put a project or idea into action.

How to apply: Applicants shall indicate the scholarship preference in their Online Application Form.

Women in Global Business Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: up to 50% of the tuition fee (up to 1 award)

The Women in Global Business Scholarship is for female applicants with at least two years of professional experience in large multinational corporations. CUHK MBA is seeking female leaders with experience in international companies who understand the global business environment and demonstrate passion to succeed in management or leadership positions.

How to apply: Applicants shall indicate the scholarship preference in their Online Application Form.

Sun Hung Kai Properties Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: 25% of the tuition fee (1 awards)

The Sun Hung Kai Properties Entrance Scholarship is open to high-potential full-time MBA candidates from Hong Kong with demonstrated financial need. Recipients are selected on the basis of admission potential (50%), taking into account their academic performance, GMAT scores, work experience and interview performance, and financial need (50%), based on their and their family’s income, properties and capital owned by family members, number of dependents and personal assets. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be Hong Kong student

How to apply: Eligible applicants will be invited for applying this scholarship.

Diversity Excellence Scholarship for Professionals in ASEAN Member States

Scholarship Amount: 50% of the tuition fee (5 awards)

Diversity Excellence Scholarship for Professionals in ASEAN Member States is awarded to outstanding professionals from ASEAN countries. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Extensive international exposure
  • Strong academic credentials and outstanding professional experience and achievements
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

How to apply: Eligible applicants will be invited for applying this scholarship.

Notes:
Eligibility Criteria and General Notes

All listed scholarships and awards are open to candidates applying for CUHK MBA’s full-time intake for 2018. To be eligible, applicants must complete and submit their applications by the designated deadline(s). In order to benefit from a scholarship, awardees must commence their full-time MBA studies at CUHK during academic year 2018-19. Applicants’ eligibility and the amount of scholarships and any additional scholarships they may receive will be assessed and determined by CUHK MBA Admissions Committee. Under any circumstance, the maximum amount of scholarships for each candidate is HKD 500,000. The final decision will be based on each candidate’s prior academic performance, work experience, GMAT scores and interview performances. Any scholarship awarded will subsequently be deducted from the successful applicant’s program tuition fees. CUHK’s MBA program reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions applied to these scholarships at any time and without prior notice. All amended terms and conditions will be timely published on our website. All decisions related to admission and scholarships will be subject to the approval and confirmation of the CUHK MBA Programs Office and will be final.

Scholarships for Current Students

Through the generous support of individuals, alumni, business firms and organizations in Hong Kong, a number of scholarships, bursaries and awards are offered to outstanding students. Criteria for award vary and are determined by the donors. The list of scholarships for Year 2015-16 is as follows:

  • Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd Scholarship
  • BOCHK Charitable Foundation-The Chinese University of Hong Kong Scholarships
  • Professor Hsin Sutu Memorial Scholarship
  • Hong Kong Financial Women’s Association Scholarship
  • Yeh Yui Fong Scholarship
  • Anonymous Scholarship
  • Mong Man Wai Scholarships
  • MBA Alumni Association Award
  • Professor H Sutu Prizes

Nominees will receive a notification from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid upon donors’ approval.


Financial Aid

 

Loan Provided By “Prodigy Finance” for International Students

Prodigy Finance provides loan to CUHK MBA international students. Noted that only international students are eligible for application, and the loan can only be used to pay the tuition fee. Full-time and part-time MBA students are both acceptable. For details related to application and repayment, please refer to the following link: https://prodigyfinance.com/cuhk-business-school/loan

Continuing Education Fund for Hong Kong Residents

Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction are eligible to apply for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF). For details regarding eligibility and application procedures, please visit CEF website at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/index.htm

CUHK MBA Programs are listed as a reimbursement course under the Continuing Education Fund, providing reimbursement of up to HK$10,000 to those who fulfill the criteria.

Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) for Hong Kong Residents

The Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (NLS) provides financial assistance in the form of loan to eligible students. For details regarding eligibility and application procedures, please visit ENLS’s website at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nlss.htm