The University of Hong Kong is offering Buddhist Studies Scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. These scholarships are available for all students pursuing postgraduate degree programme.
The programme is intended for individuals who are interested in the philosophy of life and want to study Buddhism and its practice as a means for spiritual development in a comprehensive and scientific way.
The University of Hong Kong is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. Founded in 1911, it is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Buddhist Studies.
Tung Lin Kok Yuen Postgraduate Scholarships in Buddhist Studies: Scholarships of up to HK$50,000 & HK$140,000 each will be awarded to successful local and overseas applicants respectively. The value of each of the scholarships will be determined by the Selection Committee.
Glorious Sun Group Postgraduate Scholarships in Buddhist Studies: For MBS applicants, the maximum scholarship amount is HK$142,000 for overseas ones and HK$92,000 for local ones.
Hong Kong Buddhist Association Postgraduate Scholarships in Buddhist Studies: The number of scholarships awarded each year shall not be more than four and the annual scholarship fund available for allocation is HK$60,000. The value and the number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the Selection Committee.
Scholarship can be taken in Hong Kong
Tung Lin Kok Yuen Postgraduate Scholarships in Buddhist Studies: This scholarship is available for application for all students pursuing the Master of Buddhist Studies degree programme.
Glorious Sun Group Postgraduate Scholarships in Buddhist Studies: This scholarship is established to award Buddhist clergy who pursue the Master of Buddhist Studies (MBS) or Research Postgraduate degree programme.
Hong Kong Buddhist Association Postgraduate Scholarships in Buddhist Studies: This scholarship is available for application to all applicants of the Master of Buddhist Studies degree programme with priority of awards given to those who are teaching Buddhism in schools run by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association or administrators in the secretariat and subsidiary organisations of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association.
Nationality: Citizens of Hong Kong are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: The basic qualification necessary for admission to the MBS programme is a Bachelor’s degree with honours from The University of Hong Kong or an equivalent qualification from comparable institutions. Applicants with qualifications other than an honours degree may in exceptional circumstances be permitted to register if they demonstrate adequate preparation for studies at a Master’s degree level and satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination.
English Language Requirement: Applicants who wish to be admitted to the programme on the basis of a qualification from a university or a comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English are required to obtain:
- A score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language *(TOEFL). Applicants who take the TOEFL should request the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send an official score report to the University (Institution code: 9671) directly. Original/certified copy of the Examinee’s score record will not be accepted; OR
- A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
How to Apply: Application forms and supporting documents (if any) should be submitted through email. Hard copy will NOT be accepted. Two reference letters are required for any scholarship applications.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 15, 2017.