Large companies use corporate scholarships as part of their HR strategy to develop and retain high-potential employees.

For businesses that strive to provide experience and service excellence to their customers, developing employees through an advanced degree in Design will allow them to move the company forward with fresh perspectives brought back from the creative class.

Two programmes are particularly relevant for innovation management and suitable for employees that have demonstrated an open mind for new things and processes:

Students will complete the programme with a capstone project that aims to uncover contemporary issues and previously unrecognized user needs. Employees ranging from strategic and product development to marketing to internal corporate communication will find this a valuable platform for them to see new possibilities from the faculty and fellow classmates.

To sponsor high-potential employees for any taught postgraduate programmes at PolyU Design, companies could offer a combination of support to employees, including:

  • Tuition sponsorship
  • Financial support for living expenses
  • Policy of acting roles while a staff is away for sabbatical

See PolyU Design’s recent scholarships (2015/16) below.

4M Industrial Development Limited Scholarship
AB Concept Travelling Scholarship
Artapower International Group Scholarship
Bright Future Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Master of Design Scheme of School of Design
Chan Hon Yin Couple Charity Trust Scholarship
Design Students' Travel Fund Scholarship
Dr. Ng Tat-lun Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Tang Kui Ming Scholarship
First Initiative Foundation Design Scholarship
Formica Scholarship
Fung Scholarship
HKCC Scholarship
HKSAR Government Scholarship
HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Reaching Out Award 
HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Talent Development Scholarship
Hong Kong Plastics Manufactures Association Scholarship
HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship
HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship
M Moser Scholarship
Milton Appreciation Award
Muses Foundation Overseas Exchange Scholarship
Nippon Paint Award
Outstanding Student Award, School of Design, 2015
Partick Leung Travelling Scholarship
Pauline Chan Design Foundation Scholarship
President Emeritus Professor Poon Chung-kwong Scholarship
SDAA Elaine Chow Scholarship 
SDAA Freeman Lau Outstanding Graduate Scholarship
SDAA Outstanding Year-2 Student Award 
Shun Hing Advertising Scholarship
Steve Leung Travelling Scholarship
Sun Hing Holdings Ltd. Scholarship
The Most Outstanding PolyU Student Award 2015
The Wharf Art Scholarship 
Woods Bagot Scholarship
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Entry Scholarship (Academic)

For more information on sponsoring employees for MDes or MSc degrees, please contact