PolyU Master of Design (MDes) Scheme is offering two entry scholarship schemes for the 2023 entry to outstanding non-local creative talent to further their studies in Hong Kong.
The scholarship programmes are part of the MDes' new vision to develop proactive leaders and game changers for the future of industries. International Excellence Scholarships (IES) and Top Universities Scheme (TUS) are the two scholarship programmes, with 50% and 15% tuition scholarships valued at HK$106,200 and HK$31,860, respectively.
"We make every effort to provide a diverse and multidimensional learning experience in our programme. As a result, I'm delighted to announce the establishment of these two well-tailored scholarships”, said Prof. Stephen Jia Wang, MDes Scheme Leader. "I believe they will play an important role not only in attracting high-quality candidates from around the world, but also in increasing the diversity of our MDes Scheme from disciplinary, regional, and cultural perspectives."
IES is a merit-based scholarship established to promote multicultural and multidisciplinary design and innovation. It honours the academic and professional excellence of non-local admittees from underrepresented regions and disciplines. Separate applications are not required for the scholarship. The Scheme will identify outstanding MDes applicants and inform them of scholarship awards and admission.
TUS is a unique scholarship programme designed to attract more motivated and commendable students from prestigious universities to continue their studies at PolyU Design. Well qualified applicants with a Bachelor's degree from one of the top 50 institutions in any of the major global university subject rankings are eligible to apply. When they receive an interview invitation, applicants who want to be considered for the scholarship can submit a self-nomination form.
IES and TUS, along with Hong Kong's other talent schemes (such as the immigration arrangements for non-local graduates (IANG) scheme), provide a two-year systematic pathway for non-local talents looking to advance professionally. In the first year, they will pursue top-tier interdisciplinary research and education in the region, and in the second year, they will embark on a career in a chosen field or an entrepreneurial journey supported by various mentorship, internship, and incubation schemes from PolyU and Hong Kong R&D bases.
The initial screening of nominations will begin in late January 2023. Scholarship quotas are limited, so applying early is advantageous.
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PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarships at any time. In case of any dispute/ disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.