For Full-time Locally Accredited Programmes Only

Introduction

The Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS), set up by the HKSAR Government, offers scholarships and awards to encourage and reward students with outstanding academic performances or talents in non-academic achievements.

There are four types of scholarships/awards established under the Scheme at CityU SCOPE for eligible students pursuing full-time locally accredited degree programmes. The four types of scholarships/awards are:  

  • Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS)
  • Talent Development Scholarship (TDS)
  • Reaching-Out Award (ROA)
  • Endeavour Scholarship (EDS)

The Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS) aims to give recognition to the performance of outstanding students. Students will be selected for nomination for the scholarships based on academic performance; leadership and communication skills; contribution to the University and community and strong commitment to Hong Kong community.

The Talent Development Scholarship (TDS) aims to give recognition to students who have demonstrated achievements or talent in non-academic areas and provide support for these students to further develop their talent and potential. Students will be selected for nomination for the scholarships based on their demonstrated talent or potential in either one of the following five areas of talents:

  1. Sports and Games;
  2. Music and Performing Arts;
  3. Culture, Arts and Design;
  4. Innovation; or
  5. Science, Ttechnology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The Reaching Out Award (ROA) aims to support meritorious students to participate in learning, internship or service programmes, as well as national, regional and international events and competitions that are conducted outside Hong Kong and organised/endorsed by institutions.

The Endeavour Scholarship (EDS) aims to give recognition to deserving post-secondary students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in the pursuit of excellence in academic and other areas.  

We wish you every success in the scholarship applications!

 

Application for SPSS 2017/18

Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS), funded by the Education Bureau (EDB) for the academic year 2017/18 is now open for application for FULL-TIME students pursuing locally accredited Bachelor's degree programmes.

The scheme comprises FOUR types of scholarships/awards, namely the Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS), the Talent Development Scholarship (TDS), Reaching Out Award (ROA) and Endeavour Scholarship (EDS)

Important Dates

13 & 16 October 2017 Briefing sessions for SPSS Scholarships 2017/18
30 October 2017

Deadline for submission of Statement of Interests by 5pm (https://goo.gl/4wpGSL)

7 November 2017

Writing workshop for scholarship applicants

24 November 2017 Application Deadline (Submission of a full set of document including application form, copies of academic qualifications and references by 5pm)
4 - 8 December 2017 Interviews for OPS and ROA applicants
April 2018 Announcement of scholarship result by EDB

 

Eligibility

Full-time students enrolled in the following locally accredited Bachelor's degree programmes are eligible to apply for the scheme subject to the fulfillment of specific entry criteria for each scholarship/award. Each student can choose ONE scholarship only in the application.

Bachelor's Top-up Degree Programme (Full-time Students of 2017 Cohort)

  1. BA (Hons) Accounting, Edinburgh Napier University
  2. BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Sheffield Hallam University
  3. BSc (Hons) Aviation Management, Coventry University
  4. BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management, De Montfort University
  5. BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology, Coventry University
  6. BA (Hons) English for International Corporate Communication, University of Central Lancashire
  7. BA (Hons) International Business Communication with Chinese/Japanese, University of Central Lancashire
  8. BA/BA (Hons) Marketing Management, Edinburgh Napier University
  9. BA (Hons) Public Administration and Management, De Montfort University
  10. BA (Hons) Tourism and Airline Management, Edinburgh Napier University

3-Year Bachelor's Degree Programme (Full-time Students of 2016 Cohort)

  1. BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Sheffield Hallam University
  2. BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management, De Montfort University
  3. BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology, Coventry University
  4. BA (Hons) English for International Corporate Communication, University of Central Lancashire
  5. BA (Hons) International Business Communication with Chinese/Japanese, University of Central Lancashire

Entry Criteria

Scholarship/Award Scholarship Amount Entry criteria
Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS) HK$40,000
  • Have outstanding academic results:
    • For Full-time Top-up Students of 2017 Cohort
      CGPA ≥3.0 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE)
    • For Full-time 3-Year Degree Students of 2016 Cohort
      Marks ≥60% in the first year of study (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE)
  • With other outstanding non-academic achievements.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership and good communication skills.
  • Have valuable contribution to the institution/community.
  • Have a strong commitment to the Hong Kong community.
     
Talent Development Scholarship (TDS) HK$10,000
  • Have satisfactory academic results:
    • For Full-time Top-up Students of 2017 Cohort
      CGPA ≥2.5 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE)
    • For Full-time 3-Year Degree Students of 2016 Cohort
      Marks ≥50% in the first year of study (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE)
  • Able to demonstrate track records in the past 3 years (on or after 1 Sept 2014) of active participation in at least one of the following areas:
    • Sports & Games,
    • Music & Performing Arts,
    • Culture, Arts & Design,
    • Innovation, or
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • Receive awards in territory-wide, national or regional competitions / performances; or
  • Represent institution or relevant association in such competitions / performances; or
  • Have good recommendation / assessment by the institution or relevant organization on the capability or talent.
     
Reaching Out Award (ROA) HK$10,000
  • Have outstanding academic results:
    • For Full-time Top-up Students of 2017 Cohort
      CGPA ≥3.0 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE)
    • For Full-time 3-Year Degree Students of 2016 Cohort 
      Marks ≥60% in the first year of study (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE)
  • Applicants should:
    • submit a proposal with details of the activity and budget, or
    • submit leaflet if study programme is organized by a third party, and 
    • submit a reflection report within one month after the activity.
  • The proposed activity should be:
    • conducted outside Hong Kong, 
    • for the purpose of broadening exposure and enhancing communication skills (e.g. activities related to internship, placement, language course, service programme and study trip etc.)
    • arranged within 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2019. 
     
Endeavour Scholarship (EDS) # HK$10,000

EDS is set up to give recognition to students with Special Education Needs (SEN) in the pursuit of excellence in academic and other areas.

  • Have satisfactory academic results:
    • For Full-time Top-up Students of 2017 Cohort
      CGPA ≥2.5 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE)
    • For Full-time 3-Year Degree Students of 2016 Cohort 
      Marks ≥50% in the first year of study (including public examinations e.g. HKCEE, HKALE, HKDSE) 
  • Provide medical proof / supporting document of the SEN*

* SEN includes specific learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, physical disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech and language impairment, and others.

# The availability of the scholarship is subject to the funding offered by EDB. 

 

Statement of Interest

Interested applicants should express their interests by filling out the “Statement of Interest” via https://goo.gl/4wpGSL no later than 30 October 2017 (Monday) 5pm. 

Late submission will not be entertained.

Briefing for applicants

Please come to either one of the following briefing sessions to obtain more information about the Scheme (registration is not required).

Date Time Venue

Session 1:

13 October 2017 (Fri)

4:00 - 5:00pm

CP3LT1, UG3/F., SCOPE TST East Learning Centre, ChinaChem Golden Plaza, 77 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East

     

Session 2:

16 October 2017 (Mon)

4:00 -5:00pm

Lecture Theatre (SLT), LG/F., Academic Exchange Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

Writing Workshop

To facilitate your preparation for the self-evaluation in support of your scholarship application, a writing skills workshop would be conducted by Ms Irene Ip, an experienced English Lecturer of SCOPE.  

Date Time Venue

7 November 2017 (Tue)

5:30 - 6:30pm

CP3LT2, UG3/F., SCOPE TST East Learning Centre, ChinaChem Golden Plaza, 77 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East

Selection Mechanism

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Selection Panel, formulated by Student Development Unit (SDU) of the School on a competitive basis. Preferences will be given to applicants who have attained excellent academic results as well as non-academic achievements.

Recommended applicants will be informed by 6 November 2017 for submission of a full set of application form and attending an interview during 4-8 December 2017. Applicants who do not receive any notification by the end of November 2017 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

EDB will make a final decision to the Schools' recommended nominations.

Use of your Personal Information

All information collected will only be used for the application and selection processes of the scheme.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please contact Student Development Unit (SDU):

Mr. Jun Chong (Tel: 3442 5435)

Email: mswg@scope.edu