For Students of Full-time Locally Accredited Degree Programmes Only

Introduction

The Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS), set up by the HKSAR Government, offers scholarships and awards to give recognition not only to students with outstanding academic performances, but also those with achievements and talents in other non-academic fields.

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

  • Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS)
  • Talent Development Scholarship (TDS)
  • Reaching Out Award (ROA)
  • Best Progress Award (BPA)
  • 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 strong commitment to the 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, Technology, 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 Best Progress Award (BPA) aims to encourage and recognise students with significant progress and improvement of at least two consecutive academic years.

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 2019/20

The Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS), funded by the HKSAR Government for the academic year 2019/20 is now open for application. 

Eligibility

  • Full-time students enrolled in the following locally accredited Bachelor's Top-up Degree Programmes are eligible to apply for the Scheme subject to the fulfilment of specific entry criteria for each scholarship/award.

Bachelor's Top-up Degree Programme (Full-time Students of 2019 Cohort)

  1. BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Sheffield Hallam University
  2. BSc (Hons) Aviation Management, Coventry University
  3. BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management, De Montfort University
  4. BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, Coventry University
  5. BA (Hons) English for International Corporate Communication, University of Central Lancashire
  6. BA (Hons) International Business Communication with Chinese, University of Central Lancashire
  7. BA (Hons) International Business Communication with 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) International Tourism and Airline Management, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Full-time Year 2 & Year 3 students enrolled in the following locally accredited 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Programmes are eligible to apply for the Scheme subject to the fulfilment of specific entry criteria for each scholarship/award.

3-Year Bachelor's Degree Programme (Full-time Students of 2017 Cohort and 2018 Cohort)

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

Entry Criteria

Each student can choose only ONE scholarship in the application.

Scholarship/Award Scholarship Amount Entry criteria
Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS) HK$40,000
  • Have outstanding academic results:
    • For Full-time Top-up Degree students
      CGPA ≥3.0 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification
    • For Year 2 full-time 3-Year Degree students
      Average marks ≥60% in the first year of study
    • For Year 3 full-time 3-Year Degree students
      Average marks ≥60% in the first two years of study
  • With other outstanding non-academic achievements;
  • Able to demonstrate leadership and good communication skills;
  • Have valuable contribution to the institution/community; and/or
  • Have a strong commitment to the Hong Kong community.

Remarks: Students may apply for the OPS more than once throughout their studies of the relevant programme. The priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received any awards/the same award under SPSS.

     
Talent Development Scholarship (TDS) HK$10,000
  • Have satisfactory academic results:
    • For Full-time Top-up Degree students
      CGPA ≥2.5 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification
    • For Year 2 full-time 3-Year Degree students
      Average marks ≥50% in the first year of study
    • For Year 3 full-time 3-Year Degree students
      Average marks ≥50% in the first two years of study
  • Able to demonstrate track records in the past 3 years (on or after 1 Sept 2016) of active participation in at least one of the following areas:
    • Sports and Games;
    • Music and Performing Arts;
    • Culture, Arts and Design;
    • Innovation; or
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • Receive awards in territory-wide, national or regional competitions/performances;
  • 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.

Remarks: Students may apply for the TDS more than once throughout their studies of the relevant programme. The priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received any awards/the same award under SPSS.

     
Reaching Out Award (ROA) HK$10,000
  • Have outstanding academic results:
    • For Full-time Top-up Degree students
      CGPA ≥3.0 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification
    • For Year 2 full-time 3-Year Degree students 
      Average marks ≥60% in the first year of study
    • For Year 3 full-time 3-Year Degree students
      Average marks ≥60% in the first two years of study
  • 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 2020 to 31 March 2021. 

Remarks: Students may apply for the ROA only once throughout their studies of the relevant programme.

     
Best Progress Award (BPA) HK$10,000

This Award is set for Full-time 3-Year Degree Students of 2017 Cohort only and will be provided to students who could demonstrate their efforts in striving for significant improvement in their studies. 

  • Have satisfactory academic results:
    • Average marks ≥50% in the first two years of study
  • Have shown academic improvement of at least two consecutive academic years

Remarks: Students may apply for the BPA only once throughout their studies of the relevant programme.

     
Endeavour Scholarship (EDS) HK$15,000

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 Degree students
      CGPA ≥2.5 out of 4.0 in the final award OR equivalent in the prior sub-degree/post-secondary qualification
    • For Year 2 full-time 3-Year Degree students
      Average marks ≥50% in the first year of study
    • For Year 3 full-time 3-Year Degree students
      Average marks ≥50% in the first two years of study
  • 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.

Remarks:

-  Students may apply for the EDS more than once throughout their studies of the relevant programme. The priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received any awards/the same award under SPSS.

The availability of the scholarship is subject to the funding offered by Education Bureau (EDB).

Statement of Interest

Interested students should express their interests by filling out the “Statement of Interest” via 

http://www.scope.edu/seminar/193-SDU-SPSS no later than 8 Nov 2019 (Fri) 23:59pm. 

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:

1 Nov 2019 (Fri)

 

2:00 - 3:00pm

 

CP205, UG2/F, ChinaChem Golden Plaza, 77 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East

     

Session 2:

4 Nov 2019 (Mon)

 

3:00 - 4:00pm

 

LI-2409, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (LI), City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

 

Writing Workshop

To facilitate your preparation for the self-explanation in support of your scholarship application, two writing skills workshops would be conducted.  Please come to either one of the following workshops (Registration is not required.)

Date Time Venue

Workshop 1:

14 Nov 2019 (Thu)

 

3:00 - 4:00pm

 

LI-2610, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (LI), City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

     

Workshop 2:

15 Nov 2019 (Fri)

 

3:00 - 4:00pm

 

CP205, UG2/F, 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.

After receiving students' "Statement of Interest", recommended applicants will be informed by 11 Nov 2019 for submission of a full set of application form. Applicants who do not receive any notification by the end of November 2019 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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

Important Dates

1 & 4 Nov 2019 Briefing sessions for SPSS 2019/20 
8 Nov 2019

Deadline for submission of “Statement of Interests” by 23:59pm (http://www.scope.edu/seminar/193-SDU-SPSS)

14 & 15 Nov 2019

Writing workshops for scholarship applicants

1 Dec 2019 Deadline for submitting Application Form (submit a full set of documents including application form, copies of academic qualifications and references by 23:59pm)
Apr 2020 Announcement of scholarship results by EDB

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. Dave Poon (Tel: 3442 5435)

Email: mswg@scope.edu