Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme
To encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has set up The Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme in PolyU, capped at about HK$100,000 each to selected students to complete aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes. The exact scholarship amount to be offered will be subject to the tuition fees of the programmes identified for this initiative.
1. Amount of Scholarship
Capped at HK$100,000 for each award.
2. Eligibility and Conditions
To be eligible for the scholarship (“Scholarship”), applicants must satisfy all of the following conditions:
(a) The applicant must be a full-time* student newly enrolled in one of the following programmes offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”) in the academic year 2018/19:
(i) Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering); or
(ii) Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation)
*The recipient must maintain a full-time student status throughout the study of the above-mentioned programmes.
(b) Applicants must have either right of abode, right to land or have entered Hong Kong on one-way permits. Students entering on Student or Dependent Visa are not eligible under the Scheme.
(c) Applicants must attain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above throughout the study of one of the relevant Programmes.
(d) Applicants must attain a final Award GPA of 3.2 or above at the time of graduation from one of the relevant Programmes.
(e) Applicants must be employed full-time in the aviation industry in Hong Kong for a period of not less than twelve consecutive calendar months, within three calendar months upon successful completion of one of the relevant Programmes.
(f) Applicants must successfully complete one of the relevant Programmes as specified in sub-clause (a) above.
(g) Applicants must comply with the university policies/regulations.
Note: Each applicant will be required to sign an undertaking with the Government to the effect that he/she understands the terms and conditions of this Scholarship Policy & Eligibility and shall abide by the terms and conditions therein. In case the successful applicant fails to fulfill or meet any one of the eligibility requirements stipulated in Clause 3 hereof, the Scholarship Policy & Eligibility will be terminated immediately. In the event of the Scholarship Policy and Eligibility being terminated, the successful applicant shall be required to refund to the Government the full amount of scholarship received (including any amount received in the previous semester(s)).
3. Selection Criteria
(a) Selection will be based on qualities (including the applicant’s academic background, work experience and/or performance in the admission process). Preference will be given to applicants who have work experiences in the aviation industry, or have great potential in the career development in the aviation sector in Hong Kong.
(b) Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview conducted by the selection panel under the Scheme.
4. Application Procedures
(a) The applicant is required to complete (i) a duly completed in form of type-written application form (including supplying of academic results for previous studies and other supporting documents as required) and (ii) the Deed of Undertaking.
(b) Applicants must submit the duly completed documents to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU by email to Mr. Eric Leung at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon, 28 September 2018 (Friday). Late or incomplete application will not be considered.
If there is any question on the application, please contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU at email@example.com.