Winning scholarships

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 August, 2008, 12:00am

Tuition and living expenses made affordable for studying abroad

One of the major concerns for students wanting to study overseas is the cost of their tuition and living expenses. But help is at hand in the form of scholarships and grants. If you have achieved good results at school, or excel in a certain field, consider applying.

Most application deadlines are in the first half of the year. Allow plenty of time to think about and write your application. Research the grants on offer that best suit your needs and profile. Ask referees to draft support or recommendation letters and do not leave this until the last minute.

Many scholarships are operated from overseas, but some are managed locally. The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong offers an annual AmCham Charitable Foundation US Studies Scholarship, a one-time award to a secondary school graduate to pursue undergraduate study at a United States university. The University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation manages three undergraduate scholarships. They include the Foundation Scholarship, the Dr Cheng Yu-Tung Scholarship (both for studies in all areas), and the Fung Yiu King Memorial Commerce Scholarship.

A wealth of grants are available for studies in the US, Canada, Britain and Australia, so read the details to make sure you are eligible.

AmCham US Studies Scholarship

University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation

Study in Australia

Canadian Education Centre Network

British Council

Study in Britain and Ireland

Education USA

Institute of International Education