Scholarships on offer for studies in Britain

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 July, 2009, 12:00am

The final round of the British Council Hong Kong's 60th Anniversary Scholarship Scheme is underway, with 16 scholarships available for Hong Kong permanent residents who are 16 years or older.

The scholarships are provided by prestigious schools in Britain, including both upper secondary and higher-level education, such as Chichester College, Kingston University and Leeds Metropolitan University.

The scholarships will not be solely based on academic excellence, and students who are willing to learn, as well as take the initiative, will be considered.

Eric Reynolds, director of student admission at Moira House Girls School, said: 'We are looking for students with reasonable HKCEE results, a general interest in continuing their studies in Britain, and who will contribute to the all-round life of the very active community.'

Talking of the British education system Hong Kong student Joe Yiu, who was a high-school dropout, said: 'The opportunities I have received here have raised me from a poorly educated person to a capable degree holder. Such thinking was impossible in the past, but now I have made my dreams come true.'

Applications close tomorrow.

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