Sewerage, international business and the economics of the European Union are among the specialities of students who have been given scholarships by Hang Seng Bank and the University of Birmingham. Jacqueline Wong Po-kam, a former postgraduate at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), said the SAR needed better ways of dealing with its sewage. With her $65,000 scholarship, she aims to study biological sciences at the English university. 'My knowledge and research techniques will be widened by working with people from different countries. It will inspire some new ideas on solving the problems,' she said. Psychology graduate Calinda Chin Man-yuk will take a master's degree in international business. Ms Chin, who did her first degree at the University of Hong Kong, said: 'Having worked in marketing for four years, I need more knowledge for the increasingly international nature of business.' Exposure to different cultures would be a big benefit. 'There are more international students in British universities than at American ones,' Ms Chin said. Wu Tun-wai has been awarded a scholarship to take a one-year master's course in European political economy. She said: 'I have a great interest in European economics and there are not many universities offering the course.' Lai Kai-pui, another HKUST graduate, will take cultural studies. Scholarship winners were asked about academic background and the contribution they could make to Hong Kong. More stories in today's Campus Post in the South China Morning Post.