ALondon university scholarship scheme hopes to widen opportunities for mainland students who wish to study abroad. More Chinese students were applying for the UCL (University College London) Scholarship Hong Kong Foundation awards, but were unable to come to the territory for interviews, Chu Kai- him, chairman of the UCL Club and a governor of the scheme, said. 'Owing to their failure to come to Hong Kong for the interview, most of their applications have been turned down this year,' Mr Chu said. 'From next year, we may try to send the representatives to China and meet Chinese applicants there,' he added. 'We hope the scholarship can also be made more available to [mainland] Chinese students.' Students with an outstanding academic record but who lack the necessary finances can apply for the UCL Scholarship. Two outstanding Hong Kong students selected to study at UCL this term attended a presentation ceremony at Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently. The UCL Hong Kong Club and UCL Scholarship Hong Kong Foundation have picked two outstanding and brilliant students this year. Anny Leung Lok-kei, who will be reading law, and physics student Mo Man-yue are preparing for undergraduate life in the British capital. Lok-kei, 19, told Young Post: 'Apart from studying, I think going overseas enables me to improve my English and make more friends as well.' Man-yue, 19, is looking forward to studying his favourite subject and later hopes to do scientific research. Both said they would like to contribute to Hong Kong's future after they have completed their studies.