Admission Scholarship for Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program

Subject to funding availability, all successful applicants who are given admission offer to our MPP Program will be considered for assessment for the Admission Scholarship for MPP Program of up to half of the tuition fee. The PPOL Postgraduate Committee will evaluate the profiles of the applicants, including their academic performance and awards received during their undergraduate studies, their working and internships experiences, their extra-curricular activities, the comments from their professors, their personal drive and attitude, their performance during interview, their career potential, and potential to bring in diversity to the program, etc.

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UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (Priority Area: Sustainable City) (For LOCAL applicants only)

Our Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program has been approved as one of the targeted programs of the Fellowships Scheme for 2022-23 intake. Local students who are admitted to the program will be invited to submit applications for the fellowships. To avoid double subsidy, students who are receiving other forms of government scholarship (except student financial assistance) for pursuing the same program will not be considered. The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programs, and the differences will be subsidized by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 for each student regardless of the actual study period of the program.

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Academic Excellence Scholarship for Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program

A merit-based scholarship of HK$20,000 will be offered to top students of each cohort per academic year. Students should have completed two consecutive regular terms in the same academic year with a year-end CGA of 3.50 or above.

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The Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)

In addition, HKUST is one of the few Asian universities chosen by the Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI) as a partner university to offer the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP). Applicants who are non-local students from East, Southeast, and South Asia and admitted to MPP program may be considered for the scholarship program.

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