Master of Social Work Mainland Student Scholarships

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By making use of the resources in its Non-UGC Reserves (income generated by the self-financed Master of Social Work programme), the Department of Applied Social Sciences has established a number of scholarships annually at the City University of Hong Kong with effect from the academic year 2005/2006. The purpose of the scholarship scheme is to support students with outstanding academic performance but financial burdenfor further professional training. Priority will be given to candidates with qualification of social worker or social work teacher in Mainland.

  1. The Scholarships will be known as "The Department of Applied Social Sciences Master of Social Work Mainland Student Scholarships".
  2. There will be a maximum of TWO scholarships annually with each valued at HK$25,000. Payment will be released in two equal instalments at the beginning of Semesters A and B respectively of each academic year.
  3. The awardees shall be the newly admitted Mainland students to the Master of Social Work programme. Eligible applicants are incoming students:
    • who are preferably social workers or social work teachers in the Mainland; and
    • have satisfied all the admission requirements and successfully admitted to the programme.
  4. The Scholarships shall be offered to students with:
    • Very good academic results in their undergraduate study in Mainland;
    • Outstanding job performance; and
    • Strong recommendations from their current employers or higher education institutions; or
    • The highest academic scores among the new students from Mainland who are admitted to the programme.
  5. The Scholarships will be paid in two instalments, and to settle part of the awardee's tuition fee directly by the CityU Finance Office:
    • First instalment: Week 6 of the Semester A;
    • Second instalment: Week 6 of Semester B.
  6. The awardee should:
    • enroll for at least 9 unit credits for Semester A in order to be eligible for the first instalment;
    • enroll for at least 9 unit credits for Semester B and obtained a SGPA of 3.00 or above for Semester A in order to be eligible for the second instalment.
  7. Confirmation will be sought from the Department of Applied Social Sciences before July 2016 on whether or not the scholarships shall be continued for the following academic year.