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Hong Kong Scholarship

 If you are a Hong Kong resident, who has gone to school in Hong Kong, then you are eligible for the St John’s Hong Kong Scholarship worth up to the full cost of undergraduate studies, including tuition fees and maintenance costs.

The amount of the Scholarship is determined by the financial circumstances of the recipient of the Scholarship.

The Scholarship has been awarded for the first time to two Hong Kong residents entering the College in October 2018.


In order to be eligible for the Hong Kong Scholarship, you have:

  • to be offered a place to study at St John’s  College for an undergraduate course **
  • to be a Hong Kong resident, and
  • to have gone to school in Hong Kong.

**All undergraduate courses, either 3 or 4 year ones, are eligible, apart from Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.


In order to be considered for the St John’s Hong Kong Scholarship, you have to apply through UCAS and go through the normal application and selection procedure for admission to St John’s College, University of Cambridge.  The UCAS deadline for the University of Cambridge is 15th October, at 6pm (UK Time).

All eligible Hong Kong students, who receive an offer from St John’s College for a place in an undergraduate course, will be invited by the College to apply for the Hong Kong Scholarship.

The selection of the recipient of the Scholarship will be made on the basis of academic excellence, academic potential and financial need.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th February 2019.The interviews will take place in Hong Kong between 25th March and 6th April and the exact date will be confirmed in due course.

Further Information

Recipients of the Hong Kong Scholarship

2018: Christopher Cho Shim from Hong Kong International School, who came to St John's to read Human, Social & Political Sciences

2018: Benjamin Wang from Harrow International School, who came to St John's to read Mathematics


If you would like to find out more about the St John's Hong Kong Scholarship, please contact the Scholarship Administrator, either by email or by phone at +44 (0)1223 338789.


Applying to St John's College, Cambridge

UCAS application for undergraduate study at Cambridge


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