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The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarships

About The D. H. Chen Foundation

The D. H. Chen Foundation is a Hong Kong-based private philanthropic organization that supports worthy causes in education, social welfare and healthcare, as well as the promotion of Buddhist values. It was founded in 1970 by Dr. Din-hwa Chen, an ardent philanthropist and a devout Buddhist, whose vision of supporting community initiatives continues to drive the Foundation’s work to this day.

Over the past 45 years, the Foundation has supported numerous charitable projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other parts of the world with significant results. The Foundation identifies, develops and supports innovative, sustainable and deserving projects which realize synergic benefits.

The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarships

The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarships have been established by The D. H. Chen Foundation to provide full funding for undergraduate students from Hong Kong demonstrating exceptional academic merit who may be prevented from taking up their course of study due to financial circumstances. 

In addition to scholarship funding, The D. H. Chen Foundation will also provide internship funding for the Scholars. The internships will have a maximum value of £2,500 per Scholar and will help enable Foundation Scholars to pursue otherwise unpaid internship opportunities to gain insight and experience into their chosen career path.

Am I eligible?

Residency:Ordinarily resident in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Applicants will not have been educated at secondary schools located outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Fee status:Overseas
Level of study:Undergraduate
Year of study:New students
Subject:All subjects in the course listing, except medicine
College:All colleges
Other criteria:Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. The information that you provide in your application form will be used to assess how you meet these criteria.

What does it cover?

Duration:3 or 4 years depending on course length
Value:Course fees and a grant towards living costs. Scholars can also receive up to £2,500 to undertake one internship anywhere in the world during their studies.
Number:Up to 2 scholarships will be available for 2020 entry

How do I apply?

  1. Applications for 2020 entry are now closed.  Details on how to apply for 2021 entry will be made available on this page in January 2021.
  2. For 2020 entry applicants who applied by the 12 February 2020 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2020.
  3. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in April 2020.

Further information

  • Scholars will be expected to write an annual report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University.
  • Receipt of the award in subsequent years is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Applicants should be aware that competition for the scheme is very high and the University does not have additional funding for those candidates who are not offered a scholarship.