Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Overseas Studies


The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships aim at financing outstanding Hong Kong students for overseas postgraduate studies.  They are expected to contribute significantly to the development of Hong Kong after graduation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. be permanent residents of Hong Kong;
  2. have received at least 7 years of continuous full-time education in Hong Kong;
  3. fulfill all application procedures and admission requirements at the institution of their choices and be offered places subsequently;
  4. hold good Honours degrees obtained in Hong Kong or equivalent qualifications OR expect to obtain such degrees or equivalent qualifications; and
  5. be proficient in English and Chinese, and have a good mastery of the language in which their studies will be undertaken.

For further details, please refer to the Information Note of the application year.

Value of Awards

The maximum is HK$300,000 for the 2015/16 academic year.  The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council may adjust downward the value by taking into account the actual university fees, necessary living expenses and other award(s) held concurrently by the fellow(s) to finance their overseas studies.

Method of Application

The study programme should only commence within one year after the formal announcement of the selection result, which would normally take place in around the next April that follows the closing date of application.  During the application period, application forms can be downloaded from the Student Financial Assistance Agency’s website, or obtained from this office, or Trust Funds & Temples Joint Secretariat.  Completed forms must be returned to the Secretary of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council before the closing date.

Dates of Commencement and Closing of Application

Commencement Date : July
Closing Date : September

(Note: All the above information is for reference only.  Details will be announced when the awards are open for applications.)

Source of Further Information

Enquiries should be made to the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council Secretariat, Room 1217, 12/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon at telephone number 2150 6097 or 2150 6098.