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Thurs, Oct 19, 2017
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Scholarship Application Deadline:
January 10, 2018


What makes a successful applicant?

Successful applicants in the past have shown strong academic results, personal initiatives & community leadership, and a genuine interest in living abroad.


What is "financial need"?

The Hong Kong Scholarships are intended for students who do not have the family financial resources to study outside of Hong Kong. However, the scholarships cover only a portion of the full cost of study at the University of Toronto. Applicants must be able to pay for the balance of education costs.

For reference, the total 2017/2018 education costs (tuition, residence, meals, books, local transport, health insurance and other expenses) at the University of Toronto were estimated at C$54,000 to $65,000 depending on program and residence. Full details at: Cost of Living.







Application Guide

Application to the University of Toronto Hong Kong Scholarships requires several steps. This webpage outlines the information that you need to know before submitting your application. Please read each section carefully, particularly the list of required supporting documents.

If at any time you have any questions about your eligibility for the Hong Kong Scholarships, contact the staff of the University of Toronto Asia-Pacific Advancement Office at tel. (852) 2375-8258 or ask@utoronto.com.hk.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Required Supporting Documents
  3. Terms & Conditions
  4. Application Timeline
  5. Online Application Form


1. Eligibility

Application is open to Hong Kong students who have completed or are in the process of completing the HKDSE, IB (or equivalent). Applicants must have the prerequisite courses needed for their chosen program at the University of Toronto (for a full list of prerequisites, click here).

In addition, applicants must:

  • be a permanent resident of Hong Kong who will return after graduation;
  • not have citizenship, landed immigrant status, permanent residency or any other claim to residence in Canada, or any other country or territory outside of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;
  • have an English proficiency equivalent to TOEFL internet based test of 100 (and 22 on Writing) or IELTS overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0);
  • demonstrate family financial need;
  • be in the process of completing the HKDSE, IB (or equivalent);
  • have strong personal initiative and community leadership;
  • have a genuine interest in living abroad and wants to enjoy a new cultural experience;
  • be able to provide three personal references, at least one of which must be from a teacher or principal;
  • be committed to developing a career and community service in Hong Kong.


2. Required Supporting Documents

To be submitted on or before January 10, 2018 to the University of Toronto Asia-Pacific Advancement Office (Suite 1613, China Merchants Tower, Shun Tak Centre, 168 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. One page personal statement about why you would like to study at the University of Toronto and your goals;
  2. Three letters of reference (including at least one from a teacher or a principal);
  3. Certified academic transcripts since Form 1, and predicted final marks from your school (HKDSE, IB or equivalent);
  4. A brief resume of extracurricular activities and employment, if applicable;
  5. A digital copy of passport photograph;
  6. An explanation of the family's financial situation, including total monthly income with supporting documents from the Hong Kong Inland Revenue or a local bank account;
  7. An English proficiency examination score (e.g. TOEFL) is required;
  8. A copy of your HK ID card.


3. Terms & Conditions
  • Payment of the award is conditional on full-time registration at the University of Toronto in September 2018.
  • Renewal each year is based on satisfactory academic performance in the preceding year, and continued registration as a full-time student.
  • Scholarships are available for a maximum of 4 years of study towards an undergraduate degree. Additional funds are not available for the summer session at the University of Toronto.
  • Should a successful candidate withdraw or substantially reduce the course-load, he/she may be required to repay all or part of the award.


4. Application Timeline
  1. From now until January 10, 2018: Submit your on-line application form to begin the application process.
  2. On or before January 24, 2018: Submit all required documents to the University of Toronto Asia-Pacific Advancement Office
  3. February 2018: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview
  4. March 2018: Successful applicants will be contacted with their application result.


5. Online Application Form

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