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UGC Taught Postgraduate Programme Fellowship Scheme


CUHK Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme has been selected by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to be one of the participating programme in the “Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme” (The Scheme). The main objective of the Scheme is to attract meritorious local students in priority areas (Health) conducive to the development of Hong Kong.

Fellowship Award

The Scheme will award 21 local students each with a cap of HK$120,000 (for the whole MPH programme, regardless of the actual study period) for the settlement of the tuition fee only. The Scheme shall be used towards the MPH tuition payment of HK$176,400, with the remaining HK$56,400 to be covered by the student.

Eligibility and Application Deadline

  • Local students who are admitted (accepted the offer with deposit paid) to the MPH programme (full/part-time mode) for the 2021-22 Intake by 27 May 2021 (Thursday) are eligible to apply for the Scheme

  • The fellowships will be awarded to students on a merit basis. Assessment criteria includes but not limited to the following: Academic Achievements, Professional Qualifications, relevant working experience; and commitment and plan on how they can contribute to the priority areas of Hong Kong after completing the programme.

Application procedures and Result announcement

  • Once admission offered is conferred, candidate who wish to apply for the Scheme should submit a separate application for the fellowship award. The completed application, along with supporting documents (i.e. HKID card copy and personal statement) should be sent to the MPH Admission Office Email ( by 27 May 2021 (Thursday).

  • Result will be announced on 30 June 2021.

Important Notes

  • To avoid double subsidy, students who receive other forms of government scholarships or sponsorship, including but not limited to the Continuing Education Fund (except the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme under the Student Finance Office) for pursuing the same programme will not be considered.

  • For more details of the Scheme, please refer to UGC website.

For enquiry, please email MPH admission office (