WGAHK 2020 Scholarship Guidelines to Applicants

Attention

Due to the UK Government’s recent announcement on reverting to centre assessment grades to determine A and AS-level results, the WGAHK Scholarship Committee has decided to extend the scholarship application deadline to ensure overall fairness and that all eligible students are able to apply for the scholarship.

Please note that the WGAHK Scholarship application deadline has now been extended to 31 August 2020 (23:59 HKT – based on the time stamp shown on email upon receipt).

For those who have already submitted your scholarship application and wish to add/amend any details, you can submit your revised application via email by the new deadline (i.e. 31 August 2020 23:59HKT). We will consider the latest submitted application as the final version for screening purposes.

Application deadline: Monday, 31st August 2020 (HKT midnight) (date and time as 23:59 HKT as shown on the email upon receipt)

Warwick Graduates’ Association Hong Kong (WGAHK) announces that WGAHK Scholarship valued at HK$40,000 will be awarded to a candidate who meets the following criteria:

  • Has accepted an offer to an undergraduate program in any subject area at the University of Warwick for the academic year 2020/21
  • Is a new entrant to the University of Warwick  (Continuing students are not eligible to apply)
  • Is a permanent resident of the Hong Kong SAR
  • Note: WGAHK Scholarship is open to candidate of ALL subject areas.

In order to be considered for the WGAHK Scholarship a candidate must:

  • Have submitted an application to a Warwick undergraduate program and received an offer (conditional or unconditional). Candidates holding conditional offers should demonstrate that all the conditions have been fully fulfilled as at the date of application.
  • Sign and return a completed WGAHK 2020 scholarship application form before the deadline. For applicants who opt to submit the video essay in additional to the written application form, the video link must be included in the relevant section of the written application on or before the deadline.
  • Submit a reference by a former or current tutor/employer (Section B of Application Form).

Candidates will be evaluated based on aspects that include:

  • Academic Credentials (As a guideline, the following standard is expected (but not absolute) from different qualifications):
    A-level 28 points from three A-Levels (A=10, B=8, C=6 pts etc)
    International Baccalaureate 36 points
    Diploma of Secondary Education (Hong Kong)
    • For candidates with three electives: Level 555 in three electives, with no less than 3 in any other subjects except Chinese
    • For candidates with two electives: Level 55 in both electives plus Level 5 in two cores (excluding Chinese), and no less than 3 in any other subject except Chinese
    Foundation Course All academic subjects passed with distinction
    Higher Diploma Passed with Distinction
    Bachelor degree Upper Second class honours

    (Note: We understand that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of public examination bodies have cancelled examination sessions citing public health concerns.  As a result, we will consider applicants based on the official results confirmed by respective examination bodies.)

  • Extra-curricular activities & achievements e.g. Sports, Music, Public Speaking, Art,  Drama
  • Content presented in video essay (if opted)
  • Contributions to the Society e.g. Voluntary work, Social services etc
  • Personal qualities

The application form can be downloaded from www.warwick.org.hk. The closing date of the scholarship application is 21st August 2020 (date and time as 23:59 HKT as shown on the email upon receipt). Late submissions will NOT be considered.

Completed application forms should be returned to:

By e-mail: scholarship@warwick.org.hk

The WGAHK Scholarship Selection Committee (“the Committee”) will shortlist candidates based on the above aspects. Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview to be held on 29th August 2020 at the University of Warwick (Hong Kong Office) or any other venue selected by the Committee.

The scholarship will be deducted from the successful candidate’s academic fees for the first year of study at the University of Warwick.  WGAHK will contact the Warwick Academic Office for enrolment verification of the scholarship winner upon which the award will be sent directly to the Office of Student Accounts.  If the original scholarship winner fails to register at Warwick or in any event deregistered from Warwick within the academic year, WGAHK may award the scholarship to another candidate.

Enquiries

Ms. Jessica Leung WGAHK Vice-Chairman (Scholarship) scholarship@warwick.org.hk
Ms. Ada Fu Warwick Undergraduate Counsellor 2525 4604  or info@warwick.com.hk

Timetable for the WGAHK 2020 Scholarship Application

Date Event
31st August 2020 Monday(midnight) DEADLINE OF APPLICATION
1st-2nd September 2020 Tuesday and Wednesday Panel Meeting: Screening and shortlisting candidates
3rd September 2020 Thrusday Notification of shortlisted candidates
5th September 2020 Saturday Panel Interview with shortlisted candidates
7th August 2020 Monday Notification of Scholarship Winner
TBC Scholarship presentation

Download Application Form Further advice on WGAHK Scholarship applications