Fellowships and Awards



The main objectives of the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme are to attract more meritorious local students to pursue further studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong, and to encourage universities to establish more innovative and multi-disciplinary programmes that are beneficial to society. For details, please refer to

MSc(Urban Analytics) is selected by the University Grants Council for the 2023/24 scheme as the programme is considered to be in the priority area of Sustainable City which is of strategic importance to Hong Kong. Eight fellowships are allocated to the programme. Students offered the fellowships will each receive an award of HK$120,000 to help offset the programme fee, and will only need to pay the remaining fee of HK$82,880.


  • Local* applicants who are admitted to MSc (Urban Analytics).
  • To avoid double subsidy, students awarded with other government scholarships including the Continuing Education Fund (except student financial assistance) for pursuing the MUA are not eligible to apply.

*Non-local students holding (a) student visa/entry permit; (b) visa/entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates; or (c) dependent visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/entry permit by the Director of Immigration are NOT eligible for the fellowship.

Application procedures

  • MSc(Urban Analytics) applicants who wish to be selected for the Scheme should submit a separate application for the Scheme, together with the application for admission to the programme, and upload scanned copies of the required supporting documents to HKU’s Taught Postgraduate Online Application System. (
  • Successful applicants shall be informed of the outcome in due course.

Selection Criteria

The selection is merit-based, considering the applicant’s academic achievements, professional qualifications, relevant work experience, achievements in other areas, and the applicant’s proposal on how he/she can contribute to the priority area (Sustainable City) of Hong Kong after completing the programme.

Important Notes

  • Fellowship holders who are unable to complete the programme or fail to attain an expected level of performance shall be required to refund the full amount of the fellowship award received.

For more details on the Fellowships, please refer to UGC’s website.

MUA Entrance Award

Up to two awards shall be awarded annually to full-time postgraduate students who are permanent residents in Hong Kong and who have been admitted to the MUA programme, on the basis of academic merit, publication of undergraduate dissertation, academic-related activities and achievements.