Innovation and Technology Scholarship

On the Donor

In 2011, the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme was established under a joint sponsorship and support by the Innovation and Technology Commission and The Hongkong and Shanghai Corporation Limited (HSBC) which is administered by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) as the Scheme Secretariat.

Purpose and Scope

Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme usually opens for applications in October each year. It aims at recognizing outstanding non-final year local undergraduates whose curriculum or second major are in science-related, technology, engineering, dental and medical disciplines, by providing a scholarship and a series of elite training opportunities, in order to widen their international exposure, gain industry experience, and nurture their passion and commitment toward science and technology. 


Selection criteria:

  • Hong Kong Permanent Resident with the right of abode in Hong Kong;
  • Undertaking University Grants Committee (UGC) funded undergraduate programmes in Sciences; Engineering & Technology; and Medicine, Dentistry & Health;
  • Preferably attaining Cumulative GPA of 3.3 (or equivalent) or above;
  • Achieving a minimum total TOEFL (Internet-based test) score of 90 with scores for individual sections not lower than 21 on reading, 22 on listening, 21 on speaking, and 17 on writing; or a minimum IELTS (Academic test) overall band score of 6.5, with no component below 6.0. These are irrespective of overseas universities' requirements. All test must have been taken by the date announced by the Scheme Secretariat each year (must be taken on or since February 1, 2017 in the academic year 2018-19) ;
  • Having passion in innovation and technology, and intention of pursuing this as a career;
  • Well-rounded, has participated in extra-curricular and/or community service activities;
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to Hong Kong;
  • Possessing good communication skills; and
  • Has not previously received this Scholarship.

Details of the Scheme available here.

Application timeline

Application method and deadline: November 23, 2018

Interviews: early-mid January 2019 (1st round); second half of February 2019 (2nd round)

Announcement of results: late March 2019 


Visit the following links to learn more about the Scheme and the recipients of the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award:

Awarded by External Body
Value of Award Up to HK$150,000 for attachment programme(s) in Overseas/Mainland universities between June 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020
Renewal Conditions --
Selection by Open application
Type of Scholarships Enrichment Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Local
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine, Science
Year of Study Non-final year