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Shan Ji Scholarships for Social Sciences Students Worldwide Exchange

On the Donor

In 2014, Ms Cynthia Lau, a Social Sciences alumna, pledged a donation to set up a scholarship for Social Sciences students to participate in overseas exchange during their undergraduate studies.

Shan Ji (善基) was the boarding school that Ms Lau’s parents established in the 1960s and operated until the 1980s. This boarding school holds a lot of special meaning for Ms Lau and her family; it was where she completed her primary education and it embodied the devotion of her parents to nurturing the next generation of Hong Kong throughout those three decades.

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarships shall be awarded to students pursuing the Bachelor of Social Sciences programme for partaking academic exchange under the HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Scheme or faculty-level exchange programme.

The Scholarships shall be awarded based on academic merits. Financial needs may also be taken into consideration.


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Value of Award Two awards of up to HK$12,000 each for student(s) on semester exchange; OR one award of up to HK$24,000 for student on full-year exchange.
Renewal Conditions --
Type of Scholarships Enrichment Scholarships for Current Students
*for students who are in financial need
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Social Sciences


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