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      OUHK achieved record high in Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme 18/04/2017
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    667 OUHK students receive Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarships totaling HK$11.2 million, setting a new record in both the number of awardees and the amount of scholarships.

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    The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, presents certificates to the OUHK student representatives.

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    Chow Oi-tung was awarded the Best Progress Award for her remarkable improvement in academic performance. She only got a G.P.A of 2.1 in her first year but achieved a G.P.A. of 3.5 in her second year after much hard work and relentless efforts.

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    One of the Talent Development Scholarship recipients Lee Wan-yi has represented Hong Kong and OUHK in many archery competitions and has won multiple awards over the years.

    667 students from The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) were awarded scholarships from the Government’s Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS), which amounted to nearly HK$12 million in total (see Table 1). Both the number of awardees and the amount of scholarships reached record high for the University this year, reflecting the excellence and distinctive achievement of OUHK students.

    OUHK Vice President (Academic), Prof. Reggie Kwan Ching-ping, and 41 student representatives attended today’s Presentation Ceremony where the Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, presented certificates to the student awardees. Each awardee will be granted a scholarship with a value between $10,000 and $80,000, depending on the type of scholarship.

    Among OUHK awardees, Miss Chow Oi-tung, a Year 3 student in the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Advertising and Media Design programme, was awarded the Best Progress Award for her remarkable improvement in academic performance. “I did not do well in my first year of study and I only got 2.1 for my G.P.A., and yet my lecturers and tutors never give up on me. They helped me find the most effective way to learn and offered extra tutorials to help students like me to better prepare for the examinations. I would like to express my deep gratitude to my teachers and I will keep up the good work,” Chow said. She achieved a G.P.A. of 3.5 in her second year after much hard work and relentless efforts.

    Another OUHK awardee, Miss Lee Wan-yi who is now in her final year in the Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours programme, earns the Talent Development Scholarship with her outstanding achievement in archery. Lee won three gold medals in the 2016 Hong Kong Target Archery Championship (Star Shoot) and has represented Hong Kong in many international competitions. She is thrilled to learn about the award and thanked the University for supporting her to pursue her athletic career, allowing her to reschedule the examinations to attend overseas competitions. She is planning to use the scholarship money to acquire new equipment and prepare for the 29th Summer Universiade which will be held in Taipei in August this year.

    Furthermore, another 321 OUHK students were awarded with the Reaching Out Award this year. Each student will be awarded with a $10,000 scholarship to participate in various overseas academic and service programmes, such as the North Korea Experience Course Study Tour, Business English Learning Programme in Singapore, the 44th Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2017 Annual Conference, to be held in the United State. The exchange journeys will widen students’ horizon and allow them to accumulate valuable learning experience.

    SPSS was set up in 2011 by the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund of the Hong Kong Government to promote the quality and sustainable development of the self-financing post-secondary education sector. To learn more about the Scheme, please visit:

    Table 1: OUHK's result in the 2016/17 Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme

    Awards No. of awardees Scholarship
    per person
    Total amount of scholarship
     ($ million)
    Outstanding Performance Scholarship 180 HK$30,000 - 80,000 HK$6.95
    Best Progress Award 50 HK$10,000 HK$0.5
    Reaching Out Award 321 HK$10,000 HK$3.21
    Endeavour Scholarship 10 HK$10,000 HK$0.1
    Talent Development Scholarship 106 HK$10,000 HK$1.06
    (Total) 667 --- HK$11.82

    About the OUHK:

    Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) provides high quality and flexible university education and professional training to secondary school graduates and working adults. The University currently offers about 220 programmes of different academic levels to more than 10,000 part-time students and 9,500 full-time students.

    OUHK comprises four Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education offers overseas degree programmes and short courses. The University originally has two buildings on the campus of Ho Man Tin, with another recently-opened Jubilee College, and two learning centres at various convenient locations, namely OUHK-CITA Learning Centre (OCLC) and OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC). Website:

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