Skip to content
The Open University of Hong Kong
  • Prospective Students
  • Current Students
  • Alumni
  • Tutors
  • Staff
  • Media
  • Media Enquiries
    General enquiries: 2711 2100
      info@ouhk.edu.hk
    Media enquiries: 2768 6386
      2768 6355
      media@ouhk.edu.hk
    Media Enquiries
    General enquiries:
    27112100
    info@ouhk.edu.hk
    Media enquiries:
    2768 6386
    2768 6355
    media@ouhk.edu.hk

    Press Release 

     
      OUHK presents HK$13 million in scholarships and bursaries to 1,300-plus students 30/08/2021
       
     
    Picture content
    下載圖片

    The OUHK presented more than HK$13 million in financial awards to 1,311 students at the 2020/21 Scholarship and Bursary Awards Presentation held on 27 August.


    下載圖片

    OUHK Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam (eleventh from left) and President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing (tenth from left) present scholarships to student awardees and encourage them to keep up their commendable efforts.


    下載圖片

    OUHK President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing (second from left) interacts with three scholarship recipients. The students share their learning experience and express their appreciation to the donors.


    下載圖片



    下載圖片

    Student awardees take pictures with their family and friends to share the joy after the ceremony.
    The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) presented more than HK$13 million in financial awards to 1,311 students at the 2020/21 Scholarship and Bursary Awards Presentation held last Friday (27 August). Some 560 donors, business leaders, award recipients and their families, and University staff attended the ceremony. Both the number of recipients and the total sum awarded this year reach record high, demonstrating the strong support from the community towards the University and its students. It is also evidence of the OUHK’s continuous support for students during the pandemic.

    At the ceremony, OUHK Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam thanked all the donors, corporations, community leaders and alumni for their long-term commitment to the University’s “Student Assistance Fund”. “It is gratifying to witness students receiving affirmation for their hard work in the past year, especially in a time of unprecedented challenges and changes in the mode of study,” he said. “The University has distributed more than HK$13 million in scholarships and bursaries to 1,311 students this year. Both the number of recipients and total value of the awards have risen sharply to a historic high.” He reiterated that these significant increases are proof that the University’s mission and students’ efforts are widely recognized.

    OUHK President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing extended his congratulations to all awardees and encouraged them to keep up their commendable efforts. “I sincerely congratulate all the award-winning students,” he said. “Your dedication to your studies has been rewarded, illustrating the meaning of the old saying ‘no pain, no gain’ – hard work does pay off.” Prof. Lam also urged students to seize the opportunity to further their education in a positive and proactive manner. By doing so, they could contribute further to society as a token of appreciation for the generosity shown to them.

    Prof. Lam also invited three scholarship winners, Fathima Afsa, He Han-sen and Lam Pik-ki, to share their university experiences. These students conveyed their appreciation to the University for enhancing their professional knowledge, skills and practical experience through diversified learning opportunities. They also expressed their sincere gratitude to donors for their generous support. They viewed the scholarships as a significant recognition of their achievements so far and vowed to make good use of the financial aid bestowed to improve themselves personally and pursue promising careers.

    Of this year’s recipients, 590 students received scholarships in recognition of their outstanding achievements in academic studies and other fields, while 721 students were given bursary grants to relieve their financial burden. The OUHK also established eight new scholarships and bursaries, namely the CowEasy Reward Prize, the David Chan Bursary, the DC Foundation Bursary, the ‘For Our Future’ Scholarship, the HSBC Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong) Scholarship, the Lu’s Foundation Bursary, the President Yuk-Shan Wong Scholarship for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Students, and the S. K. Yee Medical Foundation Bursary.

    In addition, 663 OUHK students were awarded scholarships from the Government’s Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) this year. The total value of these new awards surpassed HK$12 million (see Table 1). This achievement not only reflects the outstanding performance of OUHK students in academic studies, extra-curricular activities and personal development, but is also an affirmation of the Government’s confidence in self-financing institutions. Since its establishment in 2011, SPSS has already benefited more than 5,000 OUHK students. For details, see http://www.cspe.edu.hk/content/Overview-Measures-Fund-SPSS.


    Table 1: The OUHK’s results in the 2020/21 Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme
    Outstanding Performance Scholarship
    No. of awardees : 159
    Amount of scholarship: HK$7,890,000
    Best Progress Award
    No. of awardees : 59
    Amount of scholarship: HK$590,000
    Reaching Out Award
    No. of awardees : 205
    Amount of scholarship: HK$2,050,000
    Talent Development Scholarship
    No. of awardees : 163
    Amount of scholarship: HK$1,630,000
    Endeavour Scholarship
    No. of awardees : 41
    Amount of scholarship: HK$615,000
    (Total)
    No. of awardees Scholarship : 663
    Amount of scholarship: HK$12,775,000

     
    About the OUHK:
    Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong is today a modern, full-fledged university. The University offers programmes of different academic levels through its six Schools, focusing on developing practical and professional programmes to meet society’s talent needs. On 14 July 2021, the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved its retitling to “Hong Kong Metropolitan University” effective from 1 September 2021. The new title shows the unique position of the University in metropolitan Hong Kong and signifies the University’s path of transformation as well as its strategic focuses.

    For more details, please visit
    OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk
    University Retitling website: https://retitling.ouhk.edu.hk
     
       
      Media Enquiries: Public Affairs Unit
    Tel : 2768 6386 / 2768 6355 E-mail: media@ouhk.edu.hk
     
    Year: 2021 2020 2019 

    Press Release 

     
      OUHK presents HK$13 million in scholarships and bursaries to 1,300-plus students 30/08/2021
       
     
    Picture content
    下載圖片

    The OUHK presented more than HK$13 million in financial awards to 1,311 students at the 2020/21 Scholarship and Bursary Awards Presentation held on 27 August.


    下載圖片

    OUHK Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam (eleventh from left) and President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing (tenth from left) present scholarships to student awardees and encourage them to keep up their commendable efforts.


    下載圖片

    OUHK President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing (second from left) interacts with three scholarship recipients. The students share their learning experience and express their appreciation to the donors.


    下載圖片



    下載圖片

    Student awardees take pictures with their family and friends to share the joy after the ceremony.
    The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) presented more than HK$13 million in financial awards to 1,311 students at the 2020/21 Scholarship and Bursary Awards Presentation held last Friday (27 August). Some 560 donors, business leaders, award recipients and their families, and University staff attended the ceremony. Both the number of recipients and the total sum awarded this year reach record high, demonstrating the strong support from the community towards the University and its students. It is also evidence of the OUHK’s continuous support for students during the pandemic.

    At the ceremony, OUHK Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam thanked all the donors, corporations, community leaders and alumni for their long-term commitment to the University’s “Student Assistance Fund”. “It is gratifying to witness students receiving affirmation for their hard work in the past year, especially in a time of unprecedented challenges and changes in the mode of study,” he said. “The University has distributed more than HK$13 million in scholarships and bursaries to 1,311 students this year. Both the number of recipients and total value of the awards have risen sharply to a historic high.” He reiterated that these significant increases are proof that the University’s mission and students’ efforts are widely recognized.

    OUHK President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing extended his congratulations to all awardees and encouraged them to keep up their commendable efforts. “I sincerely congratulate all the award-winning students,” he said. “Your dedication to your studies has been rewarded, illustrating the meaning of the old saying ‘no pain, no gain’ – hard work does pay off.” Prof. Lam also urged students to seize the opportunity to further their education in a positive and proactive manner. By doing so, they could contribute further to society as a token of appreciation for the generosity shown to them.

    Prof. Lam also invited three scholarship winners, Fathima Afsa, He Han-sen and Lam Pik-ki, to share their university experiences. These students conveyed their appreciation to the University for enhancing their professional knowledge, skills and practical experience through diversified learning opportunities. They also expressed their sincere gratitude to donors for their generous support. They viewed the scholarships as a significant recognition of their achievements so far and vowed to make good use of the financial aid bestowed to improve themselves personally and pursue promising careers.

    Of this year’s recipients, 590 students received scholarships in recognition of their outstanding achievements in academic studies and other fields, while 721 students were given bursary grants to relieve their financial burden. The OUHK also established eight new scholarships and bursaries, namely the CowEasy Reward Prize, the David Chan Bursary, the DC Foundation Bursary, the ‘For Our Future’ Scholarship, the HSBC Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong) Scholarship, the Lu’s Foundation Bursary, the President Yuk-Shan Wong Scholarship for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Students, and the S. K. Yee Medical Foundation Bursary.

    In addition, 663 OUHK students were awarded scholarships from the Government’s Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) this year. The total value of these new awards surpassed HK$12 million (see Table 1). This achievement not only reflects the outstanding performance of OUHK students in academic studies, extra-curricular activities and personal development, but is also an affirmation of the Government’s confidence in self-financing institutions. Since its establishment in 2011, SPSS has already benefited more than 5,000 OUHK students. For details, see http://www.cspe.edu.hk/content/Overview-Measures-Fund-SPSS.


    Table 1: The OUHK’s results in the 2020/21 Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme
    Outstanding Performance Scholarship
    No. of awardees : 159
    Amount of scholarship: HK$7,890,000
    Best Progress Award
    No. of awardees : 59
    Amount of scholarship: HK$590,000
    Reaching Out Award
    No. of awardees : 205
    Amount of scholarship: HK$2,050,000
    Talent Development Scholarship
    No. of awardees : 163
    Amount of scholarship: HK$1,630,000
    Endeavour Scholarship
    No. of awardees : 41
    Amount of scholarship: HK$615,000
    (Total)
    No. of awardees Scholarship : 663
    Amount of scholarship: HK$12,775,000

     
    About the OUHK:
    Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong is today a modern, full-fledged university. The University offers programmes of different academic levels through its six Schools, focusing on developing practical and professional programmes to meet society’s talent needs. On 14 July 2021, the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved its retitling to “Hong Kong Metropolitan University” effective from 1 September 2021. The new title shows the unique position of the University in metropolitan Hong Kong and signifies the University’s path of transformation as well as its strategic focuses.

    For more details, please visit
    OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk
    University Retitling website: https://retitling.ouhk.edu.hk
     
       
      Media Enquiries: Public Affairs Unit
    Tel : 2768 6386 / 2768 6355 E-mail: media@ouhk.edu.hk
     
    Accessibility | Privacy policies | Policy on Equal Opportunities | Terms and policies | Webmaster
    © 2021 by The Open University of Hong Kong. All Rights Reserved.
    Site Map Site map
    About OUHK
    President's Message
    Vision & Mission
    History
    Strategic Plan
    Governance & Organization
    Principal Officers
    Honorary Graduates & University Fellows
    Facts & Figures
    Publications
    Academics
    School of Arts and Social Sciences
    Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
    School of Education and Languages
    School of Nursing and Health Studies
    School of Science and Technology
    Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
    Administration
    Office for Advancement of Learning and Teaching
    Finance and Facilities Management Unit
    Human Resources Unit
    Information Technology Unit
    Library
    Mainland and International Affairs Office
    OUHK Shenzhen Office
    Public Affairs Unit
    Quality Assurance Office
    Registry
    Research Office
    Student Affairs Office
    Admissions
    Research Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Undergraduate Programmes
    Undergraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Sub-degree Programmes
    Sub-degree Programmes (Part-time)
    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes
    Programmes from LiPACE
    Annual Review 2017-2018
    Choose your study programme
    Events Calendar
    Giving to OUHK
    Information for
    Prospective Students
    Current Students
    Alumni
    Tutors
    Staff
    Media
    Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme
    Library
    Media coverage
    Motto: Disce, Progredere, Crea
    Open Learning Resources
    iTunes U
    Knowledge for All
    OpenLink
    OUHK Great Speakers Series
    Policies
    Accessibility
    Privacy policies
    Terms and policies
    Research
    Research Office (RO)
    IRITS  IROPINE  IIBG   PSPRC  RIBILT  RIDCH
    RGC Funded Projects
    Institutional Repository
    Other Funded Research Projects
    Staff Publications
    Research Degree Programmes
    External Research Funding
    Internal Research Funding
    External Funding for Development Project
    Site Search
    Social Media
    Facebook
    YouTube Channel
    Instagram
    Student Life & Support
    Students' Achievements
    Switch on to e-materials
    Useful Information
    Adverse weather arrangements
    Campus location
    Job Openings
    Contact us
    Telephone: (852-2711-2100)
    Facsimile: (852-2715-0760)
    Email: info@ouhk.edu.hk
    View the videos of Full-time Face-to-face Undergraduate Programme selected seminars
    Web for All
    Webmaster
    Back To Top