Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Science and Management (EVSM)
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (Priority Area: Sustainable city and regional development) (For LOCAL applicants only)
MSc in Environmental Science and Management has been approved as one of the targeted programs of the Fellowships Scheme with 8 fellowship places in the 2023/24 academic year. Local students who are admitted to the program for both full-time and part-time modes will be considered for the fellowships. To avoid double subsidy, students who are receiving other forms of government scholarship (except student financial assistance) for pursuing the same program will not be considered. The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programs, and the differences will be subsidized by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 for each student regardless of the actual study period of the program.
A holistic assessment will be adopted in the selection of fellowship awardees and assessment criteria may include, but not limited to, students’ academic achievements, academic and professional qualifications attained, language proficiency, work experience, references, interview results, the statement on their commitment and plan in serving in the priority area of Sustainable city and regional development, etc. Fellowship will be awarded on a rolling basis and local applicants who wish to be considered for the fellowship are strongly encouraged to complete the online application for the MSc in EVSM program on or before 30 April 2024.
Academic Scholarship for MSc in Environmental Science and Management Program
A merit-based scholarship of HK$20,000 will be offered to top students of the graduation class each academic year.
Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
EVSM6070 Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Science Foundation Course on the MSc/PGD in EVSM curriculum, has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF course code: 42Z145904). The course fee is HK$20,000. Eligible applicant who has successfully completed EVSM6070 can apply for reimbursement of course fee and may be reimbursed up to 80% for the first HK$15,000 and 60% for the second HK$10,000 of the course fee respectively. For claiming CEF, claimant should pass BOTH the attendance requirements and course assessments of the course, with the attendance rate and overall mark of course assessments not less than 80% and 50% respectively. To estimate your eligible subsidy for EVSM6070, please visit the Subsidy Calculator for Continuing Education Fund on the SFO E-Link (Left panel: Financial Calculators->Subsidy Calculator for Continuing Education Fund). Applicants are required to submit their reimbursement claims within one year upon successful completion of a CEF course. For details, please contact the Office of the Continuing Education Fund. The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework.
Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme
Students of the MSc/PGD in EVSM program are eligible to apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme, which provides financial assistance to students in the form of loan. For details, please contact the Student Financial Assistance Agency.