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Scholarships


 China Life Insurance (Overseas) Scholarship in Actuarial Science (中國人壽(海外)精算獎學金)

In 2017, China Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Limited kindly pledged a sum of HK$200,000 to establish a scholarship for outstanding undergraduate students pursuing Actuarial Science studies at The University of Hong Kong, with an objective of nurturing talents for the insurance industry. The scholarship shall be awarded under the following regulations starting from the academic year 2017-18:

  1. The Scholarship shall be known as the "China Life Insurance (Overseas) Scholarship in Actuarial Science (中國人壽(海外)精算獎學金)".

  2. A total of five scholarships shall be awarded annually to Year 2 or above students in the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme, with at least one award each to students in the second, third and fourth year of study. In the event that there is no deserving student in a particular year group, the unused award quota can be switched to cover a deserving student in another year group.

  3. The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit and interview performance.

(Updated on April 2018.)

 

 Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Actuarial Science

In 2010, Dr. Patrick S.C. Poon kindly pledged to The University of Hong Kong for the establishment of ten scholarships, which were equally divided between different admission streams in the BSc(ActuarSc) programme, in support of outstanding students to pursue Actuarial Science studies at HKU. Upon the phasing out of the Early Admission Scheme and the 3-year curriculum, the scholarship scheme will continue to make five scholarships available for the 4-year curriculum annually with effect from the academic year 2013-14, under the following regulations:

  1. The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to first-year candidates who are freshly-admitted through JUPAS to enrol in the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme with the most outstanding entrance records, renewable based on satisfactory performance in each year’s study in the programme.

  2. Candidates for the Scholarship are normally expected to have the following academic achievements, or better, in one sitting:

    1. (1) Level 5* in three HKDSE subjects other than English Language; or

      (2) Level 5* in two HKDSE subjects other than Mathematics and English Language, and Level 5* in Extended Module 1 or 2 in Mathematics;

    2. Level 5 in HKDSE English Language.

  3. In addition to academic achievements, a candidate’s performance in an interview, if arranged by the Selection Committee, and a candidate’s expedient need for financial assistance would also be taken into account as helpful supplementary information in the selection. The Scholarship shall be of the value of HK$50,000 each, whilst an additional HK$10,000 will be awarded to those successful candidates who have achieved Level 5** in HKDSE English Language, or who require expedient financial assistance during their studies.

(Updated on May 13, 2014.)

 

 Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Statistics

In 2012, Dr. Patrick S.C. Poon kindly pledged to the University of Hong Kong for the establishment of four scholarships in support of outstanding undergraduates to pursue Decision Analytics, Risk Management or Statistics studies. Beginning from the academic year 2012-13 onwards until further notice, the scholarships shall be awarded annually under the following regulations:

  1. The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to candidates who pursue a first Major in Decision Analytics, Risk Management or Statistics in the 4-year Bachelor of Science programme, on the basis of academic merit.

  2. Besides having declared Decision Analytics, Risk Management or Statistics as first Major, candidates for the Scholarship should have attained a minimum CGPA of 3.4 and have passed at least 180 credits of HKU courses, 84 credits of which being prescribed in the corresponding Major (excluding STAT4766 Statistics Internship and those transferred from exchange study), before their eighth semester’s study including exchange.

  3. The major selection criterion will be based on the candidates’ academic performance during their studies at HKU. In addition, a candidate’s participation in any extra-curricular activities and performance in an interview, if arranged by the Selection Committee would also be taken into account as helpful supplementary information in the selection. The final decision on the choice of awardees, however, shall be made at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee.

  4. The Scholarship shall be of the value of HK$50,000 each on a non-renewable basis, provided that the aggregate cash value of the scholarships received by the candidate does not exceed the maximum amount stipulated by the Senate that year, and may be held concurrently with other awards apart from the Statistics and Actuarial Science Scholarships in the same year.

(Updated on April 2016.)

 

 Master of Statistics Outstanding Performance Scholarship

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the Faculty of Science has made available a scholarship for the Master of Statistics (MStat) programme, to be awarded under the following regulations with effect from the academic year 2015-16:

  1. One scholarship of HKD$50,000 shall be awarded annually to a MStat student on the basis of academic merit and quality of coursework.

  2. The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other awards awarded by the University provided that the aggregate cash value of the awards received does not exceed the maximum amount stipulated by the Senate in that year.

  3. If no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no award will be made.

  4. The number of scholarships and value of each scholarship are subject to adjustments as determined by the Selection Committee.

(Updated on October 18, 2016.)

 
 

 Saw Prize in Statistics

To commemorate his stay at the University during 1969-71 and to promote the development of statistics, Professor Saw Swee Hock in 1971 donated a sum of HK$6,000 for the establishment of a Prize. In 2017, the scheme was converted from a medal prize to a cash prize.

One prize of HK$8,000 shall be awarded annually to a final year Bachelor of Science student whose first major is Decision Analytics, Risk Management or Statistics, and who has obtained First Class Honours and the highest average marks in the papers taken for Statistics courses.

(Updated on November 21, 2017.)

 

 Saw Swee Hock Statistics Scholarship

In 2005, Professor Saw Swee Hock, founding Professor of Statistics of the University from 1969 to 1971, donated a capital sum of HK$300,000 to set up a scholarship at the University in recognition of the academic achievement of Bachelor of Science graduates whose first majors are in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.

A maximum of two scholarships of HK$5,000 each shall be awarded annually, on the basis of academic merit to Bachelor of Science graduates whose first majors are in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA score of 3.0 (B) in their studies.

(Updated on November 21, 2017.)

 

 Statistics and Actuarial Science (SAAS) Scholarships

In 2004, a scholarship scheme was set up by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the Faculty of Science. Twenty-eight scholarships have been made available for each academic year and shall be awarded annually under the following regulations with effect from the 2016-17 intake:

  1. The scholarships shall be known as the Statistics and Actuarial Science (SAAS) Scholarships.

  2. The Scholarships shall be awarded to the students of the Faculty of Science as follows:

    1. Four Scholarships of HK$20,000 each shall be awarded to four first-year students, who will be pursuing a BSc degree in Actuarial Science, based on his/her HKDSE or equivalent examination results. (This scholarship will be suspended when the Patrick Poon Scholarship is in place.)

    2. Four Scholarships of HK$4,000 each shall be awarded to four second-year students who have pursued a BSc degree in Actuarial Science, based on their Year I university examination results.

    3. Eight Scholarships of HK$4,000 each shall be awarded to eight third-year students who have pursued a major in Decision Analytics, Risk Management, or Statistics in their 2nd year, based on their Year I & II university examination results.

    4. Four Scholarships of HK$4,000 each shall be awarded to four third-year students who have pursued a BSc degree in Actuarial Science, based on their Year II university examination results.

    5. Four Scholarships of HK$4,000 each shall be awarded to four fourth-year or above students who have pursued a major in Decision Analytics, Risk Management, or Statistics in their 3rd year or above, based on their Year III university examination results.

    6. Four Scholarships of HK$4,000 each shall be awarded to four fourth-year or above students who have pursued a BSc degree in Actuarial Science in their 3rd year or above, based on their Year III university examination results.

    Examination results in the year of a student’s exchange or leave of absence will not be taken into account in the selection.

(Updated on April 2018.)

 

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