The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is participating in the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) as one of its Anchor Universities. Under the administration of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI), the AFLSP provides scholarships for high-caliber students to study abroad within Asia and a platform for students and educational institutions to cultivate lasting relationships based on mutual trust and understanding ‐‐‐ essential tools for building bridges across cultures.
Scholarship Package: 
For Mphil Program:

  •  HK$216,000 (US$27,781) per year*
  • Up to 2 years

For PhD Program:

  • HK$216,000 (US$27,781) per year*
  • Up to 4 years

For MA/ MSc Program:

  • Full tuition + HK$97,188 (US$12,500) per year (for lodging& daily subsistence)*
  • Up to 1 year

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • Students from East, Southeast, and South Asia, except Hong Kong, with priority given to Japanese
  • High proficiency in English
  • Applicants should possess:
    • Strong personal integrity
    • Propensity for international and intercultural understanding
    • Compassion and willingness to serve


  • Commitment to attending a 3-week BXAI Summer Program
  • Participation in programs/activities offered by the university for the AFLSP, such as:
    • Leadership training in the form of talks and activities;
    • Off-campus events including visits and seminars aiming to enrich students’ historical, cultural and economic knowledge of Asian countries

Application Deadline: 28 February 2018 (23:59 HKT)


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