Application for Scholarship
Scholarship Scheme (Local Studies) and Scholarship Scheme (Non-local Studies) 2021-22 is now closed. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the auditions/interviews in April/May 2021 in person.

Scholarship Schemes

Every year, the Fund invites application for its scholarship schemes to enable candidates of outstanding calibre to pursue:

  • post-graduate studies (including taught or research programmes) in music or dance at local degree-awarding tertiary institutions; or
  • professional training in music or dance at world-renowned institutions or to undertake less formal studies, projects or creative work outside Hong Kong.

Scope of Scholarships

The scope of the scholarships is not confined to "performer training programmes", i.e. instrumental music or dance studies. Applicants may apply for non-performing studies directly related to music or dance performance, such as composition, choreography, musicology, arts criticism and performance-based research relating to music and dance. Starting from 2021/22, applicants for the scholarship scheme (local studies) may also apply for music and dance education.

Starting from 2018/19, the scholarship scheme (non-local studies) no longer support programmes relating to arts administration, music or dance therapy, and music or dance education. For the scholarship scheme (local studies), arts administration, and music or dance therapy will continuously not be accepted.

Please refer to the following links for more details about the Fund’s scholarship schemes for local and non-local studies:

Scholarship Scheme - Local studies Scholarship Scheme - Non-local studies

Application Period

Applications for the Scholarship Schemes 2021-22 was closed on 29 January 2021.

Application Procedure

The application period for Scholarship Schemes 2021-2022 was closed. Next year's application has yet to be invited. Details will be announced in late 2021.

Concurrent Application

Applicants may apply for both scholarship schemes concurrently, but successful candidates will only be awarded ONE scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions

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For further information, please email us at hkjcmdf_secretariat@hab.gov.hk.