Application for Scholarship

Important Notice

We would like to keep you posted of the latest audition and/or interview arrangements of the scholarship schemes arising from the outbreak of COVID-19.

It is our original plan to conduct the audition and/or interview for the music applications in April and for the dance audition in May 2020. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the audition and/or interview for the two scholarship schemes (both the non-local one and the local one) will be postponed after April 2020.

Pre-screening assessment of the applications is underway. It is expected that results of the pre-screening assessment will be announced in early/mid-April the earliest. The shortlisted candidates will be informed of the date and detailed arrangements of the audition and/or interview at the same time.

To facilitate communication, applicants should inform us immediately via email at fwschan@hab.gov.hk if there is any change to your correspondence address, email and telephone number. For applicants who are currently residing outside Hong Kong, we should be most grateful if you could please provide a valid Whatsapp number via email at the same email address as stated above for communication purpose.

Thank you very much for your attention.

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 2018/19, the scholarship schemes no longer support programmes relating to arts administration, music or dance therapy, and music or dance education.

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 Procedure

The application for Scholarship Schemes 2020-21 is now closed. Relevant information concerning the application for Scholarship Schemes 2021-22 will be announced in end of this year.

Concurrent Application

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to read Frequently Asked Questions.


For further information, please contact the Secretariat at 3509 7083 during office hours.