Application for Scholarship

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 Period

Applications for the Scholarship Schemes 2020-21 is open from 11 November 2019 to 23 January 2020 (6:00 pm) (both dates inclusive).

Application Procedure

Completed application forms, with all the required documents and materials, should reach the Secretariat of the Fund by hand or by post at or before 6:00 pm on 23 January 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants should submit:

  • The duly completed application form which should be typewritten (in both hard and electronic copy. The electronic copy should be saved in Microsoft Word format); and

  • a USB Flash Drive containing the electronic copy of the application form and the required materials for the Pre-audition/interview Assessment. Applicants must ensure that the recordings submitted are of high quality. Otherwise, the Fund reserves the absolute right to disqualify the application.

English version of Application Form, Guidance Notes and Guarantee Form can be downloaded here:


Local Studies

Non-local Studies

Guidance Notes

Music Scholarship

Form No. (M1)

Form No. (M2)

Dance Scholarship

Form No. (D1)

Form No. (D2)

(Annex I) Checklist

(Annex II)
Recommendation Letter

Guarantee Form

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.