HKU-SCF FinTech Academy to Offer First Ever Full Scholarships in FinTech to Undergraduates for Grooming Outstanding Local Students

The University of Hong Kong – Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation (HKU-SCF) FinTech Academy announced the first ever full scholarships in FinTech to local undergraduate students on the basis of academic merit in the upcoming academic year (2020-21).

Starting from 2020/2021 academic year, HKU will offer annually up to thirteen entrance scholarships exclusively for BASc(FinTech), MSc (FinTech and Data Analytics) and MSc (CS) (Financial Computing) students with outstanding academic performance.  The entrance scholarships range from HK$50,000 to $200,000. 

FinTech is a fast growing industry which is hungering for talents with sound interdisciplinary knowledge.  Our FinTech programmes rightly cater for the needs of the industry and will nurture talents with knowledge in the areas of computer science, business and regulatory technology, etc.  The scholarships help attract elite students who will be supporting the future development of FinTech in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.

Professor Christopher Chao,
Dean of HKU Engineering

These brand-new scholarships in FinTech is one of the initiatives of the HKU-SCF FinTech Academy established in April 2020 with a HK$60M support from the Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation.