HKUST MBA “Fuel for Hong Kong” Study Allowance Scheme



Education is the passport to the future.

Since its founding in 1991, the HKUST Business School and its MBA Programs have witnessed the growth of the Hong Kong economy. Over the years, we continue to uphold our core value of ‘Education for All’ and our mission to groom future leaders through our world-class education.

2020 has been unprecedentedly challenging for Hong Kong and worldwide. Various industries including the hospitality & tourism, travel agencies, aviation, restaurants, banking & finance, and some professional services have been negatively affected. Under the Covid-19 backdrop, the call for a reskilled workforce and a new mindset to adapt to the new normal have never been louder.

As an integral part of the Hong Kong community, HKUST MBA is committed to contributing to the sustainable development of Hong Kong. We seek to fuel our community and citizens with in-demand knowledge and skillsets that enable you to reshape your career and reposition our economy for future success. The HKUST MBA ‘Fuel for Hong Kong’ Study Allowance Scheme is designed to support talent in Hong Kong in the pursuit of continuous education, and offer a unique opportunity to develop professionally and academically.


Under the HKUST MBA “Fuel for Hong Kong” Study Allowance Scheme, 5 successful applicants will each receive HKD 250,000 study allowance*^ for his/her enrolment under the HKUST Full-time MBA Program (Intake 2021).

Exceptional applicants can receive up to 100% tuition coverage (equivalent to HKD 585,000).


Eligibility of the “Fuel for Hong Kong” Study Allowance Scheme:

  • Hong Kong residents with valid work proof (2019 – 2020) indicating redundancy, redeployment due to company reorganization or covered by applicable severance package
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years of full-time work experience after first degree; and
  • Satisfactory GMAT/GRE Score and English proficiency

All applications under the “Fuel for Hong Kong” Study Allowance Scheme also need to fulfil the admissions requirements of the HKUST Full-time MBA Program (details as listed HERE).


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*All applications under the HKUST MBA “Fuel for Hong Kong” Study Allowance Scheme will be reviewed on a case by case basis. The HKUST MBA Office reserves the right to ask for full refund of the study allowance should the recipient has to leave HKUST or withdraw from the program for any reasons (expulsion, voluntary departure, etc.).The HKUST MBA Office reserves the final right of approval on this matter.
^The HKUST MBA ‘Fuel for Hong Kong’ Study Allowance Scheme is mutually exclusive with the HKUST MBA Community Succession Scheme and other scholarships / professional awards offered by HKUST. Candidates awarded with more than one scholarship/award or scheme allowance can only retain one while need to forfeit the others.



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