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Scholarships and Awards

The Hong Kong Maritime Law Scholarship Scheme (Funded by the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund administered by the Transport and Housing Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

Introduction

The Hong Kong Maritime Law Scholarship Scheme was established in 2011-12 and has been operated under the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund since 1 April 2014. Each year, a number of scholarships are offered to selected students of the Maritime and Transportation Law Stream of the LLM programme. These scholarships can be used to cover the full tuition fees at CityU.

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Regulations

The Hong Kong Maritime Law Scholarship Scheme (the “Scheme”) aims to help build up a pool of maritime law professionals and in turn serve the Hong Kong maritime sector. The Scheme offers scholarships to selected students starting from 2011-12 academic year. The following regulations shall apply as of 2016/17:

  1. Each scholarship to be awarded under the Scheme shall be known as “the Hong Kong Maritime Law Scholarship” (the “Scholarship”).
  2. Students are required to take 24 credits in order to graduate from the LLM programme. The Scholarship shall cover the full* tuition fees for the Maritime and Transportation Law stream of the Master of Laws (LLM) programme. Starting from 2016-17, students who hold an honours degree in maritime or logistics studies, or related disciplines, or hold an honours degree in any discipline with relevant working experience relating to Maritime or Logistics industry can also apply for the Maritime and Transportation Law Stream of the LLM programme. Students who do not have a law degree are required to take two foundation courses in addition to the stipulated curriculum for students with a law degree and extra tuition fee for the two foundation courses (6 credits) will be charged. The scholarship does not cover the tuition fee for these extra credits.
  3. The Scholarships shall be offered to students of the Maritime and Transportation Law stream of the LLM programme.
  4. Selection of recipients will be based on a full assessment of relevant factors, including but not limited to academic achievements and past working experience of the applicants. The final decision on to whom a scholarship will be granted will rest with the Steering Committee.
  5. The Scholarship will be granted on the condition that the recipient undertakes to engage in  full-time employment in the maritime-related field in Hong Kong for a period of not less than 12 consecutive calendar months, within three calendar months after confirmation of eligibility of graduation. Failure to complete the Maritime and Transportation Law stream of the LLM programme for whatever reasons and/or to demonstrate due diligence in seeking work in the maritime industry may render the recipient concerned liable to repay in full or part of the Scholarship received. The undertaking will be signed between the recipient and the Government.

*For 2016/17, the charge of each credit unit will be HK$4,710.

Applicants who wish to apply for Hong Kong Maritime Law Scholarship should submit an application letter in English to hkcmt@cityu.edu.hk on or before Tuesday, 31 May 2016. The application letter should include the following information:

  1. your online application number for the LLM in Maritime and Transportation Law, you may go
    to http://www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk/prospective/apply/notestpg to apply;
  2. your academic achievements;
  3. your internship experience (if any);
  4. your past and present working experience (if any);
  5. other information you consider relevant; and
  6. your CV (it should be separately attached to your application letter).

Applicants may be invited to attend interviews conducted by our School and the Government. Information of the applicants shortlisted by School of Law will be submitted to the Government for their consideration and final decision.