Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program, South Korea

Publish Date: Feb 10, 2016

Deadline: Feb 29, 2016

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program

The Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) was founded by Mr. Ronald Kee-Young CHAO, a Hong Kong-based Chinese philanthropist and businessman educated in Japan. The Scholarship Program was launched through the Bai Xian Asia Institute (the Institute) in Spring 2014. The Institute has a distinctive vision to groom future leaders in Asia to serve the community and help nurture harmony among Asian countries, especially among people from Japan and China. The Scholarship Program aims to support a group of elite Asian young people to pursue academic excellence and develop cross-cultural sensitivity.

The Scholarship Program provides full scholarship for successful applicants to pursue full-time Master of Philosophy (MPhil) studies, a postgraduate research degree comprising both coursework and independent research, in any discipline. The normal completion time for the full-time MPhil studies is two years. For the academic year of 2016-17, ten awards will be offered.

Full Scholarship

Each awardee receives HK$16,666 (~US$2,200) per month for a maximum of 2 years, covering tuition fees, accommodation, daily subsistence and other related expenses. As part of the Scholarship Program, awardees will have to complete the following specifically designed cultural enrichment activities.

As part of the Scholarship Program, awardees will have to complete the following specifically designed cultural enrichment activities:
A 3 – 4 weeks' summer camp organized by the Institute. The camp will be held in either South China or Japan;
A 1-credit cross-cultural comparative study course on Sino-Japanese, Korean-Japanese or Sino-Korean-Japanese topic, under the supervision of faculty from the School of Humanities and Social Science;
Asian Language Studies;
Leadership training in the form of talks and activities; and
Off-campus events including visits and seminars aiming to enrich students’ historical, cultural and economic knowledge of Asian countries.


The AFLSP is open to students from East, Southeast and South Asian countries, with priority given to Japanese. Applicants should have:
At least a recognized bachelor's degree;
Outstanding academic performance and research ability;
High proficiency in English; and
Enthusiasm for cross-cultural studies in Asia.

Application Procedures

Lodge an application for the MPhil studies via HKUST Postgraduate Online Admissions System
Obtain the AFLSP 2016-17 application form here
Upload the duly completed application form and CV/ Resume to the Session of "Other additional documents" of the HKUST Postgraduate Online Admissions System

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Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions Team
Office of Postgraduate Studies

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