Master of Science in International Banking and Finance Programme (MIBF) - Scholarships

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We are glad to introduce you to this distinctive Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF) Programme, hosted by the Economics Department of Lingnan University. According to a recent study published in the China Economic Review\*, Lingnan University is ranked fifth among all economic research institutions in China (including Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau) in the period 2005 – 2009 based on the publications in top 50 economics journals.
The overriding aim of this program is to provide a broad-based set of problem-solving skills especially suited for those who are holding or anticipating positions as managers, financial analysts or economists in the banking and finance industry, big multinational corporations and government or international organizations. More specifically, we strive to achieve the following objectives:
to provide students with the latest theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of international banking and finance;
to prepare students for rapidly changing world, with updated knowledge about the economic and technological environment, fully aware of their impact on modern day banking and finance;
to equip students with the necessary analytical and quantitative skills for working in the field of international banking and finance or other related areas;
to extend students'working knowledge of international banking and finance in Hong Kong and the Asian-Pacific region


Applicants should possess a recognized good first degree in a relevant field, OR a recognized first degree plus relevant working experience, other acceptable and equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants should normally have a score at internationally recognized English tests with scores equivalent to TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based test) or 90 (internet-based test) or IELTS 6.5 or above. Applicant may be invited to sit-in an interview for assessment of their English language ability.


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Maximum 3 full scholarships (including the full tuition fee of HK$126,000 for local student, or HK$145,000 for non-local student, plus a stipend of HK$50,000. Accommodation in the university hostel for a fee payable by the student will also be guaranteed) will be offered each year for the best candidates.
Moreover, up to 6 scholarships will be offered (amount between HK$30,000 to HK$145,000) each year for excellent candidates.
All students admitted to the programme will be automatically qualified for the award of scholarships.
There will be a number of part-time research assistantships available in the Department every year.
Wu Yee Sun Charitable Foundation Limited donated annual scholarship(s) (Wu Ho Loo Ling Scholarship) of HK$20,000 each to postgraduate student(s) in the field of international banking and finance.
Local students are eligible for applying the Non-means Tested Loan Scheme.
The Programme is eligible for the Support of the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) for Hong Kong students.

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