Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers

  • Bachelor
  • HK$50,000 per year

The Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (the Scholarship) is set up by the Education Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as one of a series of measures to enhance the professionalism of English teachers in Hong Kong. The aim of the Scholarship is to attract persons proficient in English to pursue relevant local bachelor degree programmes and/ or teacher training programmes which will qualify them to become English teachers on graduation.


Both local and non-local students may apply for the Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers. Non-local students should refer to the “Information Sheet for Secondary School Graduates and Undergraduates / Graduates of Universities of Non-local Student Status” posted on the EDB website. Broadly speaking, applicants should pursue one of the following programmes in a local university: • a full-time Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree programme majoring in English; or • a full-time Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (BA & BEd) double degree programme majoring in English; or • a full-time Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programme majoring in English or a relevant subject (such as Linguistics, with English as the main language of study) followed immediately by a full-time / part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme also majoring in English

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• BEd degree: HK$50,000 per year • BA & BEd double degree: HK$50,000 per year • BA degree followed by full-time / part-time PGDE: HK$50,000 per year (for BA degree programme); and HK$50,000 (for the whole PGDE programme)


The Scholarship will be awarded to applicants whose performance is the best in all aspects. When all factors being considered are equal, priority will be given to applicants who intend to teach in primary schools, as indicated by the choice of their study programmes.

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