Founded in 1981 by Sir Dr David Li, The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong (known as ‘The Friends’) has raised and managed a scholarship fund called The Prince Philip Scholarship and has been supporting numerous promising students from Hong Kong to study at Cambridge University since 1982. The Prince Philip Scholarship includes a non-means tested cash award per annum. One Hong Kong-London economy class return air ticket will also be awarded free of means test results. Scholars may also claim, where necessary, the full costs of tuition and subsistence. In addition to the administration of the scholarship, The Friends also organise alumni social activities, mentorship program, secondary school program, charity, prominent alumni profile and more.
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The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong
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The Cambridge experience, which is much more than just the academic pursuit in one of the best universities in the world, has benefitted a few privileged ones from Hong Kong. The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong, through generous donations from Hong Kong and the Prince Philip Scholarships Scheme in particular, has in the past eighteen years significantly extended that privilege to many talented young men and women from Hong Kong who would otherwise not have the opportunity or the financial means to study at the University of Cambridge.
The Prince Philip Scholars are undoubtedly the pride of Hong Kong. More than one-third of them have gained first class results in every examination they have taken there. By spending their formative years in Cambridge, studying under the supervision of leading academics together with other young people of the top calibre and different nationalities, our scholars have also gained the much needed intellectual stimulation and international exposure.
Today, many of our Scholars and their fellow Cambridge graduates are back in Hong Kong, making significant contributions in different sectors of society including academic, government, business, legal, medical, technical and many others. They are the invaluable assets of Hong Kong.