Eligibility Criteria – Applying to The Nature of Water Scholarship

Applicants must show significant financial need to be eligible for the scholarship. Disbursement of funds is contingent on accepting an offer from a Canadian college or university.

Eligibility Criteria – Applying to Canadian Universities + Colleges

Programs at individual universities and colleges each have their own set of varying eligibility requirements.  Many expect English language proficiency test requirements, as well as a completed HKDSE diploma, a completed IB diploma, or other secondary level education diplomas up to the consideration of the university. Specific programs may also require AP or SAT subject tests. Please read the eligibility requirements of your desired university or college program carefully and make your preparations as early as possible. If you have enquiries or need clarifications on eligibility, email university admissions directly.

The Application Process

Applications open mid-February.

Applicants must complete two rounds of questionnaires, each adjudicated independently by the Nature of Water selection committee.

The selection committee will review all round one applications and invite shortlisted candidates to complete a second questionnaire. Only successful round one applicants will be invited to complete a second questionnaire.

Individual or group interviews may be required at the discretion of the selection committee. These interviews are an opportunity for candidates to connect with one another and gain valuable interview experience. All interviews are conducted in English.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email before April 1.

Please note: the deliberations of our selection committees are confidential. All decisions are final and not eligible for appeal.

Pathway to Citizenship

The Canadian government has issued guidance on how an education in Canada could be a pathway to citizenship for Hong Kong passport holders as well as Hong Kong BNO passport holders. Please click here to read more.