Application for Scholarship

Scholarship Schemes

Every year, the Fund invites application for its scholarship schemes to enable candidates of outstanding calibre to pursue:

  • post-graduate studies (including taught or research programmes) in music or dance at local degree-awarding tertiary institutions; or
  • professional training in music or dance at world-renowned institutions or to undertake less formal studies, projects or creative work outside Hong Kong.

Scope of Scholarships

The scope of the Fund's two scholarship schemes has minor difference

The scope of the scholarships is not confined to "performer training programmes", i.e. instrumental music or dance studies. Applicants may apply for non-performing studies directly related to music or dance performance, such as composition, choreography, musicology, arts criticism, music or dance education (applicable for the Scholarship Scheme (Local Studies) only) and performance-based research relating to music and dance.

Starting from 2018/19, the scholarship scheme (non-local studies) no longer support programmes relating to arts administration, music or dance therapy, and music or dance education. For the scholarship scheme (local studies), arts administration, and music or dance therapy will continuously not be accepted.

Please refer to the following links for more details about the Fund’s scholarship schemes for local and non-local studies:

Scholarship Scheme - Local studies Scholarship Scheme - Non-local studies

Application Deadline

Extended to 3:00 p.m. on 1 February 2023.

Application Procedure

Completed application forms, with all the required documents and materials, should reach the Secretariat of the Fund by hand or by post at or before 3:00 pm on 1 February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

For those who will submit their applications by hand, please place your application and other required documents into the collection box at the staff entrance of Central Government Offices at 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong. It was marked "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship Schemes 2023-2024 Collection Box for Application Forms". For those who wish to submit their applications by post, please allow sufficient time for the mailing service and ensure your mail items bear sufficient postage with return address before posting so as to avoid unnecessary delivery delay or unsuccessful delivery, please.

Applicants should submit:

  • The duly completed application form which should be typewritten (in both hard and electronic copy. The electronic copy should be saved in Microsoft Word format); and

  • (b) A USB Flash Drive containing the electronic copy of the application form and the required materials for the Pre-audition/interview Assessment as detailed in paragraph 13 of the Guidance Notes. Applicants must ensure that the recordings submitted are of high quality. Otherwise, the Fund reserves the absolute right to disqualify the application.

English version of Application Form, Guidance Notes and Guarantee Form can be downloaded here:


Local Studies

Non-local Studies

Guidance Notes

Music Scholarship

Form No. (M1)

Form No. (M2)

Dance Scholarship

Form No. (D1)

Form No. (D2)

(Annex I) Checklist

(Annex II)
Recommendation Letter

Guarantee Form

Concurrent Application

Applicants may apply for both scholarship schemes concurrently, but successful candidates will only be awarded ONE scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to read Frequently Asked Questions.


For further information, please email us at [email protected] or contact the Secretariat at 3509 7083 during office hours.