Thanks to a generous continuing donation from the United Overseas Bank Limited, funding is available to support student travel. This UOB Scholarship in Fine Arts supports travel for art history students to view works of art first hand and/or to engage in art-related projects or activities such as internships, research projects, or summer school programmes.

Each scholarship is for HK$10,000.

Meet the Donor and Awardees

“Our Bank, United Overseas Bank, is very honoured, since year 2017, has started to provide scholarship to 36 Fine Arts students, to let them go aboard, to exchange, and to experience this beautiful world, to get a better exposure to prepare them for a greater opportunity in future.”

Mrs. Christine Ip,
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer – Greater China
United Overseas Bank Limited
HKU alumna (BA 1986)

“I immediately got very excited, and then I am kind of relax, because I kind of relieve part of my financial burden, which is very heavy, to travel to Europe at that time.”

Mr. Jeffery Lin, UOB Scholarship in Art History recipient
HKU alumni (BA 2019)

“I just want to say massive massive thank you, to donors, and also UOB, for giving us such an opportunity because this scholarship has allowed us to travel to different world, and also to learn about different arts in the world. And it is really a special opportunity for us, and it has made us a different summer experience.”

Mr. Edmund Lai, UOB Scholarship in Art History recipient
HKU alumni (BA 2019)



The scholarship is available to BA students in year 2 or above who are majoring or minoring in Art History. A student can only be awarded this Grant once during his/her period of study at HKU.


Please submit your application form, together with the supporting documents and a copy of the academic transcripts or grades records to the Art History general office via email or in-person by the deadline.


To be announced

Application Form (Coming Soon)
Note: There is only one application form for all Art History travel grants. Submit one form only. 


Selection Process and Criteria

Scholarship will be awarded based on:

  • academic excellence
  • the importance of the travel plan to the student’s study

An interview might be required.

The selection committee is composed of the Chairperson of the Department, one other teacher in the Department, and a representative from the donor organization.

Responsibilities of Successful Applicants

Successful applicants must submit a thank-you letter before the trip, proof of travel, and a sharing report with photos on completion of the trip.