IPS is a global initiative designed by the School of Business of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) to nurture future business leaders. Since launching in 2018, it has attracted many highly‑talented and intellectually-motivated international students, who demonstrated leadership potential and aspired to make a difference, to our selected full-time taught postgraduate business programmes.

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The only triple-accredited business school in Hong Kong & among the 1% of triple-accredited business schools worldwide

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HKBU School of Business is accredited by three of the world’s leading accreditation bodies – the AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. IPS scholarships are available for the below 8 postgraduate master business programmes (full-time mode, 12 months, all classes conducted in English).

There are other taught postgraduate business programmes, click hereto learn more.

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2021 Intake (class to begin in Sept 2021) Admissions Criteria:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution
Proof of English proficiency by IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants whose bachelor’s degrees are obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English)
Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an online interview and/or a written test

IPS Scholarship Eligibility:You will stand as a strong candidate if you are:

An outstanding applicant for one of our 8 full-time postgraduate programmes from countries/ regions outside Mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong
A future leader who is determined to make a positive impact on the business community and the wider world
Committed to take part in HKBU’s internationalisation projects and activities during the study period
***The admission committee of each programme will evaluate each application thoroughly based on all the information submitted in the online application as well as the applicant’s interview and/or written test performance. Please note that IPS is a competitive scholarship for highly-qualified international students. The programme office may offer a scholarship other than IPS, or even no scholarship, to an admitted international student.***Click here to learn more about the scholarships, other than IPS, offered to the international students by the programmes.

How To Apply:

Submit your application online to one of the 8 full-time masters programmes. Competition increases as the year progresses, so we recommend starting your application early.
Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$450.
All the prospective students who have submitted the online application to one of the eight selected programmes will be considered for the qualification of IPS or other scholarships simultaneously. A separate application for a scholarship is not required.

Application Timeline (Sept 2021 intake):

28 September 2020Start of applicationLate August 2021Programme OrientationsSeptember 2021Start of 1 st semester
From February
to April 2021Application deadline (different deadlines applicable to different programmes, please check the respective programme page for up-to-date information on the application deadline.)
June to July 2021Student visa application
November 2020
to June 2021Candidates contacted for admission and IPS interview
Until July 2021Offer of admission

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