Scholarships Overview

Renaissance College Hong Kong is home to extraordinary students from the local and international community who excel in the classroom, stage and sports field.

We are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships to deserving students who can share their unique talents with the RCHK community, while receiving the benefits of private education in an English medium school.

General Information about the Scholarships

Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK) is a world-class co-educational independent school and an IB World School. Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s New Territories, the College was established as the flagship of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) in 2006 to serve the needs of the local and international expatriate community in Hong Kong.

Students are educated from Year one to university entrance (Year 13) on one campus, guided by an experienced international faculty. Our student body comprises 41 nationalities, with 21 languages represented on campus. English is the medium of instruction.

Apple Asia describes Renaissance College as a leading school in the region and technology is integrated college-wide throughout the curriculum.

Renaissance College encourages students to pursue knowledge, learn through service, and strive to build a better world through action.

Our Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme is integral to college life. Students participate in a myriad of artistic, musical, sporting, and service activities conducted on and off-campus.

The Renaissance College Scholarships and Financial Aid Programme provide pathways for motivated and talented secondary students who strive for excellence and are empowered to take progressive action.

The objectives of the program are to encourage and motivate our students to strive for academic excellence and balanced development, and to ensure students deserving of an excellent education are not constrained by financial considerations.

Full scholarships are attainable for students from Year 7 to Year 13, while the Financial Aid programme is offered on a needs basis throughout the academic year to all year levels, provided the College has places available.

Scholarship criteria are based on demonstrated academic ability, artistic and creative aptitude, sporting prowess and a commitment to service and leadership. Applicants should choose from one of five scholarships: academic, music, theatre, visual arts and sports. Candidates are advised that the process is detailed and rigorous.

The next round of scholarship applications will begin on 9 January 2023 and the deadline for receipt of applications is 3 March 2023. The complete timeline of the application process can be found

Types of Scholarships


Academically talented students often show high levels of abstract thinking, verbal and numerical reasoning, spatial relations, rapid information processing, memory and word fluency. They have the ability to be flexible and cooperative, a commitment to performance and high academic standards.

Students applying for academic scholarships should show a demonstrated ability to foster advanced analytical, critical and creative thinking skills essential to achieving success in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) / Career-related Programme (CP).

A key feature of Renaissance College MYP and DP / CP is student involvement in the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) Programme.

Renaissance College students have the opportunity to become involved in public speaking and debating, sporting and arts competitions and events, student leadership programs, and service to community.

Renaissance College scholarship students should strive to engage in rigorous and stimulating learning and enrichment experiences both within and beyond the classroom.

Academic scholarships are open to students in Year 7 to Year 13.


Theatre Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate a commitment to, passion for, and who have outstanding achievement in Drama and Theatre Arts. Students are expected to excel in one or more of the following focus areas in Drama and Theatre Arts: Performer, Creator, and Leader. Students can apply for a performance-based Theatre scholarship, with a focus on performing, directing, and/or creating, or a technical Theatre scholarship, with a focus on design, stagecraft, and/or technical theatre.

It is expected that candidates will make a significant contribution to Drama and Theatre Arts at the college and that they have relevant experiences contributing either at Renaissance College, or their present school community, or within the wider community. Theatre Scholars will be active contributors to Drama and Theatre Arts activities at the Renaissance College, as well as helping to engage other members of the school community in Drama and Theatre.

Theatre scholars are expected to study Theatre in Year 10 and 11 and Theatre as a subject in Years 12 and 13.


Renaissance College invites talented music students to apply for Music Scholarships. Students can apply for a performance-based Music scholarship or a technical Music scholarship with a focus on creation and compositional work of music.

Students will be expected to act as role models for the Music curriculum and after-school activities, both assisting teacher-led activities and running their own ensembles. As mentors to younger students, Music Scholars will have opportunities to work with primary students, as well as enjoying enhanced performance opportunities. Music Scholars are expected to study DP Music in Years 12 and 13.

Students applying for Music Scholarships should strive to develop their ability and love for music through music creation, analysis, performance and reflection, and by attending a range of music activities both inside and outside school. Music is timetabled within the regular curriculum but students also have the opportunity to participate in various musical activities and demonstrate their leadership potential. In recent years Music Scholars have been awarded places for further education at Berkeley College of Music, Eastman School of Music, Imperial College London and Manhattan School of Music.


Sports Scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of outstanding achievement in Sports. Students applying for this scholarship must be achieving at a very high level in their chosen sport, which needs to be a sport in which RCHK competes in our seasonal sports programme. ( Prospective candidates must demonstrate high achievement and effort in Physical and Health Education and athletic programmes and have a commitment to leading and developing the sports culture at the college.

Sports Scholars are expected to attend and assist in sports and promotional events at the college such as tournaments, scholarship evenings and the School Fair. It is an expectation that a sports scholar be committed to representing the school team in their chosen sport in both the ISSFHK and HKSSF leagues, whilst also taking part in the school team in any overseas competitions such as ACAMIS tournaments, which are hosted by International schools, often in neighboring countries. It would be advantageous for prospective candidates if they have previously participated in a second RCHK Black Kites sports team.

Under the Sports Scholarship programme, students must maintain a very high standard in Physical and Health Education classes and co-curricular commitments whilst meeting overall academic standards. They are also expected to continue developing their sporting skills and knowledge beyond school commitments.

Sports scholarships are open to students in Year 10 to Year 13.

Visual Arts

Visual art scholarships honour students who demonstrate outstanding artwork with clear evidence of technical proficiency and a distinctive personal aesthetic. Students are expected to excel in the practice of art and be willing to take part in the co-curricular activities of the art department.

Talented art students at the college will be exposed to a stimulating environment, a multi-disciplinary approach, a wider and deeper understanding of art within its historical context, and a broader sense of career perspectives and opportunities. Visual art scholars are expected to study Visual Arts subject, in Years 12 and 13.

Visual Art scholarships are open to students in Year 10 to Year 13.

Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES)

Financial Aid Scholarship

Renaissance College has introduced a Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES) to support deserving students in Hong Kong. This Financial Aid Scholarship provide 100 per cent of tuition fees.

Applicants are strongly advised to consider the following general admissions criteria:

  • Applicants must be able to cope with an English-medium curriculum
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate self-discipline and responsibility
  • Applicants are advised that the process is rigorous and detailed

YES Scholarship Application Form

There is no deadline for YES scheme applicants. Fully completed applications are considered on a needs basis throughout the academic year, provided the College has places available.

Selection Process

All applicants will first go through the College’s general admissions process to ensure they can cope with an English medium curriculum.

YES scholarships are based on the financial need of applicants, so a full disclosure of the applicant’s financial background is required to allow the College to allocate funds responsibly.

Applicants and their parents, guardian or sponsor will then be invited to attend an interview at the College. The interview allows us to assess whether the College is able to provide a sustainable learning and pastoral programme for the applicant. It also allows applicants and their families to become better acquainted with the philosophy and practices in place at RCHK.

Selection Policy

The Renaissance College Scholarship Programme Committee will select students for admission to the YES scheme. General admission criteria will inform and guide all selection decisions.

To be eligible to apply for the YES scheme, the applicant must:

  • Have a place of abode in Hong Kong
  • Have a parent, guardian or sponsor in Hong Kong
  • Have proficient written and spoken English
  • Provide evidence of economic circumstances that qualify them for financial aid
Award Disbursement

The Renaissance College Youth Empowerment Scholarship (YES) covers 100% of tuition fees for an entire academic year, subject to student’s continuing eligibility.

Depending on the applicant’s financial situation, the YES scheme may also cover extra expenses such as:

  • Textbooks
  • Stationery
  • School uniforms
  • Field trips
  • Lunch programme
  • Miscellaneous charges
Maximum Duration

Students are eligible to hold a place in the Renaissance College YES scheme for an agreed tenure. Tenure will be established on admission and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Scholarship Information Evening

Click on each icon below to view the slides from our Scholarship Information Evening held at RCHK on 1 February 2023.


Wilma Shen, Scholarships Manager
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