Hong Kong Baptist University | Faculty of Social Sciences

Current Events

Inter-University French Theatre Competition 2016

In May, 14 students from 3 different universities (Baptist University, Community College of City University and Chinese University) joined a 3 days intensive training module with Philippe Guinet, creator of the Association Les Passeurs de Mots whose aim has been to develop workshops and trainings on the orality of the French language for over 15 years. This workshop was followed by a performance and a competition of theatrical expression of the students, which was held at HKBU. Mrs. Soizick Casteleyn, president of the French Teachers Association of HK (AFLE), officiated the awarding ceremony.

2 European studies students (Year II) were rewarded: Mr. ZHANG Yueren and Mr ZHOU Yicheng received the 1st and the 3rd prize respectively. Congratulations to all our TALENTED French learners!!!


Alexandre Yersin Scholarship Awardee

CONGRATULATIONS to our European Studies / French Stream graduate: Ms Cheung Lavender
. She was awarded the prestigious Alexandre Yersin Scholarship to pursue her studies in Digital Marketing at IÉSEG, school of Management in Lille (France). She was selected out of 40 applicants!

This scholarship offers a €660 allowance per month for the preparation of a Master degree.

Mr Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau officiated the scholarship awarding ceremony, on the 30th of May 2016 at the “Résidence de France”.

For more details, please read here

Lai Sze Fat, European Studies (French stream) graduate was awarded the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence (21/08/2015)

2015 is a brilliant year for our fresh graduate Lai Sze Fat! Not only, he was accepted by the prestigious University College London (UCL) to do a MScUrban Design & City Planning but he also received the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence to pursue his postgraduate studies. He will receive HK$250,000 to help him cover tuition fees and other expenses during his year abroad. This new scheme - which drew more than 600 applicants and rewarded 78 elite Hong Kong students "aims to support local students who have excellent academic achievement but lack the financial means to study in top-notch universities outside" indicates the Education Bureau on its webpage. The thinking behind the scholarship is to get back top students with global vision and world-class education to contribute to Hong Kong.

Mr. Lai Sze Fat matches perfectly this profile. Indeed, during his Bachelor degree at Baptist University from which he graduated with First Class & Academic Honours, Mr. Lai Sze Fat spent one year in one of the most renowned ‘Grandes Ecoles’ in France, Sciences Po Paris and he will now complete his Master degree in England. There is no doubt that, with the knowledge and the skills he had and will gain, with the intellectual, intercultural and human qualities he had and will nurture abroad, he will come back as a better citizen and he will be able to achieve his career goal - become a competent urban planner to serve his city - and make a better Hong Kong.

We would like here to congratulate again our student and wish him all the best for the future.

For more details, please click to read the newspaper article from South China Morning Post and the information of the Scheme in the Educaton Bureau's web page.