The D. H. Chen Foundation is a Hong Kong-based private philanthropic organization that supports worthy causes in education, social welfare and healthcare, as well as the promotion of Buddhist values. It was founded in 1970 by Dr. Din-hwa Chen, an ardent philanthropist and a devout Buddhist, whose vision of supporting community initiatives continues to drive the Foundation’s work to this day.

Over the past 45 years, the Foundation has supported numerous charitable projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other parts of the world with significant results. The Foundation identifies, develops and supports innovative, sustainable and deserving projects which realize synergic benefits.

The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarships have been established by The D. H. Chen Foundation to provide full funding for undergraduate students from Hong Kong demonstrating exceptional academic merit who may be prevented from taking up their course of study due to financial circumstances. Two Scholarships will be awarded annually from 2016/17.

In addition to scholarship funding, The D. H. Chen Foundation will also provide internship funding for the Scholars. The internships will have a maximum value of £2,500 per Scholar and will help enable Foundation Scholars to pursue otherwise unpaid internship opportunities to gain insight and experience into their chosen career path.

Who are eligible?

Nationality and Residency: Ordinarily resident in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Fee status: Overseas
Level of study: Undergraduate
Year of study: New students
Subject: All subjects in the course listing, except medicine
College: All colleges
Other criteria: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. The information that you provide in your application form will be used to assess how you meet these criteria.


It covers the tuition fees, college fees and a grant towards living expenses. Scholars can also receive up to £2,500 to undertake one internship anywhere in the world during their studies.


  1. Applications for those with an offer to study at Oxford from October 2017 are currently open. Read the Guidance notes and submit your application via the Undergraduate scholarships application form.
  2. Applications must be submitted by 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 15 February 2017.
  3. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in May 2017.

Please note:

You must have made an application to the University through UCAS by 15 October 2016 and have received an offer before applying for the scholarship.

You need to complete the Undergraduate scholarships application form (selecting 'The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship' in Section A) and arrange for a reference to be submitted on your behalf. Please note that they cannot consider applications from candidates who have not been offered a place at Oxford.