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Bei Shan Tang Scholarship

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) at the University of Pennsylvania has partnered with the Bei Shan Tang (BST) Foundation in Hong Kong to offer financial assistance to residents of Hong Kong who are interested in attending the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP). The scholarship will cover the full tuition and fees of the MAPP program.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Hong Kong
  • Must be proficient in Cantonese
  • Must have an excellent command of Chinese and English
  • Must have knowledge of the culture and education system in Hong Kong
  • Must have at least two years of work experience in education
  • Must be willing to return to Hong Kong to live and work for at least two years after completing the MAPP program
  • Must contribute to the Foundation’s projects related to positive education—the form of contribution may include providing consultation to local schools, conducting sharing sessions, engaging in teacher training, delivering seminars and talks, etc.

Application process

  • Must have the MAPP application completed by March 1.
  • Must have the scholarship application (below) completed by March 1.
  • Must submit additional copies (separate from what is required for the MAPP application) of transcripts, resume/cv, and application essay directly to BST on or before January 31. Materials should be sent to:

    Bei Shan Tang Foundation
    1401C Lee Garden Two
    28 Yun Ping Road, Hong Kong

Bei Shan Tang Scholarship Application


By submitting this application and checking this box, I agree to allow the College of Liberal and Professional Studies to share the following information and documents with the Bei Shan Tang Foundation:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • MAPP program admissions decision
  • MAPP Admission committee feedback about your application

The above information will be used by Bei Shan Tang solely for considering my application for the scholarship.

By checking this box, I acknowledge that I must send additional copies (separate from what I supplied in my MAPP application) of my transcripts, resume/cv, and MAPP application essay directly to the Bei Shan Tang Foundation and that my scholarship application will not be complete until BST has these documents. These documents must be received by BST on or before January 31.

Bei Shan Tang Scholarship Recipients

Jasmine Shu-Kay Choi
Jasmine Shu-Kay Choi, 2021 Bei Shan Tang Scholarship Recipient

Founder and owner of Make Positive; Registered social worker

A recipient of the Bei Shan Tang Scholarship, Jasmine Shu-Kay Choi (MAPP `22) is ready to take her commitment to positive education in Hong Kong to the next level.
Maggie Yue Zhao, PhD
Maggie Yue Zhao, PhD, 2020 Bei Shan Tang Scholarship Recipient

Director of the Teaching and Learning Evaluation and Measurement Unit, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Maggie Yue Zhao enrolled in the MAPP program to continue her lifelong commitment of making a positive impact on the greater community.

Program format

Learn more abot MAPP's innovative hybrid program delivery model.

Am I eligible to apply?

Admission to the master's program is highly selective. Learn more about applicant qualifications.

Courses and curriculum

History, theory, research, and professional application—completed in one year of full-time study.