Bulletin Spring‧Summer, 2008

42   Chinese University Bulletin Spring • Summer 2008 12 Math Whizzes Receive Full Scholarships from Top Universities T welve undergraduate and MPhil mathematics students of CUHK received full fellowships / studentships from top North American universities to further their studies in September. Five of them had entered CUHK via the Early Admissions Scheme on the merit of their outstanding HKCEE results. Top universities generally provide each student with a five-year scholarship of US$40,000–$50,000 per year. The fellowships / studentships received by the 12 CUHK students amounted to more than HK$20 million. Chairman of the Department of Mathematics, Prof. Lau Ka-sing (front row, 3rd left) is heartened by the students' performance. 'We are very happy to have 12 students receiving full scholarships from famous institutions. The mathematics departments of these universities usually accept only a handful of overseas graduates per year and our students are on the list. This is recognition of their academic ability.' In the past, over 20% of CUHK mathematics graduates chose to further their studies—a very encouraging percentage compared to any top university in the world. During the past three years, over 20 CUHK graduates have received full scholarships from famous universities in North America and Europe such as Princeton University, the University of Waterloo and the Tinbergen Institute in the Netherlands to further their studies.