Education Fund

The Belgium-Hong Kong Society Education Fund is open for application.

The BHKS Education Fund was established by the Society in 2010 to sponsor exchange activities of young people between Belgium and Hong Kong with a view to promoting stronger and more sustainable ties between the two places.

The Belgium-Hong Kong Society (BHKS) invites applications for financial sponsorship from the BHKS Education Fund.

Background

The BHKS was formed in Brussels, Belgium in 1986 to promote bilateral economic, social and cultural exchanges between Belgium and Hong Kong.  The Society comprises Belgian business leaders who are connected with Asia, Mainland China and Hong Kong.  More information about the Society can be found on its website <www.bhks.be>.  

The BHKS Education Fund was established by the Society in 2010 to sponsor exchange activities of young people between Belgium and Hong Kong with a view to promoting stronger and more sustainable ties between the two places.

Nature of exchange activities

The BHKS Education Fund aims at supporting the following projects:

·    Familiarization visits to Hong Kong;
·    Short-term academic exchange programmes between Belgium and Hong Kong; and  
·    Other projects to enhance cultural exchange between Belgium and Hong Kong

As a reference, these activities can take the form of a study tour to Hong Kong or a project to promote Hong Kong culture and arts in Belgium.  The proposed projects must be non-profit-making.

Who may apply?

Any student organizations/associations formed in universities and other tertiary institutions in Belgium.  Application made by individual students will only be considered under very exceptional circumstances.

Selection criteria

In considering the applications, the Society will take into account the following factors:

a)    effectiveness in promoting a better understanding between the younger generations from Belgium and Hong Kong;
b)    effectiveness in fostering closer bilateral academic, social and cultural exchanges between Belgium and Hong Kong;
c)    innovation of the project e.g. whether the project involves innovative ideas in promoting the ties between the two places; and
d)    number of students to be benefitted from the project.

Other points to note

·    The Society does not accept any responsibilities for any claims, demands or liabilities arising from the sponsored project. The sponsored organiser should take out appropriate liability insurance for the project concerned (including public liability insurance).

·    Application is open throughout the year. Application will be vetted by the Board of the Society.  Applicants will be informed of the outcome by the BHKS Secretariat in writing within three months after the submission of the application.  

·    The notification letter issued to successful applicants will specify the activity/activities sponsored and the amount of sponsorship. The sponsored project should be organised in accordance with the details set out in the application form. The Society reserves the right to withdraw the sponsorship if changes are made to project details without prior approval from the Society.

·    Successful applicants are required to submit a project report and a financial report within one month upon completion of the project to the BHKS Secretariat.

How to apply?

Interested applicants can submit the completed application form, together with the supporting documents to the BHKS Secretariat:

The BHKS Secretariat
Rue d'Arlon 118, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel : +32(0)27 75 00 88
Fax : +32(0)27 70 09 80
E-mail : info@bhks.be
Website : www.bhks.be

Enquiries

For any enquiries on the BHKS Education Fund, please contact the BHKS Secretariat.

BHKS Education Fund Application Form
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