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UNIQLO Hong Kong Scholarship Program

感謝香港 共築未來 UNIQLO獎學金計畫

Thank you, Hong Kong !
UNIQLO to provide scholarship for 10 students

We are pleased to announce the application for the 4th UNIQLO Scholarship Program.

In order to express our sincere gratitude to the people of Hong Kong on our 10th Anniversary in 2015, UNIQLO Hong Kong launched a 5-year scholarship program designed to encourage young people to take a leading role in society.

The scholarship program provides not only financial support to students, but also an opportunity for them to better understand the business operations, corporate structure, personnel and strategic development of an international company. We hope this will enable students to relate their personal growth to the overall enterprise development.

Program Objectives

The scholarship program provides not only financial support to students, but also an opportunity for them to better understand the business operations, corporate structure, personnel and strategic development of an international company. We hope this will enable students to relate their personal growth to the overall enterprise development.

Eligibility

  • Hong Kong permanent identity card holders
  • Full-time Year 3 or Year 4 student; studying 1st bachelor’s program at one of the universities in Hong Kong cumulative
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have an international vision, and aspire to become global business professionals
  • Be Responsible, self-motivated, and able to represent Hong Kong university students
  • Enthusiastic in participation of extra-curricular and group activities
  • Positive mind and have the courage to face different challenges
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and teamwork ability
  • Eager to obtain international business networking opportunities

Program Content

  • 10 awards every year
  • Successful applicants will be given a scholarship amount of HKD $20,000
  • Successful applicants are invited to participate in our 5-day trip in Japan during end of June to middle of July. This will offer the opportunity to have direct communication with the Top Management.

Application Method

Stage 1

Applicant needs to complete an application form along with your latest academic transcript and resume, send to scholarship@uniqlo.com.hk with subject “Application for UNIQLO HK Scholarship_Full Name”, before deadline.
Application deadline: 13 January 2019

Stage 2

Successful applicants from Stage 1 will be invited to complete Stage 2 in early of February, which is required to submit an essay or a video. Detailed information will be shared by e-mail.
Application deadline: 3 March 2019

Program Schedule

[Stage 1]
Submission of Application Form : 26 November 2018 – 13 January 2019
Result announcement : 4 February 2019
[Stage 2]
Submission of Essay/Video : 4 February 2019 – 3 March 2019
Result announcement : 22 March 2019
[Stage 3]
Group Interview : Late of March 2019
[Stage 4]
Final Interview : Mid of April 2019
Final result announcement : Early May 2019
Trip to Tokyo (5 days 4 nights) : End of June 2019

Sharing from 2018 Scholarship winners

9 awardees visited UNIQLO headquarters in Tokyo, Japan during June 2018. Having direct communication with Mr. YANAI, CEO of Fast Retailing Group and Mr. PAN, CEO of UNIQLO, Greater China, we are pleased to have Fontaine, Avinash, Angus, Eva and Daisy to share their fruitful experiences during the trip.

Fontaine
Bachelor of Laws,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The UNIQLO Scholarship serves as an excellent opportunity to learn about Fast Retailing as an ever-expanding business with a 3 trillion yen target in profit in 2020. I was very impressed by its strong customer-focused culture that can be traced back to its first UNIQLO store in Hiroshima, where it opened at 6 a.m. and provided milk and bread to its customers so as to offer more flexible shopping hours to students and white-collar workers on weekdays.

A particularly memorable discussion was held by Mr. KOYAMA, the Head of Chief Executive Officer Office, who worked as a public prosecutor and as the First Secretary at the Japan Embassy in the U.S. prior to joining Fast Retailing. With a similar education background, I was amazed at how he transferred his people-skills and ideology of fairness as a legal advocate and politician to his work in the private sector.

Additionally, I am grateful that I was offered my first in-house legal internship during July, in which I felt very privileged to have worked with an amazing team on diverse legal issues across jurisdictions.

Avinash
Global Business and Finance,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

As a UNIQLO scholar, I received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the UNIQLO headquarters in Tokyo, understand how the business functioned, and speak with senior executives, including the founder, Mr. YANAI. Perhaps what sunk in the most was Mr. YANAI’s unorthodox approach at inspiring his company, leveraging on slogans such as “Change or Die” to foster a powerful, competitive atmosphere. All in all, the five day trip to Tokyo was an invaluable experience, one that not only opened my eyes to Japanese business etiquette, including clothing and fashion industry, but empowered me with tangible insight as to how I could develop a future in the space in line with my dream of being the bridge between India and the East Asian industrial powers.

Angus
BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies,
Hong Kong Baptist University

The Scholarship broadened my understanding on UNIQLO, knowing that UNIQLO is not only a retail company, but a company with a vision to “change the world” with clothing. I am very grateful for the opportunity to meet senior executives, especially Mr. YANAI and having my questions answered! By listening to various sharing, I learnt the way to apply the knowledge learnt from university into real life workplace situations. As a going-to-be data scientist, I will focus my time and efforts in my future studies into the areas that I can explore how data analytics boost working efficiency, as to fulfill my dream to revolutionize the strategic planning of big companies by implementing data science.

Eva
BSc (Hons) in Computer Science,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The 5-day trip in Tokyo is not only an eye-opener but an impressive trip. From the sharing sessions by various management teams and the meaningful communication with Mr. YANAI, I had a thorough understanding in both Fast Retailing and its business structure. Through the inspiring interactions with Senior Management, I also observed the soft side of Fast Retailing. Apart from having a deeper understanding about Fast Retailing, the Scholarship also gave me grateful memories of meeting a group of people who are passionate to their life and dreams. I am glad I was part of the 2018 UNIQLO Scholarship Program.

Daisy
BSSc (Hons) in Communication (International Journalism),
Hong Kong Baptist University

Through the 5 day trip visit to Fast Retailing’s headquarters in Tokyo, I gained thorough understanding on how the global apparel chain has been developing swiftly during the last half century. The meetings with Senior Management including Mr. YANAI, Mr. PAN and other Directors were extremely inspirational. They all shared similar attitudes—open-minded, humility and courage, which I believe are the keys to Fast Retailing’s success.

During the visits to UNIQLO and GU flagship stores in Ginza, I was deeply moved by the customer-oriented operations. In the sharing sessions, the store managers unveiled some tactics applied in store design so as to improve consumer’s shopping experience, showing their commitment on providing enjoyable fashion journeys. Moreover, I was impressed by the strong bond between employees and the persistence in pursuing the dream of becoming the largest global apparel chain. Fast Retailing presents not only clothing, but a unique spirit which fuels all kinds of dream.

Terms and Conditions

  • 1.UNIQLO HK 10th Anniversary Scholarship (the “Scholarship”) is funded by UNIQLO Hong Kong, Limited (“UNIQLO”).
  • 2.Applicants must meet the academic requirement, maintain full-time enrolment and meet the eligibility requirements during the entire period of the Scholarship.
  • 3.Providing false or misleading information is an offence. If UNIQLO knows or has reason to believe that an applicant has provided false or misleading information, UNIQLO may reassess his/her entitlement. If UNIQLO terminates Scholarship on the aforesaid grounds, the applicant will be liable to repay in full to UNIQLO any payment made to him/her.
  • 4.An applicant who withdraws, cancels or enrolls not as full-time, is suspended, or dismissed from the University will lose his/her eligibility.
  • 5.The Scholarship in the amount of HK$20,000 per applicant is for tuition only.
  • 6.Copyright infringement and plagiarism are absolutely forbidden. Applicants are expected to complete the whole application process on their own.
  • 7.Applicants awarded the Scholarship must commit to participating in the 5-day trip to Japan and other related activities (if any).
  • 8.Applicants awarded the Scholarship must provide UNIQLO with the latest academic transcript immediately after each semester throughout the entire period of the Scholarship.
  • 9.An applicant who declines an initial offer of admission will not retain his/her scholarship offer if he/she reapplies at a later date.
  • 10.UNIQLO reserves the right to amend details and contents of the Scholarship. In case of any dispute, UNIQLO reserves the right of final decision.
  • 11.All information collected will be treated in strict confidence and used for consideration of the Scholarship application only. For details of our privacy policy, please visit http://www.uniqlo.com/hk/corp/privacypolicy.html

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