Scholarships and Internship
To provide an extra incentive to our students to discover the allure of economics, the Economics Department decided to award the “Best Economics Students Awards” to top students from Discipline Major in Economics of BSocSc (Hons) Programme, each student will be awarded up to HK$5,000:
The Awardees of the 2019-20 Best Economics Students Awards are (in Alphabetical order):
CHAN, Hon Chuen Fourth Year BSS (Economics Major)
CHANDRA, Sonal Third Year BSS (Economics Major)
YEUNG, Kong Lung Third Year BSS (Economics Major)
Full Scholarships offered by the MSc. in International Banking and Finance (MIBF) Programme and MSc. in International and Development Economics (MIDE) programme (AY2019-20)
MIBF: Up to TWO FULL SCHOLARSHIPS (each including a full tuition waiver plus a stipend of $50,000)* will be awarded to students from Discipline Major in Economics of BSocSc programme at Lingnan University.
MIDE: ONE FULL SCHOLARSHIP (including the full tuition fee waiver plus a stipend of $50,000)* will be awarded to student from Discipline Major in Economics of BSocSc programme at Lingnan University.
*subject to review
Summer Internship Programme
Effective from 2014-15, the Economics Department offers up to two internship opportunities to students in Discipline Major in Economics or International Economy and Politics (IEP) / Social and Public Policy Studies (SPPS) Stream of BSocSc (Hons) Programme via our annual Summer Internship Scheme. These students will have the opportunity to get solid trainings in conducting research in economics. They will be under direct supervisions by our economics professors and provide research support on serval economics projects in summer for two months. The application period will be in March/April every year.
The internship offers me a good chance to practice how to understand real-world activities with economic perspectives. As a student majoring in economics, it is important to apply the knowledge learnt from the classrooms and develop economics analysis practically. At the same time, I gained a deeper understanding of academic research. My research skills were improved within this period, such as preparing reports and data processing. Furthermore, this internship benefits me when I develop my future career plan. I wish I could equip with advanced analytical skills in the future study. Apart from my growth during this period, I was very glad to build friendships with many members of the Department of Economics. In general, I am grateful I could have this precious opportunity to improve myself.
My overall research skills have been enhanced. Under the guidance of Prof. Lin, I conducted a literature review for basic information about government outsourcing in Hong Kong. To be able to submit my work on time, I read them quickly and accurately. As a result, my speed of reading becomes faster. Furthermore, with all the relevant information, I needed to draft a report on the current situation of government procurement in Hong Kong. To present it in an objective manner, I needed to take the citations frequently and carefully.
Due to the time conflict with my exchange program, I have only worked for a month in this internship program. However, what I have learnt is very useful for me to boost my research skills. Having understood these skills, I am sure that they will be conducive to my further studies. All in all, this research has made me a fruitful experience in this summer holiday.
Apart from the technical knowledge I had from the internship experience, I also built up valuable friendships with teachers and other research assistants. From interactions with all these amazing people, I received a lot of useful information and it helped me to navigate my life better.