Harilela Scholarship

Established in 2013, the Drs Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarship Fund currently provides scholarships support for students from Hong Kong who wish to study a postgraduate course at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.

Scholarship Overview

The Harilela Scholarship supports students from Hong Kong and China who wish to study a postgraduate course at Edinburgh Napier University but face financial barriers to doing so. Successful applicants will be awarded £2,500 towards the cost of their fees, paid directly to the University’s fees office.


Eligibility Guidance 

To be eligible to apply for the Harilela Scholarship you must be from Hong Kong or China and have a firm postgraduate offer (conditional or unconditional) from Edinburgh Napier University. You have made your deposit payment towards your fees, and satisfy the below criteria:

  • Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 from a UK honours degree,
  • OR an upper-second class degree in a Hong Kong honour degree,
  • OR 80% from a Chinese Benke degree

Application Process

The application deadlines for Harilela Scholarship funding are
For January 2025 intake, 21 November 2024
For September 2024 intake, 21 July 2024

To check your eligibility and apply, please contact china@napier.ac.uk

Please contact china@napier.ac.uk if you have any questions about the Harilela Scholarship and the application process. 


The decision of the awarding committee is final.  Applicants have no right of appeal.