Scholarships for Wikimania 2013 – applications now open

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This  message was initially circulated by the organising team of Wikimania 2013.

Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong are now being accepted. The application window is open until 22 February.

A Wikimania 2013 scholarship is an award given to an individual to enable them to attend Wikimania in Hong Kong from 7-11 August, 2013.

Two types of scholarship will be available this year. Partial scholarships will cover travel expenses to Wikimania, capped at 50% of the estimated air fare from your nearest international airport according to this page. Full scholarships will cover round-trip travel, dormitory accommodation as arranged by the Wikimania Team, and registration for Wikimania 2013.

Applicants will be rated on the following four dimensions:

1. Activity within Wikimedia (on-wiki and off-wiki) – 50%
2. Activity outside of Wikimedia and other free knowledge/software projects – 15%
3. Interest in Wikimania and the Wikimedia movement – 25%
4. Fluency of English language – 10%

To learn more about Wikimania 2013 scholarships, please visit this page

To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application form here

If you have any question, email the team at

Please note that Wikimedia UK will also be offering four full scholarships and two partial scholarships to attend Wikimania 2013. The application process is exactly the same and all applications should be made in the same way as that described above.