The ZALORA Scholarship is designed to turn your passion into your profession. The most creative and insightful entry based on the title "The Science of Fashion" will receive HKD 15,000 and the opportunity to intern in our offices in May 2016. The best entries will also be published on our website.
About Zalora
ZALORA is an online fashion retailer with offices in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Accessible fashion is the core of our business – we bring high street labels to Asia with the most convenient methods. We are also secretly tech geeks who love our numbers and codes as much as affordable fast-fashion. Our love for fashion and everything digital, coupled with our dedication to our customers, define everything that we do.
We recognise the importance of empowering the communities where we operate in. Through this programme, we hope to seek and nurture talent by providing greater exposure to the industry. The ZALORA Scholarship is a merit-based award that encourages innovative thinking. One student from each of these countries -Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - will be offered a scholarship and the chance to gain valuable insights in the e-commerce industry.
"The Science of Fashion"
Is fashion just another art form? We think not. Science does influence fashion, oftentimes even enhancing the aesthetics. What lies beneath the eccentricity of Alexander McQueen's cocktail dresses? What gives Peter Pilotto's sleek creations their signature look? Science provides an answer to some of the most iconic designs in fashion history. Here at ZALORA, we appreciate the importance of science in design.
Using the title "The Science of Fashion", send us your interpretations of how Fashion is a Science. What do we look for in an entry? It should be compelling, exhibit creativity, portray the ZALORA brand, and bear relevance to the title. Take up the challenge today! Applications will open on 1 September 2015.
Need some inspiration on how you can illustrate your ideas? Check out our suggestions here. If you have another entry format you would like to use, send us an email at
Files should be titled in this format: E.g: Ana_RMIT_Vietnam_Essay. The maximum size for all files is 2MB.
Who is a Zalora Scholar?
We welcome applicants from all years and fields of study in tertiary institutions found in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Any full-time student in university or specialised school is eligible for the scholarship. Having an interest in fashion is a plus, but there are other qualities we look for in a ZALORA Scholar. Aside from outstanding academic results, analytical skills, creativity, and a problem-solving mentality are some virtues a ZALORA Scholar should possess.
How to apply?
All applications must be done online. Before you apply, check if your institution is one of our partner institutions. If so, please provide a copy of your transcript and ensure that your entry fulfills the specified criteria.
If your school is not in our list of partner institutions, get your school’s Scholarship & Financial Aid Department to drop us an email at to find out how they can be a Partner.
A complete application includes:
- A completed application form.
- Your entry with the title "The Science of Fashion"
The selected ZALORA Scholar would have to provide additional documents such as transcripts and/or a certificate of enrollment. All completed applications must be sent before 11pm (GMT +8), 16 October 2015. Submit your application for the ZALORA Scholarship today!
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Terms & Conditions for Applicants
Candidates must:
  • Not be a ZALORA employee or the immediate family member of a ZALORA employee;
  • Present good co-curricular activities records;
  • Possess outstanding academic school results; and
  • Be applying for admission or is a student to a full-time course at any of the tertiaries listed on Partner Institution page
Scholarship Benefits:
  • A one-off sponsorship of tuition fees of up to HKD 15,000; and
  • Priority of an internship is given to each winner.
  • There is no fee or charge for any entries to this competition.
  • All submitted entries must be work done by the applicant.
  • The scholarship is offered to all students reading a full-time course at any of the tertiaries listed on our Partner Institution page. Successful applicants are required to submit a proof of their enrollment as a full time student and their transcripts.
  • Only applications and entries in the following languages will be accepted:
    - Hong Kong : Cantonese and English;
    - Indonesia : Bahasa Indonesia and English;
    - Malaysia : English, Malay and Mandarin;
    - Philippines : English and Tagalog;
    - Singapore : English;
    - Thailand : English and Thai; and
    - Vietnam : English and Vietnamese.
  • ZALORA will only process completed applications.
  • There will be only one (1) winner per country.
  • ZALORA reserves the exclusive right to publish any one or all of the entries received.
  • While there is no bond attached to the scholarship, each scholarship recipient is required to complete his course and attend the internship.
  • Recipients of the scholarship may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant, award or allowance without prior approval from ZALORA.
  • If the scholarship recipient decides to withdraw from the course and/or terminate the scholarship prematurely, ZALORA reserves the right to impose repayment of all scholarship monies disbursed, as well as any other damages that may be incurred.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of the Terms and Conditions of this competition. Each applicant will be required to sign an agreement detailing the procedures and expectations, on top of all Terms and Conditions, before entering into this competition.