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Scholarships at The University of Hong Kong

There are 49 scholarships available at The University of Hong Kong.

Computer Science Postgraduate Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to students admitted to the full-time PhD programme.

Selection criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Research contributions
  • Personal qualities

The Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF), awards under the University Postgraduate Fellowship (UPF), or Y S and Christabel Lung (YS & CL) Postgraduate Scholarship.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

HK $70,000 to HK $280,000

Master of Public Health Entrance Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be awarded to newly enrolled candidates pursuing the full-time MPH programme from low-incomeor lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank.

Selection criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Application details

Applicants must submit an application for admission together with all supporting documents, the scholarship application form and documentary evidence of financial hardship.

Value details

Full amount of tuition fee of the MPH

Entrance Scholarships for Students admitted to Undergraduate Dual Degree Programmes

Eligibility requirements

HKU has partnered with leading international universities around the world to give opportunities for students to experience different learning environments and cultures, while pursuing two degrees. There are currently two dual degree programmes on offer - the HKU-Sciences Po Dual Degree Programme for students who are interested in arts, business and social sciences, and the HKU-UCL Dual Degree Programme in Law for students who are interested in law. Students of the dual degree programmes can obtain two Bachelor's degrees in four years.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required.

Value details

Value equivalent to a full tuition fee waiver plus an accommodation scholarship and a living allowance per year

Master of Science in Business Analytics Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be awarded to new full-time students of the Master of Science in Business Analytics programme.

The number and value of scholarships shall be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Reputation of candidates' previous undergraduate or postgraduate institution;
  • Academic performance;
  • Prior international experience;
  • Relevance of full-time work experience after the first degree; and
  • Quantitative skills.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

Normally cover or partially cover awardees' tuition fee instalment

Wong Ching Yee Medical Postgraduate Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarships shall be awarded to postgraduate students reading for higher degrees in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. 

Holders of the Scholarships shall be required to pursue their studies full-time but may undertake approved teaching assistance duties similar to those applicable to holders of University Postgraduate Scholarships.

The scholarships shall be tenable for one year at a time, but may be renewed for a further two years subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required.

Value details

To be determined on individual basis

Y S and Christabel Lung Undergraduate Scholarship for Medical Students

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship shall be awarded, as Entrance Scholarships, to students admitted to study the MBBS degree programme, on the basis of academic merit as shown at the prevailing public examinations for admission to HKU, such as Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), or other equivalent qualification.

The scholarship(s) shall be tenable for the normative period of study subject to satisfactory academic performance being maintained annually.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required

Value details

To be determined

Y S and Christabel Lung Undergraduate Scholarship for Engineering Students

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be awarded, as entrance scholarships, to students admitted to study the Bachelor of Engineering degree programme based on their academic achievements at the public examinations for admission to HKU, such as Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), or other equivalent qualifications.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required

Value details

HK$20,000 each annually

HKU Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding International Students

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merits.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

Please contact the provider

Master of Social Work Alumni Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The scholarships shall be awarded to academically outstanding candidates applying for admission to the MSW curriculum (both full-time and part-time mode).

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

To be determined by Selection Committee

Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Actuarial Science, Dr

Eligibility requirements

The major selection criterion will be based on the candidates’ entrance records attained from HKDSE. In addition, a candidate’s performance in an interview, if arranged by the Selection Committee, and a candidate’s expedient need for financial assistance would also be taken into account as helpful supplementary information in the selection.

The Scholarship is renewable per semester after the first year for a successful candidate in their years of studies as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme, subject to the Selection Committee’s satisfaction of the candidate’s academic results and his/her performance in an interview if so arranged, and provided that the candidate adheres to the University’s rules and regulations during his/her study.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

HK $50,000 or HK $60,000

Entrance Scholarships in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Eligibility requirements

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering under the Faculty of Engineering in The University of Hong Kong offered to establish entrance scholarships for students admitted to the BEng programmes of the Department. Awarded to students who are admitted to BEng programme with excellent academic performance.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

The scholarship money will not be paid directly to the awardees, but shall be used to cover their tuition fees

Entrance Scholarships in Computer Science

Eligibility requirements

The Department of Computer Science under the Faculty of Engineering offered to establish entrance scholarships for students admitted to the BEng(CompSc) programme of the Department. The value of HK $20,000 each shall be awarded to students have excellent performance in HKALE. 

The scholarship shall be awarded to students have excellent performance in the public examinations which are used for admission consideration, as judged by the Selection Committee shall each be awarded a scholarship of HK $20,000.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

HK $20,000 each

Tang Pak Kau Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarships shall be awarded as:

entrance scholarships to new undergraduate students of any faculties based on their academic performances at prevailing public examinations.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

The scholarship is offered in the range of HK $10,000 to HK $50,000

Robert H.N. Ho Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship will be awarded primarily on the basis of financial need and secondly on academic merit to four undergraduate students who are in their first year of studies in any discipline.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

HK $4,000 each

Huacheng Chinese Culture Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarships shall be awarded as:

  • entrance scholarships to talented students admitted to the University to pursue undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts for an initial period of 5 years, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Business and Economics, for 10 years.
  • bursaries through the “First-in-the-Family Education Fund” to support needy students at the Faculty of Arts by encouraging them to take part in learning activities outside the classroom, for an initial period of 5 years.

The Scholarships shall be awarded to candidates on the basis of academic merit:

  • For local candidates admitted through non-JUPAS: their achievements in international qualification examinations such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma or GCE A-levels; and
  • For non-local candidates: their achievements in international or national qualifications.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

In the range of HK $40,000 to HK $160,000

JMSC Overseas Talent Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be awarded to overseas journalists or students who wish to pursue the MJ/PDipJ programme at The University of Hong Kong, and who:

  • are non Hong Kong residents;
  • have maintained consistently good performance in the news industry and/or in academic results; and
  • have enthusiasm towards journalism and aspire to pursue a career in journalism.

The maximum value of the Scholarship awarded to each successful candidate shall be full, half or a quarter of the total MJ tuition fee of the awarding year.

The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic or professional merit; financial need shall be considered when candidates are of equal merit.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

Full Scholarship - HK $115,500; Half Scholarship - HK $57,750; Partial Scholarship - HK $30,000

Medical Faculty Springboard Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarships shall be awarded to first year undergraduate students of the Faculty. Preference will be given to students from less advantaged backgrounds , those who belong to minority groups or those who otherwise have had a harder early life than others. Students from non-traditional paths with solid academic achievements, particularly from underprivileged families, will be given priority.

Selection criteria:

  • Academic merit, and
  • Financial need

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

Annual University composition fee, hall fee and other academic expenses

HKU EMBA Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

The scholarships shall be available to new students of the Master of Business Administration programme (Executive Stream).  Decisions on granting scholarship and specified amounts shall be based on the following criteria:

a. Application date (only candidates who apply by specified date will be considered)

b. Career-related track record (including career path plus companies they work for, title held and achievements)

c. Interview performance

d. Diversity of background and other recognized achievements (if any).

e. Leadership potential as determined by recommendations (additional information may be requested).

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

The Scholarship will normally cover awardees’ third tuition fee instalment of the given intake

HKU-APEC Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

The scholarships shall be awarded as entrance scholarships to non-local students who are seeking to study for a full Bachelors degree at HKU. He/she should have:

  • an offer of admission from the relevant degree programme admissions committee at HKU;
  • outstanding academic achievement standards in their country of residence (students should be at least within the top 10% of their class in their high school); and
  • nationality of one of the APEC countries.

The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students should be within the top 10% of their class at their home institution.

Preference will be given to those who have contributed to the development of their country through volunteer work or similar, shown significant leadership potential or those who have excelled in a non-academic area such as sports, music, science/mathematics (including Olympiad successes) or debating (including MUN).

Preference will be given to students from countries with lower GDP per cap.

The University will endeavour to find internship and job opportunities in Hong Kong for HKU-APEC Full-time Undergraduate Scholarship holders during their studies and after graduation.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

Up to one full-time degree full tuition fee scholarship and two full-time degree half tuition fee scholarships; an amount equivalent to the minimum economy airfare for students whose family income is less than US $1000 pm may be added

MBA (International) Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Scholarships shall be available for first year students of the IMBA-General Stream Programme, on the basis of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) examination results / Guanli Ruxue Kaoshi (GRK) results, prior academic performance, and interview performance.

Application details

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. 

Value details

Partial or full tuition fee support