There are numerous scholarships available to support your studying and living here in Hong Kong. So please don’t miss any of them when planning your study!
A number of scholarships and awards are offered by the HKSAR Government, post-secondary institutions and other public or private organisations to assist non-local students finance their education in Hong Kong. Some are available solely for non-local students, and others are awarded on a competitive basis to all students regardless of nationality or residency status.
Non-local students are welcome to apply for the following scholarships and awards offered by the HKSAR Government -
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Scholarship recognises the achievements of outstanding local and non-local students studying in the eight University Grants Committee-funded universities, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and the Vocational Training Council. The scholarship is HK$80,000 (approximately US$10,300) per year for non-local students. Besides, starting from the 2012/13 academic year, up to ten scholarships would be offered to first-year non-local full-time students from ASEAN countries, India and Korea, who are enrolled in publicly-funded degree programmes in Hong Kong. The scholarship would cover full tuition fee of the awardees starting from the 2018/19 academic year.
The Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund provides scholarships to outstanding local and non-local students pursuing full-time locally-accredited self-financing sub-degree or bachelor’s degree programmes. The scholarship is HK$80,000 (approximately US$10,300) per year for non-local recipients of Outstanding Performance Scholarship.
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, which was launched in 2009, aims to attract the best and brightest students from around the world to pursue PhD programmes in Hong Kong. The Fellowship Scheme provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. Additional support may be provided by their institutions for awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree.
Students from countries/regions along the Belt and Road are also welcome to apply for the following Belt and Road Scholarships funded by the HKSAR Government or private donations –
Belt and Road Scholarship
The Scholarship is established with a view to attracting more outstanding students from countries/regions along the Belt and Road to pursue first-year full-time publicly-funded undergraduate studies in Hong Kong.
All awardees would receive a scholarship to cover their tuition fees. In addition, bursary would be provided to financially needy awardees under specific schemes.
Interested students should submit applications for undergraduate admission to the publicly-funded local degree-awarding institutions as listed below.
The Scholarship is now open for Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. It will be expanded to other countries along the Belt and Road regions by phases.
Belt and Road Scholarship (Indonesia)
Commencing from the 2016/17 academic year, up to 10 scholarships would be offered to outstanding Indonesian students annually.
Funding Source: HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (Scholarship), The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (Bursary*) and Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (Bursary^)
* Applicable to awardees of 2016/17 intake
^ Applicable to awardees of 2017/18 intake
Belt and Road Scholarship (Malaysia)
Commencing from the 2017/18 academic year, up to 10 scholarships would be offered to outstanding Malaysian students annually.
Funding Source: CMA Li Sau Hung Eddy Special Fund (Scholarship#), HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (Scholarship) and The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (Bursary#)
# Applicable to awardees of 2017/18 intake
Belt and Road Scholarship (Thailand)
In the 2017/18 to 2019/20 academic year, up to 10 scholarships would be offered to outstanding Thai students annually. All awardees would receive a scholarship of up to HK$120,000 (approximately US$15,385) per year to cover their tuition fees. In addition, a bursary of HK$50,000 (approximately US$6,410) per year would be provided to financially needy awardees.
Funding Source: Mr Chan King Wai and Hong Kong King Wai Group Company Limited (Scholarship and Bursary)
Other scholarships and award schemes are administered by the institutions themselves. You may wish to contact the student affairs or international office directly if you want to know more about the details of the schemes, including the procedures for submitting application.
Here are some of the scholarships and awards offered by various institutions in Hong Kong -
Publicly-funded Local Degree-awarding Institutions :