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Scholarships

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 recognize the achievements of outstanding local and non-local students studying in the eight University Grants Committee-funded institutions, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and 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 targeted 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 targeted scholarships will cover full tuition fee of the students.

  • 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 undergraduate studies in Hong Kong.
    • 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.
    • Interested students should submit applications for undergraduate admission to the following publicly-funded local degree-awarding institutions.
    • 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), Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (Bursary) and The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (Bursary)

  • Belt and Road Scholarship (Malaysia)

    • In the 2017/18 academic year, up to 10 scholarships would be offered to outstanding Malaysian students.
    • Funding Source: CMA Li Sau Hung Eddy Special Fund (Scholarship) and The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (Bursary)

  • 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.
    • 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 :

Hong Kong Baptist University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
The Education University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The University of Hong Kong


Self-financing Local Degree-awarding Institutions :

Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Centennial College
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Hang Seng Management College
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong - Vocational Training Council
The Open University of Hong Kong
Tung Wah College
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
HKCT Institute of Higher Education
Gratia Christian College


Institution Providing Locally-accredited Non-local Degree Programmes :

Savannah College of Art and Design


Self-financing Institutions Providing Locally-accredited Sub-degree Programmes :

Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
City University of Hong Kong - Community College of City University
HKU SPACE *
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
Hong Kong Art School *
Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong College of Technology
Hong Kong Institute of Technology *
Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies *
The Community College at Lingnan University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
The Open University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education *
The University of Hong Kong - HKU SPACE Community College
Vocational Training Council *
Yew Chung Community College
YMCA College of Careers *

* Institutions running locally-accredited non-local post-secondary programmes in collaboration with non-local institutions

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