The University administers various scholarships and awards on behalf of individual and corporate donors. Most are offered to students on the strength of academic merit and the recommendations of a School or department. Other scholarships may have conditions specified by the donors. Program-specific scholarships are also available for some taught postgraduate programs. Details are available at the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office website.
Students of self-financing taught postgraduate programs who have the right of abode in Hong Kong are eligible to apply for financial aid from the Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. Holders of student visas are not eligible to apply for any financial aid from SFO, irrespective of their number of years of residence in Hong Kong. Assistance is offered through the following schemes:
- Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)
Under this scheme, non-means-tested financial assistance is provided in the form of a loan to eligible students, up to the amount of tuition fees. Students have to repay the loan at a cost recovery interest rate within a specified period after graduation or upon leaving the University. Application forms and further details are available at the SFO website.
- Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
The Continuing Education Fund (CEF) subsidizes adults with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of the tuition fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of approved reimbursable course(s). Application forms and further details are available at the CEF website.
Students with financial difficulties are urged to apply for government assistance as soon as it is open for application.
Students with additional financial needs may apply for loans and bursaries administered by the University. In general, these funds are used to supplement, but not substitute for, government financial assistance. Details of loans and bursaries are available here.