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Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Scholarships

Scholarships and awards aim at recognising and encouraging students’ academic achievements. They are granted to students on the basis of academic merit. Other attributes like leadership qualities, involvement in extra-curricular activities and community services will also be taken into consideration. Some scholarships are open for application, while others require nomination from departments or offices of the University.

Top-up degree students are eligible for the following scholarships:

Name of Scholarship Amount each (in HK$)
Self-financing Post-Secondary Education Fund - Outstanding Performance Scholarship
(Full-time students only)
$40,000
Self-financing Post-Secondary Education Fund
- Talent Development Scholarship
- Reaching Out Award
(Full-time students only)
$10,000
Simon K.Y. Lee Award in Early Childhood Education
(Three-year Part-time Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) programme only)
$5,000
FLASS Outstanding Academic Award (for SF Ug) $15,000 - $20,000

Financial Assistance

Students with financial needs may apply for grants and/or loans under the following schemes:

1. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) (For full-time students only)

The FASP is administered by the Government's Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. It provides a grant and/or a loan to full-time students, aged 30 or below, engaged in locally accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of higher diploma or degree. The grant is to cover tuition fees and academic expenses, whilst the loan is for living expenses and is interest-bearing. Interest is charged upon graduation or termination of full-time study. Successful applicants of FASP may also apply for a travel subsidy.

2. Non-means-tested Loan Schemes (NLSPS) (For full-time students only)

Also administered by the Government's Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency, the NLSPS provide financial assistance in the form of a loan to complement the FASP. Loans from NLSPS are solely used to settle tuition fees. The ENLS is the extended version of the NLSFT/NLSPS and provides loans to eligible students who are not covered under the TSFS or FASP to settle tuition fees.

3. Extended non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) (For part-time students only)

The Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) provides financial assistance in the form of loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of specific post-secondary / continuing and professional education courses studied in Hong Kong. Applicants should have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Hong Kong") or have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the programme / course. This does not cover students studying in Hong Kong holding student visas. For details, please refer to https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/enls/overview.htm

Non-means tested Loan Schemes operate on a full-cost recovery basis. Interest is charged once the loan is drawn down and throughout the repayment period until the loan is fully repaid. An administration fee to cover the full costs of processing and administering the NLS loan(s) is/are chargeable for each application, and annually thereafter until the NLS loan(s) and the interests are fully repaid.

4. Academic Expenses Grant for Needy Students (For full-time students only)

The Commission on Poverty approved on 12 June 2014 the allocation of funds from the Community Care Fund (CCF) for providing an additional academic expenses grant for needy students pursing locally - accredited self-financing post-secondary programmes. Each eligible student will be offered an additional academic expenses grant up to $2,280 in the 2018/19 academic year. The actual amount receivable by each eligible student is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test. Please visit WFSFAA's website for the details at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/ccf/aeg/overview.htm

5. Academic Expenses Grant for Students with Special Education Needs and Financial Needs (For full-time students only)

The Commission on Poverty approved on 27 March 2015 the allocation of funds from the Community Care Fund (CCF) for enhancing the academic expenses grant for post-secondary students with special education needs and financial needs in order to strengthen the support for these students. Each eligible student will be offered an additional academic expenses grant of up to $8,680 in 2018/19 academic year and the actual amount of subsidy receivable is to be determined with respect to the student's level of assistance assessed in the means test of the WFSFAA. Please visit WFSFAA's website for the details at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/ccf/sen/overview.htm.

6. Hostel Subsidy (For full-time students only)

Hostel subsidy is offered under the Government’s Community Care Fund (CCF) Assistance Programme. Those undergraduates who have passed the means test of TSFS or FASP (i.e. with grant offered) and confirmed to have resided in student hostels provided by their institutions for at least 75% of the time during the semesters are eligible for the hostel subsidy. The subsidy is to be disbursed on semester basis. Eligible students need not file separate applications for the hostel subsidy. The amount of subsidy will be equal to the hostel fee payable or $9,180 per year/ $4,590 per semester, whichever is lower. The actual amount of subsidy receivable by each eligible undergraduate is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test. The amount will be credited to the designated bank accounts of the eligible students by autopay. Please visit WFSFAA’s website for the details of the Hostel Subsidy at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/ccf_hs.htm.

7. Travel Subsidy (For full-time students only)

Students up to the first degree level who are successful applicants of the FASP and reside beyond 10 minutes' walking distance from the campus during term time and travelling to the campus by public transport may be eligible for a travel subsidy.

8. Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange (For full-time students only)

Established in 2015 and 2016, the Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE) and Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (SSEBR) are offered by Education Bureau (EDB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to support financially needy students to participate in outbound exchange activities. Means-tested grant up to $60,000 (for SSE) and $53,000 (for SSEBR) will be provided for financially needy local students (both publicly-funded and self-financing) of full-time locally-accredited undergraduate including top-up programmes. The amount of subsidy is calculated by applying the approved level of means test (in terms of percentage of full grant) to the maximum level of subsidy for the Subsidy Scheme based on the latest available result from WFSFAA.

9. Bursaries and Interest-free Loans (For full-time students only)

Students with financial needs can apply for bursaries and interest-free loans. These include general bursaries, hall bursaries, language immersion bursaries, bursaries for students with disabilities and general interest-free loans (subject to the donation amount and selection criteria set by donors).

10. Emergency Funds and Emergency Loans

Students facing unexpected or exceptional financial hardship can apply for emergency funds and loans.

For details of the financial assistance provided by the HKSAR government, please visit the Student Finance Office’s homepage at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/index.htm.

The above information is subject to change without prior notice. For further information about financial assistance, scholarships, awards and other student services, please contact the Student Affairs Office of the University on 2948 6720. (e-mail: saoemail@eduhk.hk website: https://www.eduhk.hk/sao/)

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