Chapter 6 Student Finance

(revised on 2 October 2019)

1. Tuition Fees and Other Fees

1. Tuition Fees

UGC-funded Programmes
Self-financed Programmes

2. Caution Money

All students (with the exception of students of professional development programmes) are required to pay, upon enrolment, HK$350 as caution money as a deposit to make good any outstanding debts to the University incurred in, for example, damage to the University property. Should there be no outstanding fees/fines/charges at the end of your study, the caution money will be used to cover graduation fee (including cost of the congregation and cost of the award certificate).
If you fail to settle any outstanding Institutional Fees, a collective term which refers to fees charged by the University covering tuition fees, caution money, hall fees, etc., you will not be allowed to attend the congregation nor receive any academic documents (including award of certificates) until the sum is cleared.
Caution money is non-refundable except to those students who withdraw from the programmes during the course of study and have completed the withdrawal procedures or those who are required to discontinue studies by the University. The remaining balance after deducting any fees/fines/charges that the student owes to the University will be refunded to the student within three months after withdrawal or discontinuation of studies.

3. Students' Union Membership Fee

Students who are admitted to the full-time undergraduate programmes and full-time higher diploma programmes are required to pay a Students' Union initial membership fee of HK$20 and an annual membership fee of HK$150 upon enrolment. Returning members are only required to pay an annual membership fee of HK$150 at the beginning of an academic year.

4. Hall Fees

Hall fees are subject to review on a regular basis. The lodging charge for the 2019/20 residential year is HK$12,910 for standard bedroom for students on full-time UGC-funded programmes and HK$17,540, HK$23,350, HK$15,370 and HK$17,300 for students from UGC-funded research postgraduate programmes occupying Single Room Type I, Single Room Type II, Shared Room Type I and Shared Room Type II respectively.
The lodging charge of budget room at NH/GH/RBH for 2019/20 residential year is HK$9,030 for students on full-time UGC-funded programme.
The lodging charge for non-UGC-funded students is at 1.5 times of the rate for UGC-funded students.
All student residents have to pay HK$220 for hall life education fee. Students residing in Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall or Robert Black Hall have to pay their own bedroom's air-conditioning and laundry charges while students reside in the Jockey Club Student Quarters have to share the flat's utility charges. Hall fee once paid is not refundable nor transferable.

5. New Student Friendship Day Fee

To help new students adjusting to university life, meet new friends and staff, all new full-time students from undergraduate, higher diploma/diploma in early childhood programme are expected to participate in the “New Student Friendship Day (NSFD)” on 17 August 2019. A programme fee of HK$50 would be collected. Participants of NSFD are welcome to join the Orientation Camp organized by the Students’ Union (SU) held right after NSFD. A camp fee of HK$200 will be charged by SU.

6. Other Fees

Items Fee (HK$)
Student card replacement HK$100
Academic documents#
- Transcript of Studies HK$50 per copy/set
- Testimonial / Statement of Results**
- Certified true copy
- Programme/Subject information
Experiential Learning and Achievements Transcript (ELAT) (formerly known as Awards and Co-curricular Activities Transcript)#
HK$50 per copy
Replacement of Certificate
(only applicable to graduates of higher/postgraduate diploma or undergraduate or taught/research postgraduate programmes only (except joint degree programme such as BACEE and Professional Development Programmes))
HK$400
Application for change of Programme /Major/ Second Teaching Subject/ Concentration of Studies/Teaching Subject Study (TSS)/ Specialization/Area of Study or Mode of Study HK$50 per application
Application for Course Exemption/Credit Transfer HK$50 per course (for UGC-funded programmes)
HK$400 per application (for self-financed programmes)
Continuation fee
(for students who have been approved for deferment of studies, students with status of pending for graduation and suspension of studies)

HK$300 per semester (for UGC-funded programmes)
HK$1,500 per semester (for self-financed programmes)
Administration fee to reactivate student status for the students who have been unofficially withdrawn and have subsequently settled their overdue fees. HK$300
Graduation fee HK$350
(normally, converted from Caution Money)
Graduation Gown Rental Fee:
- Doctoral Degree/ Master of Philosophy/ Taught Master Degree Graduates are required to refer to the University’s designated service provider for the details of gown rental service at this website.
- Postgraduate Diploma/ Bachelor/ Higher Diploma/Diploma Gown service will be out-sourced to a supplier by the University. Graduates who attend the congregation in year 2022 and thereafter will therefore be requested to rent/buy an appropriate academic dress themselves.
Graduation gown:  
Late return HK$30 per working day
Damaged/Lost
- Postgraduate Diploma/ Bachelor's Degree Cap HK$150
Gown HK$400
Hood* HK$150
- Higher Diploma /Diploma Gown HK$350
Hood HK$100
Visa application and administration fee for Non-Local students HK$490
Extension Fee:
- Students who have to extend their study beyond the stipulated normal study period of the following Research Postgraduate Programmes:
1. Doctor of Philosophy
2. Master of Philosophy
HK$2,631 for each 3-month period
- Students of self-financed Postgraduate Programmes (except Doctor of Education) who have to extend their study beyond the stipulated normal study period
Please refer to individual programme handbook/information for details.
-
Students of Doctor of Education programme who have to extend their study beyond the stipulated normal study period

One-tenth of the tuition fee of Thesis (42 cps) for each extended semester

# Standard postage included, additional charge is required for registered mail.
* For Bachelor's degree students
** The first copy is free of charge to final-year students. Afterwards, each additional copy will be charged.
Fees once paid are not refundable nor transferable.

Application forms for academic documents are available at the Faculties, Information Centre or from the Registry’s homepage (https://www.eduhk.hk/re).

You may also make an application online. For current students, please visit The Portal at https://portal.eduhk.hk/ and for graduates, please see the Registry's homepage at https://www.eduhk.hk/re.
2. Payment of Fees/Fines/Charges and Tuition Fees Receipts
You are required to view the Consolidated e-Billing in The Portal which includes all fees/charges such as tuition fees, immersion fees, hall fees, caution money, etc. in one billing. No hard copies of billing will be sent to you. You can settle the bills by making deposit at any branches of The Bank of East Asia Limited, Payment-By-Phone Services (PPS), Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), and internet banking services under JETCO or HSBC/Hang Seng Bank or ICBC(China) (Cross-border Bill Payment) for Mainland students. You may view the Consolidated e-Billing and payment methods by going through the following path:
Login The Portal ---> e-SIS ---> Select "e-SIS" ---> Student Services ---> Student Account ---> Account Summary
The schedule of payments for 2019/20 is as follows:

1. Tuition Fees for New Students

Programmes
Due Dates
On Registration
15 Oct 2019
13 Feb 2020
% of Payment of Fees Due
Full-time PGDE
25%
25%
50%
Full-time /
Part-time Undergraduate programmes
Full-time HD(ECE)
HK$5,000
50% - HK$5,000
50%
Part-time PGDE
Full-time PhD/ MPhil
50%
-
50%
Professional Development
Not Applicable
-
-
The above payment schedule is not applicable to self-financed programmes/ non-local students.
Consolidated e-Billing will be available in The Portal for the first semester in September and the second semester in the following January.

2. Tuition Fees for Returning Students

Programmes
Due Dates
15 Oct 2019
13 Feb 2020
% of Payment of Fees Due
Full-time PGDE / CE /HD
50%
50%
Full-time/ Part-time
Undergraduate Programmes
Full-time HD(ECE)
50%
50%
Part-time PGDE
Full-time PhD/ MPhil
50%
50%
The above payment schedule is not applicable to self-financed programmes/ non-local students.
Consolidated e-Billing will be available in The Portal for the first semester in September and the second semester in the following January.

3. Settlement of Institutional Fees/Charges

Students must settle the tuition fees and/or other fees/charges in the Consolidated e-Billing by the due dates. If, for any reasons, you are unable to pay the fees by the due dates, you may contact the Finance Office ("FO") before the due dates for assistance. Failure to pay the required fees by the due dates without prior approval from the University will result in serious consequences including withholding the issue of academic documents, de-activation of student cards and suspension of access to the University's Library/other facilities/accommodation in the student hall. You will be treated as 'UNOFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN' from the programme and your student status will be suspended with immediate effect. You will not be allowed to participate in any class activities, including Field Experience, Immersion, co-curricular activities, internship wherever applicable. Should you wish to continue your studies in the programme, you are required to pay an administration fee of HK$300 for re-activating your student status in addition to the full settlement of overdue fees. Re-instatement of the student status will not be considered for unofficially withdrawn students with prolonged overdue fees. You will be required to re-apply for admission by adopting normal procedures. You will also be required to settle the outstanding amount in your student account or penalty of loan item such as academic dress when you seek admission/re-admission or make application for academic documents to the University in future. Otherwise, applications will not be processed.
Full-time students in Undergraduate and Sub-degree Programmes/ University Grants Committee-funded Programmes are not required to apply for payment deferment if they have applied to the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) before 15 October 2019 in Semester 1 and 13 February 2020 in Semester 2 for grant, loan, and/ or non-means tested loan under the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS), Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP), Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT), and/or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). The FO will receive from the Student Affairs Office (SAO) a list of these students and when following up with the outstanding payments after due dates of the Institutional Fees, the FO will take into consideration of these students' financial assistance application results and the expected dates of receiving the financial assistance from the WFSFAA to extend or to make no change to the due dates accordingly. The extended due dates will then be updated accordingly in The Portal students' accounts, and students are responsible for checking their account balances and the extended due dates in The Portal from time to time after the due dates of Institutional Fees. Any students, who have applied for any financial assistance of WFSFAA after 15 October 2019 in Semester 1 and 13 February 2020 in Semester 2 and would like to apply for the payment deferment of the Institutional Fees, must send their applications through email (fees@eduhk.hk) to FO with justification for consideration.
Please note that there is no payment deferment for all part-time students. All students are advised to make financial planning with reference to the due dates of payment indicated above. FO will handle special requests from students on a case-by-case basis. Only cases in which students are facing sudden and genuine financial hardship will be considered.

4. Tuition Fees Receipts

Online Tuition Fees Receipt is available in The Portal. Students who have settled all outstanding balance for the selected academic year can download and print the receipts by going through the following path:
Login The Portal ---> e-SIS ---> Select "e-SIS" ---> Student Services ---> Student Account ---> Account Summary ---> Tuition Fees Receipt
3. Tuition Fees Arrangements under Special Circumstances

1. Deferment of Studies

If your application for deferment of studies is submitted before the start of a semester or before the completion of the first half of a semester according to the academic calendar of the programme (completed week will be used for calculation), any tuition fees paid for the deferred semester(s) will be carried forward until you resume your studies. You are required to pay a continuation fee within two weeks upon approval. For details, please refer to the "Operational Guidelines Supporting General Academic Regulations" in the Student Handbook.
If your application for deferment of studies is received after the first half of a semester, the tuition fees paid for the deferred semester will not be refunded nor carried forward to the resumed semester. Tuition fees not paid for the deferred semester have to be paid upon resumption of studies.

2. Add/Drop of courses

You should complete add/drop of courses within the period set by the programmes. If your tuition is charged according to the number of credits taken in the semester, you are required to pay the full tuition for any courses dropped after the add/drop period of the programmes.

3. Withdrawal of Studies

You are required to pay the full tuition fees for the whole semester regardless of your date of withdrawal in the semester.

4. Extension Beyond Normal Period of Study

If you have to extend your normal period of study to take outstanding course(s) to complete the programme, you will have to pay additional fees on a pro-rata basis according to the number of courses/credit points (including Field Experience) taken in the extended period of study.
Students of Research Postgraduate Programmes, who need to extend their study beyond the normal study period, and students of self-financed Postgraduate Programmes who need to extend the study beyond  the normal study period as specified by the respective programme, are required to pay an Extension Fee. For details of the Extension Fee, please refer to Point 1.6 "Other Fees" of this Chapter and individual Programme Handbook/information.

5. Fast Track Study

If you have completed all the graduation requirements of a programme faster than the normal period of study, you are still required to pay the full tuition fees of the programme. No reduction of tuition fees nor refund of fees will be arranged despite the shortened period of study time.

6. Credit Transfer

Upon approval of credit transfer, students still have to pay full tuition fee irrespective of the number of credit point(s) being transferred. However, tuition fee would not be charged for course(s) granted credit transfer if the fee is charged according to the number of credits taken.

7. Student Contribution to Overseas Student Activities (OSA)

In addition to the tuition fees paid, students have to make contribution for participating in Overseas Student Activities (OSA) including various immersion programmes, regional summer institute, student exchange programmes, and study visits. Some of these OSA are compulsory (which can be credit-bearing or non credit-bearing) and students have to participate in order to fulfill the graduation requirements. The following are examples of compulsory OSA:
Postgraduate English Language Immersion Programme
Postgraduate Putonghua Language Immersion Programme
BEd (EL) English Language Immersion Programme
BEd (CL) Putonghua Language Immersion Programme
Study Visit for BEd (Geog)
Regional Summer Institute for BSocSc(GES)
Regional Summer Institute for BACAC
Some of the OSA are optional or non-credit-bearing. They include:
Study visits
Student exchange programmes

The percentage of student contribution to the total cost of OSA is shown in the following table:
 
Students' Contribution Percentage to
Total Cost of OSA (“OSA fees”)
 
Pre-service Students
In-service Students
Compulsory OSA Not less than 18% of the best estimated unit cost of the OSA* Not less than 30% of the best estimated unit cost of the OSA*
Optional or Non-credit-bearing OSA e.g., optional language immersion programmes, study visits, etc. Not less than 50% of the best estimated unit cost of the OSA* Not less than 75% of the best estimated unit cost of the OSA*
* These Student Contribution Percentages to Total Cost of OSA (or OSA fees) only apply to Full-time students studying UGC-funded undergraduate programmes. Students studying in non UGC-funded programmes will have to pay full cost of OSA.
All OSA fees must be settled prior to the commencement of the respective OSA. Based on past experience, pre-service students who are successful applicants of the government Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) may be provided with additional grant by the WFSFAA after completion of the compulsory and credit-bearing OSA. The amount of additional grant is based on the result of vetting of students' TSFS application, and in terms of reimbursement to students' prior expenses incurred. Separate application to WFSFAA for the additional grant is not required. (Training/Internship/Placement/Exchange Programme will not be considered.)
Student are required to pay tuition fees and any other fees in the semester which he/she undertakes self-arranged overseas immersion/ exchange as this process is initiated by the student. (self-arranged meaning self-initiated, not arranged by the University)

8. Change of Local/Non-local Student Status

Students who have changed their local/non-local student status or visa type (such as from holding a student visa to an employment visa, or vice versa) during their period of study at the University should report to Registry for updating this change in the University's records with original copy of supporting documents. If the reported change is recorded in the University’s records after the issue of Consolidated eBilling Notice, any adjustment in fee assessment arising from change in local/non-local student status will only be effected in the following semester/term. For enquiries, please approach Registry (on change of personal particulars) or Finance Office (on fees).
4. Financial Assistance

1. Government Grant and Loan

The Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) of the Government provides means-tested financial assistance to full-time needy students through the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS)Note 1 or Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)Note 1 in the form of a grant and/or loan. The grant is to cover tuition fees and academic expenses. Compulsory students' union fees are also covered under TSFS. The loan is for living expenses and is interest-bearing at 1.0% per annum chargeable from the commencement of the repayment period which begins upon a student's graduation or leaving the University. The loan is repayable in 180 monthly installments within 15 years after graduation or termination of study.

2. Hostel Subsidy

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 HK$9,430 per year/ HK$4,715 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 mean 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 https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/ccf/hs/overview.htm.

3. Academic Expenses Grant for Needy Students

The Commission on Poverty (CoP) approved on 12 June 2014 the allocation of funds from the Community Care Fund (CCF) to increase the academic expenses (AE) grant for students eligible for the financial assistance under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students for three academic years from 2014/15 to 2016/17. At its meeting held on 9 April 2019, the CoP agreed to extend the programme for two academic years till 2020/21. The programme will continue to operate on its existing parameters. In the 2019/20 academic year, the maximum rate of the enhanced AE grant is HK$2,340 a 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. For details, please refer to https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/ccf/aeg/overview.htm.

4. Academic Expenses Grant for Students with Special Education Needs and Financial Needs

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 HK$8,910 in 2019/20 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 https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/ccf/sen/overview.htm.

5. Travel Subsidy

Students up to the first degree level who are successful applicants of the TSFS or 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. Additional loans may be granted to students who cannot afford to pay the expenses incurred from block teaching practice.

6. Non-means Tested Loan Schemes

The WFSFAA also provides Non-means-tested Loan Schemes (NLS)Note 1 for eligible full-time and part-time students. NLS loans are solely used to settle tuition fees. The NLS operates on a full-cost recovery basis. Interest rate is charged at the Government’s no-gain-no-loss rate which is currently set at 3.951% below the average best lending rate of the note-issuing banks, plus a risk-adjusted factor to cover the Government's risk in disbursing unsecured loans once the loan is drawn down and throughout the repayment period until the NLS loan is fully repaid. The NLS loan is repayable in 180 monthly installments within 15 years after graduation or termination of study. An annual administrative fee is chargeable for each application and thereafter until the NLS loan is fully repaid. The interest rate and administrative fee will be reviewed regularly. Students may apply for deferment of loan repayment if they have difficulties in repaying the loans due to further studies on full-time courses, financial hardship or serious illness.
Note 1: Students applying for the TSFS/FASP/NLS should have the right of abode in Hong Kong or have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years prior to the commencement of the programme. This does not cover students staying in Hong Kong holding student visas. Detailed information of the above schemes is available at https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/index.htm.

7. Exchange Subsidy

Established in 2015 and 2016, the Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post- secondary Students (SSE) and the renamed Scheme for Means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (Means-tested 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.
Starting from academic year 2019/20, EDB furtherly offers two non-means-tested subsidy schemes for exchange activities, namely, Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested MES) and Scheme for Non-means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested SSEBR) to encourage more post-secondary students in Hong Kong to pursue exchange activities in the Mainland and other B&R regions.
Means-tested grant up to HK$60,000 (for SSE and Means-tested 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.
Non-means-tested subsidy up to $14,400 will be provided for local and non-local students enrolled in full-time locally accredited undergraduate (including top-up) programmes under Non-means-tested MES) and non-means-tested subsidy up to $18,000 will be provided for local students enrolled in full-time locally accredited undergraduate (including top-up) programmes under Non-means-tested SSEBR. The maximum amount of subsidy will make reference to the destination and duration components.
Detailed information of the subsidy schemes is available at https://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=1847.

8. Other Financial Assistance

The University also offers the following assistance to students who have financial difficulties:
1 Emergency fund or emergency loan – for students facing unexpected or exceptional financial hardship (available throughout the year).
2 Bursaries and interest-free loans – for students with financial needs. There are four kinds of bursaries: general bursaries, hall bursaries, language immersion bursaries and bursary for students with disabilities. The following bursaries and loans are available (subject to the donation amount and selection criteria confirmed by donors):
(i) General Bursaries
Angel Care ~ Students Assistantship Projects
Apple Daily Charitable Foundation Bursary
China Star Light Bursary
Dr. Lam Kin Chung Bursary
Easyknit Bursary
Hsin Chong – K.N. Godfrey Yeh Education Fund Bursary
Mr. Koo Hon Chun Bursary
Ms Lai Shim Bursary
LUK-CHOY Kam Sheung Bursary
Simon K. Y. Lee Foundation Bursary for ECE Students
The Charlie Lee Charitable Foundation Bursary
Zheng Ge Ru Foundation Bursary
ii) Hall Bursaries
EdUHK Hall Bursary
The Helena May Hall Bursary
iii) Immersion Bursaries
Evelyn Yee-fun Man Bursary
Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund – Language Immersion Bursary
iv) Outbound Activity Bursary
Outbound Activity Bursary for Student Leader
Shine Tak Mainland Outbound Activity Bursary
v) Bursary for Students with Disabilities
Easyknit Bursary for Students with Disabilities
EdUHK Bursary for Students with Disabilities
vi) Interest-free Loans
Sing Tao Charitable Foundation Students’ Loan
Winsor Education Foundation Students’ Interest-free Loan
3 Verification of student status – for application of various travelling discount schemes.
Application details will be posted on the Intranet and Student Affairs Office (SAO) notice boards. For enquiries regarding financial assistance, please contact the SAO.
5. Scholarships and Awards

1. Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit (normally minimum GPA 3.0). Contribution in community service, participation in extra-curricular activities, leadership abilities and other criteria as stipulated by the donors are also considered. Academic units and other offices of the University are invited to put forward recommendations for scholarships while some scholarships are open for application. The scholarships are normally presented either at the University’s functions or occasions organized by the donors.
Au Bak Ling Charity Trust Scholarship (for full-time BEd students, financial needs may be considered)
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Scholarship (for full-time BEd local students majoring in Business, Accounting and Financial Studies)
BOCHK Scholarships for Outstanding Chinese History Students (for full-time first year BEd students majoring in Chinese History)
The Bank of East Asia Scholarship (for a full-time local BEd student in the third year or above majoring in Business, Accounting and Financial Studies)
The Bank of East Asia Inspiring Student Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate students with special educational needs)
Chan Chen Shu An Scholarship (for a full-time final year BEd ECE student)
Cheung Wan Memorial Scholarship for Art (for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Visual Arts)
Cheung's Family Charity Fund Scholarship (for full-time first year BEd local students majoring in Physical Education)
Chiang Chen Industrial Charity Foundation Scholarship (for full-time BEd local students studying Computer-related subjects)
Chinese Language Education Scholarship (for full-time fourth or fifth year BEd students majoring in Chinese)
CMA & Donors Scholarship (for full-time local students studying industry-related subjects)
Christina Ting Yuk-chee Scholarship (for full-time BEd ECE students with financial needs)
Easyknit Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate self-financing students)
Education Scholarships Fund – Leung Fung-ki Memorial Scholarship (for BEd students promoting to final year with good performance in teaching practice)
Elizabeth Frankland Moore Award (for students studying Special Needs programmes or Early Childhood Education programmes)
Emperor Foundation Scholarship (for a full-time BEd local student majoring in Business, Accounting and Financial Studies)
Entrance Scholarships (for full-time undergraduate students) funded by The EdUHK Foundation and various donors:
Dharma Ambassador EdUHK Entrance Scholarship (for first year local students)
EdUHK- Church of Christ in China Entrance Scholarship (for first year local students)
EdUHK Entrance Scholarship for Local Students (for first year students)
EdUHK Entrance Scholarship for Non-Chinese Speaking Local Students (for first year students)
EdUHK Entrance Scholarship for Non-local Students (for first year students)
EdUHK Sun Hung Kai Properties Scholarship Scheme (for first year local students)
EdUHK-Yan Oi Tong & HK Tai Shan Clansmen Association Charitable Foundation Entrance Scholarship (for first year local students)
Parsons Music Entrance Scholarship (for first year BEd Music students)
Wilfred Ng Entrance Scholarship (for elite athlete students studying an undergraduate programme under HPE)
Evelyn Yee-fun Man Scholarship (for full-time BEd students majoring in English or Chinese)
Friends of Hope Scholarship (for full-time second year undergraduate local students with service record and financial need)
Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited Scholarship (for a full-time undergraduate student in the Global and Environmental Studies programme)
Fung Scholarships (for full-time undergraduate local students who will be attending the overseas English Language immersion programme or outgoing student exchange programme)
Giant Year Gallery Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Visual Arts)
Hang Seng Community Service Scholarship (for second to fourth year [non-final year] full-time undergraduate students with a minimum of 100 hours of recognized voluntary service in the previous academic year)
Hong Kong & Kowloon Electrical Appliances Merchants Association Scholarship (for a full-time BA local student majoring in Chinese)
Hong Kong Association of University Women Scholarships (for full-time second to fourth year [non-final year] undergraduate and master/ doctoral female students)
The Hong Kong Children's Choir Music Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Music)
The Hong Kong Chinese Importers & Exporters' Association Scholarships (for full-time undergraduate local students who will be attending student exchange programme or Putonghua language immersion programme)
Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Music)
Hong Kong International Institute of Educational Leadership Scholarship (for full-time or part-time students with a programme duration of one year or above)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships – Undergraduate Scholarship (for first and second year full-time students from Hong Kong and the Mainland, and a local student with special educational needs)
The Hong Kong Language Campaign Scholarship for English (for full-time final year BEd students majoring in English)
HKSAR Government Scholarship Scheme - Academic Scholarship, Reaching Out Award, Talent Development Scholarship, Endeavour Merit Award (for full-time local and non-local students), Targeted Scholarship Scheme - Belt and Road Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate and full-time research postgraduate non-local students)
HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate local students)
HSBC Overseas Scholarship Scheme (for non-final year full-time undergraduate local students)
HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship (for a full-time higher diploma local student)
Lady Ivy Wu Scholarship (for a Mainland student from Huadu, China to pursue the full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme)
Dr Li Dak Sum Language Immersion Scholarship (for full-time BEd local students majoring in Chinese or English Language)
Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholarship Scheme (for full-time students):
Entrance Scholarship for Sports/ Music/ Visual Arts (for first year undergraduate students with outstanding achievements)
Entrance Scholarship for Graduates from the Mainland Universities to Pursue Taught Master Programme at EdUHK (for a graduate from Mainland University, preference will be given to applicants from Shantou University)
Entrance Scholarship for International Students (for a first year undergraduate international student)
Scholarship for Field Experience (for final year BEd students)
Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship (for full-time first year undergraduate students)
Dr Li Wai Shing Memorial Scholarship (for full-time second or third year undergraduate students with outstanding performance in Curriculum and Instruction)
Mr Leung Che Kwong Memorial Scholarship (for a full-time BEd local student majoring in Mathematics)
Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship (targeted for HKDSE graduates who excel in sports, arts and/or community service)
Mr Ng Chung Visual Arts Teaching Practice Scholarship (for a full-time final year BEd student majoring in Visual Arts)
Ng Siu Yue Memorial Scholarship (for a full-time student majoring in Visual Arts)
Rev. Bro. Paul Sun Education Foundation Teaching Practice Scholarship (for a full-time final year BEd student)
Rural Training College Alumni Association Scholarship (for full-time final year BEd-Primary local students majoring in General Studies)
Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Doctoral Programme) (for a graduating student/ alumni to pursue doctoral studies at universities outside HK)
Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (for full-time undergraduate/ PGDE students majoring in English)
Scholarship in Memory and Honour of a Beloved Teacher at EHRGPS (for full-time higher diploma local students studying Early Childhood Education)
Scholarships for postgraduate students offered by Graduate School/ Faculties/ Departments of the EdUHK (please refer to the website of the relevant programmes)
Scholarships for undergraduate students offered by Faculties/ Departments of the EdUHK  (please refer to the website of the relevant programmes)
Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme – Outstanding Performance Scholarship, Best Progress Award, Reaching Out Award, Talent Development Scholarship, Endeavour Scholarship (for full-time self-financing undergraduate students)
Shanghai Commercial Bank Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate students studying Language Studies; Business, Accounting and Financial Studies; Geography; History and Psychology)
Shun Hing Chinese Language Scholarship (for full-time final year BEd students majoring in Chinese)
Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation Award/ Medal/ Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate, part-time undergraduate and Higher Diploma students studying Early Childhood Education)
Simon Suen Foundation Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate local students majoring in Chinese Language, Chinese History or Visual Arts)
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships (for full-time undergraduate and diploma local students)
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships/ Scholarships for Disabled Students (for full-time local students with a disability)
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships (for postgraduate research local students)
Star Light Scholarship (for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Chinese)
Student Exchange Scholarships (from the EdUHK Foundation and various donors for full-time undergraduate students):
The Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association Scholarship
Christina Ting Yuk-chee Student Exchange Scholarship
The Confucian Academy Student Exchange Scholarship
EdUHK Student Exchange Scholarship
Fung Scholarships
CMB Wing Lung Bank Student Exchange Scholarship
Tse Family Scholarship (for full-time BEd students studying Early Childhood Education or English Language)
Yeung Man Kit Early Childhood Education Scholarship (for full-time higher diploma students)
Scholarship Application Schedule
Name of Scholarship
Open Application
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships – Undergraduate Scholarship
September
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Awards
September
HKSAR Government Scholarship
September
HK International Institute of Educational Leadership Scholarship
September
Hong Kong Association of University Women Scholarships
September
Au Bak Ling Charity Trust Scholarship
October
Friends of Hope Scholarship
October
Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme
October
Hang Seng Community Service Scholarships
November
The BEA Inspiring Student Scholarship
November
Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Undergraduate Scholarship
January/ February
Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Doctoral Programme)
May

2. EdUHK Student Awards

EdUHK Student Awards are granted to students by the University primarily on the basis of academic performance (GPA 3.5 or above). Performance in field experience, study load and conduct are also considered. The awardees will receive a certificate as a token of recognition and encouragement. There are two types of Awards:
President’s Honour List (for graduating undergraduate/ research postgraduate/ professional doctorate students)
Dean’s Honour List (for students studying a one-year or above full-time programme, or a two-year or above part-time programme)

(Please note that a quota is applied to the above awards, and the University has the final decision on the granting of awards.)

3. President's Commendation Scheme

The President’s Commendation Scheme is established to provide university-level recognition of students’ non-academic achievements in arts and culture, community service, leadership, sports and innovation, science and technology.  All full-time EdUHK students and student groups comprising full-time EdUHK students are eligible.  The level of achievement, impact to the area, the extent of commitment, academic performance, and recommendation by referees are considered in the assessment.  A two-tier recognition structure is offered:
Name of Award Selection Criteria
Max. No. of Awards
President’s Commendation Students with impactful non-academic achievements
10
President’s Appreciation Students with exemplary non-academic achievements
25

(Application details will be announced in October/ November.)

4. Whole Person Development Award

Name of Awards Participation Hours in ELAT Application
Quota

Dean of Students' List

(highest level)
200 hours >30 hours each in all 4 categories*, plus outstanding organizing/ leading performance in non-formal learning activities November/ December (eligible students will receive email invitation)
10
Whole Person Development Advanced Certificate 100 hours >10 hours each in all 4 categories* Automatically awarded
Unlimited
Whole Person Development Certificate 100 hours >10 hours each in all 3 categories* Automatically awarded
Unlimited
*The 4 ELAT categories are (i) Personal Effectiveness; (ii) Global & Cultural Enrichment; (iii) Citizenship & Civic Engagement; and (iv) Careers & Professional Development
Please note that this Award is for in progress students only, and the University has the final decision on granting of awards.

There are also other scholarships and awards offered by the University’s departments, offices or external organizations.  Details will be made available by the relevant unit at the time of application.  The most updated information will be posted in The Portal.  For matters regarding scholarships and prizes/awards, please contact the Student Affairs Office.

Note: The above information on scholarships and awards is subject to change without prior notice.

6. Insurance Coverage
The University has arranged the following insurance policies which are applicable to students of the University:

1. Group Personal Accident Insurance

This insurance covers all full-time and part-time students against personal accidents leading to bodily injuries, death and permanent disability and related accidental medical expenses whilst participating in the activities organized by the University anywhere within Hong Kong.

2. Group Travel Insurance

This insurance covers all full-time and part-time students against accidental death and disablement, medical expenses (due to sickness or injury), personal liability, loss of or damage to personal baggage and belongings, loss of money, flight and baggage delay, trip cancellation or curtailment and emergency assistance services etc. incurred whilst travelling overseas, provided that such overseas trips are organized or approved or directed by the University.
For details of the Group Personal Accident Insurance and Group Travel Insurance, please refer to the FO Corner of The Portal.

3. Claim Procedures

For Group Personal Accident Insurance and Group Travel Insurance, claim forms with detailed claim procedures are available from the FO Corner of The Portal and hard copies can be obtained from the Finance Office.
Note: Should there be any discrepancy between the information contained in this section and the provision of the insurance contract, the latter shall prevail.