Financial Assistance and Scholarships


Financial Assistance 

Non-local students are not eligible to apply for financial assistance from both the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and PolyU. Please therefore secure sufficient funds before embarking on studies at PolyU.


Entry Scholarships for Outstanding Admittees 

PolyU accords recognition to outstanding students admitted to its full-time undergraduate programmes by granting them scholarships of various amounts offered by the University, HKSAR Government or donors on the basis of academic merit, non-academic achievements (e.g. prizes/awards received in internationally recognized competitions) and interview performance. University scholarships are mostly tenable for the normal duration of the students' study. From 2015-16, the University has launched the APEC Entry Scholarship which will be awarded to non-local students from APEC countries* with outstanding academic achievements.


* Not applicable to students from the Chinese Mainland


Outstanding international applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships should fill in the scholarship application section via eAdmission. Those who are awarded scholarships will be informed when they are offered admission. Scholarships are allocated on a rolling and competitive basis, students are therefore encouraged to submit your application for earlier consideration.


Post-entry Scholarships and Prizes 

Post-entry scholarships, normally ranging in value from around HK$8,000 to HK$80,000 each, are also available to full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships are normally awarded on academic merit and/or according to other specific conditions as stipulated by the donors. Some are specifically intended for overseas exchange so that students can broaden their professional knowledge and widen their personal horizons.


Most scholarship candidates are nominated by the Heads of academic departments, but some scholarships are open to competition. For details, please visit here.


PolyU reserves the right to change the terms or withdraw the above scholarships. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.