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JUPAS - Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

Financial Assistance

 

Financial assistance mainly comes from two sources, the government and PolyU. Students are strongly advised to ensure their eligibility in applying for different financial assistance schemes.

 

The government has two main schemes for local full-time students in government-funded schemes / programmes: The Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) and The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT).

 

The TSFS is a means-tested scheme that offers grants for tuition fees and academic expenses, and loans for living expenses. The NLSFT offers interest-bearing loans to eligible students to cover tuition fees. The NLSFT loans are not means-tested - there is no assessment of your family's income and assets. Application periods for current students and new students for the coming academic year fall in April and September, respectively.

 

In addition, PolyU operates financial assistance schemes for local full-time students in government-funded schemes / programmes. The schemes are means-tested which offer bursary and/or interest-free loan donated by generous donors to eligible needy students.

 

Non-local students are expected to have sufficient funds for tuition, housing and living before accepting the offer to study at PolyU.

 

For further information, please click here.

 

 

Entry Scholarships for Outstanding Admittees

 

PolyU accords recognition to outstanding HKDSE students admitted to its full-time undergraduate programmes and grants them scholarships of various amounts offered by the University, HKSAR Government or donors on the basis of academic merit or non-academic achievements (e.g. with prizes/awards received in internationally recognised competitions).

 

How can I apply for a University scholarship?

There is no need for students to apply separately for entry scholarships. The University will identify outstanding applicants, and will inform you of the award of scholarships after the commencement of the school term.

 

Who is eligible?

All outstanding local admittees^ to our full-time undergraduate programmes will be considered for academic or non-academic scholarships.

 

Academic Scholarships for HKDSE Students

A University scholarship is guaranteed if you are a current year Secondary Six local student taking the HKDSE at your first attempt, meet the University's General Entrance Requirements for admission to full-time Bachelor's Degree programmes, and fulfil any one of the following requirements:

 

Tier HKDSE Requirements# Scholarship Amount
Top Level 5** in 6 subjects or above HK$500,000 for whole undergraduate study plus exchange scholarships including a subsidy to OxBridge of up to HK$80,000 (subject to meeting the required conditions for scholarship renewal)
1 Level 5** in 5 subjects Renewable full-tuition scholarship, renewable allowance of HK$50,000 plus exchange scholarships including a subsidy to OxBridge of up to HK$80,000 (subject to meeting the required conditions for scholarship renewal)
2 Level 5** in 4 subjects One-off full-tuition scholarship plus an allowance of HK$15,000
3 Level 5** in 3 subjects One-off full-tuition scholarship
4 Level 5** in 2 subjects One-off half-tuition scholarship
5

Level 5** in 1 subject or 
Not having any subject at Level 5** but with an aggregate DSE score of 32 or above for the Best 5 subjects~

One-off scholarship of HK$10,000

 

# Students meeting more than one of the HKDSE requirements listed will be awarded the better tier of scholarship.
For the purpose of calculating the admission scores, HKDSE level attainments will be converted to level points where Level 5**=8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1 and Unclassified=0.

 

Non-academic Scholarships (STARS Scholarships)

PolyU embraces students with special talents in Sports, Arts and Culture, Community Service and Leadership, and STEM through Special Talents Admission Scheme.  The scheme serves as an alternative admission route for students whose exceptional achievements cannot be fully reflected in their academic studies.

 

Scholarship Description Scholarship Amount

The STARS Scholarships recognise special talents in 4 domains:

  • Sports
  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Service and Leadership
  • STEM
Renewable scholarship of HK$100,000
Renewable scholarship of HK$60,000 
Renewable full-tuition scholarship of HK$42,100
Renewable scholarship of HK$30,000
Renewable half-tuition scholarship of HK$21,050
Renewable scholarship of HK$10,000

 

 

Post-entry Scholarships and Prizes

 

In addition to entry scholarships, post-entry scholarships and prizes, ranging in value from around HK$8,000 to HK$40,000 each, are normally available to full-time government-funded undergraduate students. These scholarships and prizes are usually 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.

 

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

 

^ (1) A student can concurrently hold more than one scholarship administered by the University in an academic year if the total value of scholarships received by him/her does not exceed his/her annual tuition fee payable plus an allowance of HK$50,000 unless otherwise stipulated.

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