Financial Assistance and Post-entry Scholarships
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 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. Applications open every April for current students and every September for new students for the coming academic year.
The NLSFT offers interest-bearing loans to eligible students to cover tuition fees. These loans are not means-tested – there is no assessment of your family's income and assets. Applications open for current students and new students in May and September, respectively.
In addition, PolyU operates financial assistance schemes for local full-time students in government-funded programmes. The schemes are means-tested which offer bursary and/or interest-free loan to eligible needy students.
For further information, please click here.
Post-entry Scholarships and Prizes
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.
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 click here.
PolyU reserves the right to change the terms or withdraw the above scholarship. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.