University of Hong Kong Entrance Scholarships for Undergraduate International Students

HKU Entrance Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors)
Provider: University of Hong Kong
Country to Study in: Hong Kong

Scholarship Description
The University of Hong Kong offers HKU Entrance Scholarships to international undergraduate students when they apply to study at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Applicants are eligible for the HKU Entrance Scholarships when they apply to study at the University of Hong Kong, and are successfully awarded a position. Scholarship awards are announced along with the offer of admission.

Once you have applied for an Entrance Scholarship, you will be automatically considered for other HKU scholarships for which you are eligible, so that you don’t have to submit multiple applications.

HKU Entrance Scholarship

Local and non-Local students applying for undergraduate studies on the strength of International Qualifications via the International/Non-JUPAS admissions scheme

Selection criteria:
Entrance Scholarships are available to students when you apply to study at The University of Hong Kong, and are awarded on the basis of academic merits with consideration of non-academic achievement.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (INCLUDING Hong Kong students)

Participating Institutions
The Hong Kong University (HKU), Pokfulam; Hong Kong.

Fields of study
Undergraduate level studies in several courses including Arts, Dental Surgery, Social Sciences, Social Work, Social Sciences (Government and Laws), Journalism, and Nursing

Number of awards
Not specified by the sponsor

Sponsorship duration
Scholarships are renewable each academic year, subject to academic requirements stipulated in the award, for the duration of the degree programme

Scholarship benefits
The value amount is up to full tuition fee waiver plus personal / living expenses. Scholarship awards can be used towards:
  • Tuition Fee
  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
Besides entrance scholarships, HKU also provides other types of scholarships for current students. Other scholarships of HKU can be applied for after you are admitted.

Method of Application
Application for this award is made online on the official website. Before you apply for the entrance scholarship, you must complete the undergraduate application first (click HERE to find out how). You may then complete the Entrance Scholarship application by logging into the admission account again.

Please note that completing and submitting your application form for a scholarship is NOT the same as applying to study at the HKU, which you must do first! The scholarship application which you subsequently submit, will be considered at the time you are made an offer from one of the degree programmmes to which you have applied.

It is important to carefully go through the FAQs and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed guidance and also to access the application portal and other important links.

Fast-Track - If you have particularly impressive results or regard HKU as your first choice, you may consider applying via the Fast-Track (Deadline for application: November 15, 2013). Offer results for Fast-Track applications will be released from January 2014 onwards.

Main Round - Alternatively, you may apply via the normal route (Main Round), and the closing date for Main Round applications is December 30, 2013.

Like most countries, the HKSAR government does not provide financial aid to non-local students. However, thanks to the HK Government’s support for the development of Hong Kong as an educational hub for students from around the world, HKU tuition fees are very low by international standards. Non-local students can undertake part-time work on campus during the semester, and can work during their summer vacation in the city. Graduates may take up full-time employment upon finishing their studies at HKU.

Application Deadline: 15 Nov / 30 Dec 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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  1. I have applied last week, Hong Kong university seem great i have only been living in China for 4 years but i can honestly say there education system is must better than ours in France.

  2. i got to knw abt this scholarshp frm study & scholarship and i want to thnk them 4 my success. aft so much troubl, am hopeful i'l b considered cos i'v reach advanced stage. thnks all u pple

  3. i need scholarship. am a new graduate from secondary sch and i want to study law. thnk you