Prospective Undergraduates

Admissions

HKUST offers scholarships for both local and non-local entrants. Details of eligibility and application procedures for the 2022/23 cohort are as follows:

Scholarships for ALL Entrants
University Admissions Scholarship Scheme for IB Diploma Holders

Students with 40 or more total points in the IB (including bonus points) will be awarded IB Diploma Scholarship funding. Details are as follows:

 

IB Total Points Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2022/23 Academic Year
45 Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD55,000 p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
43-44 Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
42 Full tuition, one-off#
40-41 Half tuition, one-off#

 

Students do not have to apply for this scholarship. All IB Diploma candidates/holders are automatically considered for the award based on their verified IB total points. The University selects qualifying students and informs the selected students of their scholarship awards in due course.

 

Remarks:

#

Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

University Admissions Scholarship Scheme for GCEAL/ International AL Qualification Holders

Candidates who are admitted with GCEAL/International AL qualifications and attained an A* in at least 3 AL subjects (excluding Chinese) are considered for this scholarship. Details are as follows:

 

No. of AL subjects with Grade A*
(excluding Chinese subject)

Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2022/23 Academic Year
4 or above Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study#
3 Full tuition, one-off#

 

Students do not have to apply for this scholarship. All GCEAL candidates/holders are automatically considered for the award based on their verified grades. The University selects qualifying students and informs the selected students of their scholarship awards in due course.

 

Remarks:

#

Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

University Admissions Scholarship for Other Qualifications Holders

Academic scholarships are also awarded to top students with other qualifications based on academic merit.
 

Applicants are considered for these scholarships holistically, based on their profiles. Awards may be one-off or renewable, and may fully or partially waive tuition fees. The largest amount of scholarship funding is equivalent to the full tuition fee plus an allowance of HKD55,000 per academic year, renewable for the normative duration of study (subject to satisfactory academic performance). 
 

No separate application is needed. Normally, applicants are notified of our scholarship decision when they receive their offer of admissions.

Scholarship Scheme for International/Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists

The University sets up the Scholarship Scheme to honour outstanding International/Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists. Details are as follows:

 

Qualified Olympiad Competitions for the Scheme Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2021/22 Academic Year
International Olympiad Gold Medalists
The International Biology Olympiad Full tuition plus living allowance of HK$55,000 p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
The International Chemistry Olympiad
The International Mathematical Olympiad
The International Olympiad in Informatics
The International Physics Olympiad
International Olympiad Silver Medalists
The International Biology Olympiad Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
The International Chemistry Olympiad
The International Mathematical Olympiad
The International Olympiad in Informatics
The International Physics Olympiad
Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists
The Asian Pacific Biology Olympiad Full Tuition plus living allowance of HK$27,500# p.a., renewable for normal duration of study
The Asian Pacific Chemistry Olympiad
The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad
The Asian Pacific Olympiad in Informatics
The Asian Pacific Physics Olympiad

 

Students do not have to apply for the Scheme. The University will select qualified students based on Schools' or Program Office's nominations and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.

 

 

Remarks:

# Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HK$55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

Beyond Academic Admissions Scholarship (BAAS)

At HKUST, we celebrate diversity and recognize the different talents our students bring to the university community. Balancing interests and schoolwork can be tough. It takes immense effort and dedication to achieve double. We pledge to support young talents who wish to realize their full potential without sacrificing their academic studies.

Through the Beyond Academic Admissions Scholarship (BAAS), young talents can pursue their dreams while receiving a quality education.

  • Scholarships of HKD50,00 (one-off) 
  • Favorable admissions consideration(s)

Information Sheet 

Online Application Form:

For more details of the BAAS, please visit the BAAS page

Scholarship for Local Entrants
JUPAS Scholarship - University Scheme

To recognize the academic achievements of students, JUPAS students attaining Level 5* in one or more Category A subjects or M1 / M2 in one single sitting of HKDSE will be eligible for JUPAS Scholarships. The JUPAS Scholarships range from HKD5,000 to a full scholarship of "Full tuition fee plus living allowance of HKD55,000" per annum, renewable for normative duration of study.  

 

Students may receive additional top-up scholarships# offered by Schools or Program Office provided that the maximum scholarship limit for each student of full tuition fee plus HKD55,000 living allowance per annum is not exceeded. Students do not have to apply for these scholarships. The University will identify qualifying JUPAS entrants and inform selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.  

 

Details of JUPAS Scholarships (University Scheme) are as follows: 

 

Total number of * attained ^+ Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2022/23 Academic Year
12 or above "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD55,000" p.a., renewable for normal duration of study
10 - 11 "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD27,500" p.a., renewable for normal duration of study
9 Full tuition p.a., renewable for normal duration of study
8 Full tuition, one-off
6 - 7 Half tuition, one-off
4 - 5 Living allowance of HKD10,000, one-off
1 - 3 Living allowance of HKD5,000, one-off

 

 

Remarks:

  1. # Top-up scholarships may be offered by Schools/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 living allowance" p.a. is not exceeded. 

  2. ^ Mathematics Extended Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) and Mathematics Extended Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus) are also counted as independent subjects in the subject requirements of the Scholarship Scheme. Results for Applied Learning subjects (Category B) and Other Language subjects (Category C) are not considered in the Scholarship Scheme.

  3. + (Level 5** and 5* combined) = No. of subjects with 5** x 2 + No. of subjects with 5*

JUPAS Scholarship - Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship

The WISE Scholarship was set up to encourage top caliber female students in the JUPAS pool to join our School of Science, School of Engineering or Interdisciplinary Programs Office. Female students with a strong interest in science or engineering who obtain Level 5** in at least one Category A subject are eligible for consideration for the WISE Scholarship. On top of academic strengths, WISE Scholars are expected to demonstrate non-academic talents, achievements in science and technology competitions, and good interview performance. Students do not have to apply for the scholarship. The University will identify qualifying JUPAS entrants and inform selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.

 

In the 2022/23 intake, each awardee will receive funding ranging from a one-off award of HKD10,000 to a renewable award of HKD20,000 p.a., and will also be entitled for the University’s JUPAS Scholarship Scheme#. The number of awardees will vary from year to year depending on the academic and non-academic merits of the eligible candidates, as well as the available funding.

 

Remarks:
# The maximum scholarship limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 living allowance" p.a. is not exceeded. 

Student Athletes Admissions Scheme (SAAS) Scholarship

Being a student athlete is never easy, as it takes immense effort to juggle academic and sporting commitments. We are committed to supporting student athletes who wish to develop their full sporting potential without sacrificing their academic studies. 
 

Through the Student Athletes Admissions Scheme (SAAS) and its associated Sports Scholarship, elite student athletes can pursue their sporting dreams while still receiving a high-quality education. 

  • HKUST recognizes students who display talent in sports and contribute to sports development 
  • Up to HKD97,100 per academic year per award (renewable) 
  • Special consideration for admissions

Information Sheet 
Online Application Form 
*If you wish to be considered for both SAAS and BAAS at the same time, please also submit only one single online application.

 

For more details of the SAAS, please visit the SAAS page

CHUNG Ling Christy

2016/17