Prospective Undergraduates

Admissions

HKUST offers scholarships for both local and non-local entrants. Details of eligibility and application procedures for the 2024/25 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 2024/25 Academic Year
45 Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD60,000 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 + HKD60,000 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 2024/25 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 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 + HKD60,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

University Admissions Scholarship Scheme for Advanced Placement (AP) Qualification Holders

Candidates who are admitted with Advanced Placement (AP) qualification and attained an at least 3 Grade 5 subjects with SAT Reasoning Test or ACT are considered for this scholarship. Details are as follows:

 

SAT Reasoning Test >= 1530 or ACT >= 34; AND
No. of AP subjects with Grade 5
(AP subject requirement to be specified for each applicant)

Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2024/25 Academic Year
4 Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
3 Half tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study

 

Students do not have to apply for this scholarship. All 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 requirements and awards in due course.

 

Remarks:

 

Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD60,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

University Admissions Scholarship Scheme for HKDSE Holders

To recognize the academic achievements of students, HKDSE students attaining Level 5**/5* in one or more Category A subjects or M1 / M2 in one single sitting of HKDSE will be eligible. The HKDSE Scholarships range from HKD5,000 to a full scholarship of "Full tuition fee plus living allowance of HKD60,000" per annum, renewable for normative duration of study.  

 

Students do not have to apply for these scholarships. The University will identify qualifying HKDSE entrants and inform selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.  

 

Details of the HKDSE Scholarships (University Scheme) are as follows: 

 

 

Total number of * attained (Level 5** and 5* combined)
= No. of subjects with 5** x 2 + No. of subjects with 5*
Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2024/25 Academic Year
12 or above "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD60,000" p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
10 - 11 "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD30,000" p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
9 Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
8 Full tuition, one-off
6 - 7 Half tuition, one-off
4 - 5 HKD10,000, one-off
1 - 3 HKD5,000, one-off

 

 

Remarks:

  1. The subjects refer to the senior secondary subjects in Category A.

  2. The results of Mathematics Extended Module 1 (Calculus & Statistics) and Mathematics Extended Module 2(Algebra & Calculus) are also considered as independent subjects for fulfilling the requirements of the Scholarship Scheme.

  3. The results of Applied Learning subjects and Other Language subjects will not be considered in the scholarship scheme.

  4. Only HKDSE results in one single sitting will be considered.

  5. Successful applicants of SNDAS are also eligible.

  6. Eligible students will be automatically considered for the Scheme based on their final HKDSE results.

  7. Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD60,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

University Admissions Scholarship for Other Qualifications Holders

Admissions 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 HKD60,000 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 2024/25 Academic Year
International Olympiad Gold Medalists
International Biology Olympiad Full tuition plus living allowance of HK$60,000 p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
International Chemistry Olympiad
International Mathematical Olympiad
International Olympiad in Informatics
International Physics Olympiad
International Olympiad Silver Medalists
International Biology Olympiad Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
International Chemistry Olympiad
International Mathematical Olympiad
International Olympiad in Informatics
International Physics Olympiad
Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists
Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad Full Tuition plus living allowance of HK$30,000 p.a., renewable for normal duration of study
Asian Physics Olympiad
Asia-Pacific Informatics 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$60,000 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 HKD50,000 (one-off) 
  • Favorable admissions consideration(s)

Information Sheet

Online Application Form

 

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

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman’s Scholarship

About the Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is one of the world’s top ten charity donors. Working with the Government, non-governmental organisations and community partners, the Club’s Charities Trust proactively seeks out the root causes of social issues, bringing multiple and cross-sectoral parties together to address them through innovative approaches.


About The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman’s Scholarship

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman’s Scholarship is a prestigious and generous scholarship that aims to attract students with exceptional academic achievements to pursue their undergraduate studies in Hong Kong.

 

Eligibility

  • Demonstrate exceptional standard of academic performance;
  • Have a strong intention and likelihood to matriculate in a UGC-funded undergraduate programme at any one of the eight UGC-funded institutions or an undergraduate programme at the HKAPA for their first undergraduate degree; and
  • Be taking their university-entrance public examination for the first time in the same academic year as the time of their application.
  • The Scholarship is open to students in Hong Kong as well as students from Mainland China and other countries and regions.

 

Selection Criteria

  • The applicant’s track record of academic excellence such as the achievement of 5** in five or more subjects and "Attained" level in Citizenship and Social Development in the HKDSE or 45 out of 45 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (or equivalent in other public examinations);
  • The applicant’s leadership and non-academic achievements;
  • The applicant’s commitment to service and improving the lives of others; and
  • The applicant’s financial condition may be considered when applicants are of equal standing.

 

Scholarship Coverage

The scholarship supports students to pursue their undergraduate studies in Hong Kong:

  • A one-off cash award at scholarship acceptance
  • Full tuition fee, academic and living allowance for the entire normative duration of study towards an undergraduate degree programme
  • Overseas learning subsidies
  • An opportunity to participation in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships overseas leadership programme

Application Procedure
Interested students should apply to this scholarship before they enter university and in their last year of secondary school. Students currently studying in secondary schools in Hong Kong should apply through principal nomination. Each secondary school in Hong Kong can nominate up to three students with exceptional academic performance for this scholarship. Interested parties should visit the scholarship website at https://jcscholarships.hk/en/scholarship/chairmans-scholarship for details. Applications must be submitted via the scholarship website by the application deadline.

 

Application Deadline
5th April, 2024

 

This scholarship is administered by The Hong Kong Jockey Club, and is not administered by the University. All applications must be submitted directly to The Hong Kong Jockey Club via the scholarship website. If you have any questions about this scholarship, you can contact the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships Secretariat at info@jcscholarships.hk.

Scholarships for Local Entrants
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 Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies. 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 2024/25 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 Admissions Scholarship Scheme for HKDSE Holders#. 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. 

 

Please visit https://hkust.edu.hk/news/student-development-and-bonding/wise-girls-fly-high for the stories of WISE Scholarship awardees.

 

Remarks:
# The maximum scholarship limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD60,000 living allowance" p.a. is not exceeded. 

Student Athletes Admissions Scheme (SAAS) Scholarship / Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA Scheme)

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) / Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA Scheme) 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 'Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD60,000' per academic year per award (renewable) 
  • Special consideration for admissions

Information Sheet

Online Application Form

 

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

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Striding On Scholarship

About the Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is one of the world’s top ten charity donors. Working with the Government, non-governmental organisations and community partners, the Club’s Charities Trust proactively seeks out the root causes of social issues, bringing multiple and cross-sectoral parties together to address them through innovative approaches.


About The Hong Kong Jockey Club Striding On Scholarship
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Striding On Scholarship aims to recognise students who have achieved excellence while demonstrating resilience and strength of mind to overcome adversities or challenges in life. These may include but are not limited to: challenges that arise from special education needs or other forms of disabilities, health needs, prejudices on account of the individual’s race, gender or religious beliefs, hardships of all types (financial or otherwise), or other extenuating personal or familial circumstances.


Eligibility

  • Have the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong, or have entered Hong Kong on One-way Permits;
  • Be studying in a local secondary school in Hong Kong;
  • Have a strong intention and likelihood to matriculate in a UGC-funded undergraduate programme at any one of the eight UGC-funded institutions or an undergraduate programme at the HKAPA for their first undergraduate degree;
  • Demonstrate resilience and strength of mind to overcome adversity or challenges in life and achieve excellence; and
  • Be taking their university-entrance public examination for the first time in the same academic year as the time of their application.

 

Selection Criteria

The selection of the recipient for the Striding On Scholarship will comprehensively evaluate:

  • The excellence of the applicant’s achievements;
  • The severity of the applicant’s adversities or challenges; and
  • The applicant’s track record or aspirations for bringing positive impact to their community.

 

Scholarship coverage

The scholarship supports students to pursue their undergraduate studies in Hong Kong:

  • Full tuition fee, academic and living allowance for the entire normative duration of study towards an undergraduate degree programme
  • Overseas learning subsidies
  • An opportunity to participation in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships overseas leadership programme

 

Application Procedure
Interested students should apply to this scholarship before they enter university and in their last year of secondary school through principal nomination. Each secondary school in Hong Kong can nominate up to two students for this scholarship. Interested parties should visit the scholarship website at https://jcscholarships.hk/en/scholarship/striding-on-scholarship. Applications must be submitted via the scholarship website by the application deadline.

 

Application Deadline
5th April, 2024

 

This scholarship is administered by The Hong Kong Jockey Club, and is not administered by the University. All applications must be submitted directly to The Hong Kong Jockey Club via the scholarship website. If you have any questions about this scholarship, you can contact the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships Secretariat at info@jcscholarships.hk.

Scholarship for Non-Local Entrants
Mainland JEE Top Scorers Scheme

Top scorers in Joint Entrance Examination for Universities in PRC (JEE) will be considered for the scholarship. Each scholarship is equivalent to full tuition fee plus an allowance of HKD60,000 per academic year, renewable for the normative duration of study (subject to satisfactory academic performance).

 

Students do not have to apply for the Scheme. All Mainland JEE top scorers are automatically considered for the award. The University will select qualified students and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.

 

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