Prospective Undergraduates

Admissions

HKUST offers scholarships for both local and non-local entrants. Details of eligibility and application procedures for the 2023/24 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 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 + HKD55,000 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 HKD55,000" 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 2023/24 Academic Year
12 or above "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD55,000" p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
10 - 11 "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD27,500" 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 Living allowance of HKD10,000, one-off
1 - 3 Living allowance of HKD5,000, one-off

 

 

Remarks:

  1. 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.

  2. Results for Applied Learning subjects (Category B) and Other Language subjects (Category C) are not considered in the Scholarship Scheme.

  3. 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 2023/24 Academic Year
International Olympiad Gold Medalists
International Biology Olympiad Full tuition plus living allowance of HK$55,000 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$27,500 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$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 HKD50,000 (one-off) 
  • Favorable admissions consideration(s)

Information Sheet
 

Online Application Form:

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

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 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 2023/24 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 + 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 'Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD55,000' per academic year per award (renewable) 
  • Special consideration for admissions

Information Sheet

Online Application Form

 

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

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 HKD55,000 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.

 

Scholarships Offered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman’s Scholarship for Local and Non-local Students

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 six or more subjects 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
  • Participation in the Hong Kong Jockey Club 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. Applications must be submitted via the scholarship website by the application deadline.

 

Application Deadline

11:59pm, 21st April, 2023.

 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Striding On Scholarship for Local Students

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

  • Be a permanent resident of Hong Kong and studying in a local secondary school in Hong Kong at the time of application;
  • 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
  • Participation in the Hong Kong Jockey Club overseas leadership programme and other leadership support programmes

 

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

11:59pm, 21st April, 2023

Scholarship Offered by the Women's Foundation
The Women's Foundation - Step into STEM Scholarship

About this Scholarship

The Step into STEM Scholarship will provide dedicated financial assistance to secondary school girls in Hong Kong who are interested in pursuing a STEM career. Scholarships will be awarded to selected eligible students who are admitted to a full-time STEM degree at a university in Hong Kong starting in September 2023. Building on skills developed through the Girls Go Tech (GGT) Programme, the Scholarship is designed to help underprivileged secondary school girls upskill and gain confidence in STEM, and empower them to pursue STEM-related subjects to maximize their future career opportunities. The Scholarship is open to full-time secondary school female students in Hong Kong.
 

 

Application Eligibility

  • Full-time government and aided secondary school female students entering their first year of undergraduate studies in Fall 2023 (2023/24 school year);
  • Apply to a full-time Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) major or related university undergraduate programme in a Hong Kong university* and have received an unconditional offer from one of the eligible programmes by the date of announcement of awardees;
  • Pass the means test, which will be conducted for all applicants to determine eligibility for Scholarship;
  • Demonstrate strong interest in STEM subjects and commitment to pursue a STEM-related degree at university; and
  • Academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and other awards/achievements will be considered.
    *Please refer to the Eligible Undergraduate STEM Programmes section for more details.

 

Value of Awards

  • Up to 10 scholarship offers will be made for the 2023/24 academic year;
  • All awardees will receive a scholarship amount of HK$42,100 which is intended to cover the cost of year one tuition fees. The scholarship amount will be distributed in two instalments (First and Second semesters). Awardees can retain other scholarships or bursaries concurrently held by them.

 

Scholarship Application

Interested students should submit the application to the Women's Foundation directly. For details, please visit: https://www.ggthk.org/stem_hub/about_scholarship.jsp.

CHAN Nok Yiu

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