Entrance Scholarships for top-ranking students

The University offers merit-based entrance scholarships for top-ranking students who are admitted to our undergraduate programmes. The entrance scholarships may go up to a value equivalent to a FULL tuition fee waiver plus accommodation and general living allowance per year, and are renewable to cover your entire undergraduate study at HKU.

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. The result of both admission and entrance scholarship will be announced at the same time . No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. Selection is based on academic merits with consideration of non-academic achievements.

The following HKU entrance scholarships schemes are supported by generous donors, external organizations and governmental bodies in Hong Kong as well as overseas:

Scholarships Scheme Application Procedures
HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarships Separate application is not required.
HeForShe Impact Scholarships for female students from economically deprived nations with outstanding academic results Application is now open until May 31, 2017 at 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time). Please click here for more details.
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program for students from China, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan Application is now open until January 31, 2017. Please click here for more details.
Entrance Scholarships for Medallists of International/Asian Olympiads Coming soon!
Entrance Scholarships for Students admitted to Undergraduate Dual Degree Programmes Coming soon!
Hong Kong Scholarship for "Belt & Road" Students for students from Indonesia The scholarships are awarded by nomination. Shortlisted students will receive notification in around March 2017.
Targeted Scholarship Scheme under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund for students from the following countries: ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), India, Korea The scholarships are awarded by nomination. Shortlisted students will receive notification in around March 2017.

Once you have commenced your study at HKU, you may apply for other HKU Scholarships.  If you go on exchange study, you will also be entitled to a scholarship that helps cover travel and other costs.

Financial Assistance

As in most countries, the HKSAR Government does not provide financial aid to non-local students.  However, thanks to the Governments support for the development of Hong Kong as an educational hub for students from around the world, HKUs tuition fees are relatively low by international standard.  With the current student visa policy, non-local* students can undertake part-time work on campus during the semester, and a full-time internship during their summer vacation in the city.  Graduates can take up full-time employment on finishing their studies at HKU.

Local Hong Kong students may contact our Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) or the Government Student Finance Office for the financial options available.

Tuition Fee & Cost of Living Reference

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Items Amount (HK$ per academic year)
Tuition Fees (2017-18) 42,100 (local)/146,000 (non-local)
Accommodation# 12,041 – 25,944  (approx.)##
Living Expenses 40,000  (approx.)
Miscellaneous (e.g. entertainment, supplementary academic expenses, etc.) 15,000 (approx.)

* Non-local students are defined as people who need a student visa/entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration for the entry to Hong Kong for the purpose of education.
# This is the lodging fee in undergraduate halls of residence, including extra compulsory meal charges for some halls, for 282 residential days excluding the summer semester.
##The charges of Year 2017-18 would be confirmed later in 2017 and may be adjusted.

Note: All figures are for reference only.