Entrance Scholarships for JUPAS Students (2017-2018)

In 2016, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) established the "President's Scholar Scheme" in recognition of students' outstanding achievements in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) and other public examinations. President's Scholars receive tuition fee waivers and scholarships to support their overseas learning opportunities at top universities in the world. A total of 13 scholars were admitted to the Scheme in 2016.

This year (2017), top scorers admitted to HKU with level 5** in seven or more subjects in HKDSE will be honoured as the "President's Scholars". The award details are set out below:

Category Award
Level 5** in 7 or more subjects

Honoured as "President's Scholar";

Entrance scholarship to cover the annual tuition fee ($42,100), renewable; and

Exchange scholarships up to $200,000 for study abroad opportunities at top overseas universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, etc.;

The President's Scholars will also be selected as HKU Student Ambassadors and representing HKU to participate in ceremonies, conferences and seminars. These occasions allow students to expand their networks as well as develop their interpersonal skills.

Besides, students with Level 5** in five or six subjects will also be awarded scholarships, with details below:

Category Award
Level 5** in 6 subjects

Entrance scholarship to cover the annual tuition fee ($42,100), renewable; and

Exchange scholarships up to $150,000 for study abroad opportunities at top overseas universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, etc.

Level 5** in 5 subjects

Entrance scholarship to cover half of the annual tuition fee ($21,050), renewable; and

Exchange scholarship up to $12,000 for study abroad opportunities.

In addition to the above entrance scholarships, HKU offers up to $130 million bursaries and scholarships to all eligible students under over 700 scholarships and bursaries. These aim to build students' interdisciplinary knowledge base, advocate experiential learning, and free needy students from financial constraints during their studies at the University.

Notes:

(a) The HKDSE examination results are based on 2017 only and in one sitting.  Achievement in Mathematics Extended Part is accepted in lieu of Mathematics Compulsory Part.  Students must be non-HKDSE repeaters.  To be eligible for the scholarship awards, students must fulfil the minimum University entrance requirements.

(b) Renewal of tuition fee scholarship awards is subject to satisfactory academic performance.

(c) Students are also eligible to apply for other scholarships after admission to the University, subject to a maximum yearly amount stipulated by the Senate.