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Quick Facts about PolyU Scholarships and Bursaries

PolyU gives recognition to academically outstanding students admitted to its full-time undergraduate programmes by granting them entry scholarships, which are offered by the University, HKSAR Government or donors and cover tuition fee in full/partial and/or living expenses. Besides, non-academic entry scholarships of varying amounts are also awarded to students with outstanding achievement in sports, arts, leadership, music, community services or others.
    • Around 365 and 60 academic entry scholarships were awarded to new local and non-local students respectively in 2017/18.
    • Students came from different countries including Dominican Republic, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Romania, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
    • For 2018/19 admission, PolyU will award entry scholarships to local students with outstanding HKDSE / IB / GCE A-level results.
With the donations from private organizations, firms, professional bodies, individuals and the Government funds, PolyU recognizes the academic achievements of students by offering post-entry academic scholarships/prizes of different values.
    • In 2017/18, PolyU honored the academically outstanding students of various disciplines by offering over 1,750 academic post-entry scholarships/prizes totaling at around $34 million with the generous support from the donors and the Government.
    • The scholarship value normally ranges from $8,000 to around $80,000.
    • The scholarship awardees are usually nominated by the heads of academic departments, in consultation with the staff of the department concerned.
The PolyU Student Exchange Programme finances students to study abroad during summer break or regular semester to broaden their global outlook, explore and develop their potential and increase their competitiveness for career development while fulfilling the requirements of their academic programmes at PolyU.
    • In 2017/18, around 1070 outbound exchange places for full-time degree students.
    • In 2017/18 (as of March 2018), over 170 exchange scholarships were offered to students.
    • The value of scholarship normally ranges from HK$10,000 to HK$60,000 depending on the destination for exchange.
Service-Learning Scholarship The Service-Learning (SL) Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2013 by the Office of Service-Learning to give recognition to students with outstanding performance in SL subjects. It also encourages students to further engage in community services and to share their experiences as SL Student Leaders. The Scheme provides structural trainings to equip the awardees with leadership skills and conducts regular mentoring sessions in order to support the awardees in problem-solving and reflection.  
    • In 2017-18, around 3,900 full-time undergraduate students are expected to enroll in 66 service-learning subjects.
    • We aim to set up 100 service-learning scholarships to recognize students’ performance.
Sports Scholarships, which are mainly offered by the University in the form of entry scholarships and amounting up to the tuition fee level, are awarded to students who have reached an international level of performance with outstanding achievements in his/her sports areas.   A small number of scholarships offered by donors are also available to recognize students with outstanding sports achievements.  
    • In 2017/18, PolyU Sports Team captured 16 Champion titles in USFHK Inter-collegiate sports competitions out of 32 events, including Athletic (M), Basketball (M&W), Cross-country (M), Fencing (M), Karetedo (M), Rugby (W), Soccer (M), Squash (W), Swimming (M&W), Table Tennis (W), Taekwondo (M), Tennis (M&W) and Volleyball (M).
    • 16 student-athletes were also honored as “The Most Valuable Player (MVP)”.
    • The Sports Team also captured the Grand Slam in both USFHK Men and Women Yearly Overall Champion.
Bursary The PolyU Bursary Scheme provides supplementary assistance to financially needy students whose necessary study and living expenses cannot be covered by government assistance and/or their family/personal resources. The bursaries can alleviate students’ financial pressure and help them concentrate on their studies and personal development.
    • In 2017/18, 463 bursaries totaling HK$4.1 million have been/will be offered to financially needy students with the generous support of our donors.
    • The bursary value normally ranges from $6,000 to $10,000.
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