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Scholarships Administered by Centre STARS


The following scholarships are open for application. Unless otherwise specified, the applicants must be currently pursuing a full-time undergraduate programme leading to PolyU award (i.e. HKCC, SPEED, PolyU inbound exchange students are not eligible). Kindly note that the Donors/PolyU reserve(s) the right to accept/decline any application or withdraw the scholarship(s) at any time (e.g. when there is no deserving candidate, in case of unforeseen circumstance, etc.). In case of any dispute/disagreement, the decision of the Donors/PolyU shall be final.

Please submit the application forms (except those online applications and those scholarships which form collection venue is not Centre STARS) to the specified collection box in Centre STARS (Room QT308). Each applicant is expected to receive an email notifier acknowledging their applications from Centre STARS within 10 working days from the deadline of application. 

From time to time, there are scholarships open for application by students or, the candidates of which are nominated by Dean/Head of faculties or academic departments.  Please click the schedule of inviting application/nomination for details.

Scholarship Open for Application
(Please click the scholarship name for details.)



HSBC Overesas Scholarship 2019/20

  • To current local full-time non-final-year students pursuing government-funded undergraduate degree programme.
  • To spend one semester or one academic year for credit-bearing studies at one of the specified overseas universities in 2019/20.
  • The nominees must have consistent outstanding academic performance with at least a cumulative GPA 3.70 or being top 3% of the programme pursuing by the end of Semester 1 of 2018/19.

This scholarship is not open for application.  Interested students should approach the Scholarship Liaison Officer of respective Faculty/School/Academic Department by the date specified by their Faculty/School/Department or Friday, 14 December 2018 (whichever is earlier) if they wish to be considered for the nomination.



Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) 2018/19 –
Talent Development Scholarship (TDS) & Reaching Out Award (ROA)

  • To current local/non-local students pursuing full-time self-financing undergraduate programmes.
  • Talent Development Scholarship (TDS) - Scholarships to give recognition to students who have demonstrated achievements or talent in non-academic areas: (1) Sports and games, (2) Music and performing arts, (3) Culture, arts and design, (4) Innovation, or (5) Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Reaching Out Award (ROA) - Awards to support meritorious students who are nominated by institutions to participate in learning, internship or service programmes, as well as national, regional and international events and competitions that are conducted outside Hong Kong and organized/endorsed by institutions.  

This scholarship is open for nomination by Schools/Academic Departments.  Students should refer to the information sheet and Appendix for details on Scholarship and eligible programmes.  Eligible students should approach the Scholarship Liaison Officer(s) of respective School/Academic Department on or before the following date for respective Scholarship/Award, OR the date set out by the School/Academic Department, whichever is the earlier:

9 November 2018 (Friday) for Talent Development Scholarship
19 December 2018 (Wednesday) for Reaching Out Award



 HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Talent Development Scholarship (TDS) 2018/19
(Calling for Submission on Competitions/Events for Consideration of the Award by EDB)

  • To current full-time local and non-local students* pursuing government-funded degree or above level and sub-degree programmes leading to PolyU awards. (*students paying self-financed tuition fees are not eligible).
  • Students should possess demonstrated achievements within the recent three years and continuously striving for improvement and excellence in any of the following areas: (1) Sports and games, (2) Music and performing arts, (3) Culture, arts and design, or (4) Innovation, science and technology.

We now invite students to submit information on competitions/events which are worthy of the award of TDS, yet not on the existing approved activity list (Appendix A), for our transmission to Education Bureau (EDB) for consideration and prior approval.  Unless the name and year of the competition(s)/event(s) at which you have received an award are exactly the same as those listed on the approved list, submission of information on the competition(s)/event(s) is required.  Only the approved competitions/events will be considered for the Scholarship.

This exercise is conducted solely for seeking prior approval from EDB on the eligibility of competitions/events for the Scholarship.  The Scholarship will be open for application in early 2019.  Interested students are required to submit a formal application for the Scholarship later and application details will be announced nearer the time.  EDB’s approval on the eligibility of competitions/events does not guarantee that your scholarship application will be successful. 

21 Dec 2018

Submission Form
for Potential
TDS activities

Innovation and Technology Scholarship 2019

  • Around 25 Scholarships each with a maximum value of HK$150,000 for current full-time non-final-year local students pursuing government-funded science-related undergraduate degree programmes of six local tertiary institutions.
  • To attend one or more attachment programme(s) at a specified overseas/Mainland university/institution between 1 June 2019 to 30 June 2020.  The duration of at least one of the trips must be longer than three weeks.
  • The nominees must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 by Semester One of 2018/19, a satisfactory TOEFL / IELTS score, a passion in innovation and technology & intention of pursuing this as career, be all-rounded and able to demonstrate commitment to Hong Kong.

This scholarship is not open for application.  Interested students can approach the Scholarship Liaison Officer of respective Academic Department by the date specified by their Department or 4 January 2019 (Friday) (whichever is earlier) for a self-recommendation.  

4 Jan 2019 or a date specified by respective academic department
(whichever is earlier)


UBM Asia Scholarship 2018/19

  • To current full-time non-first-year undergraduate students from the Faculty of Business. Both local and non-local students are eligible.
  • The applicants should submit a personal statement and an essay with selected topic.

26 Dec 2018
by 1:00 pm

Students are advised to read the file Tips on Enhancing Written Presentation Skills for Scholarship Applications before submitting the applications.

Scholarships Administered by Outside Organizations

Moreover, there are other scholarships administered by outside organizations and open for application by PolyU students. Please click the scholarship name for details.

Scholarship Open for Application
(For details of individual Scholarship, please contact the respective organization direct.)


Scholarship for Overseas Studies
To get better prepared for further overseas studies, please click
HERE for more information.

Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 2019/20

31 Dec 2018

The University of Birmingham Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarships 2019

29 Mar 2019

Kwok Scholarships 2019/20 for Study of Master of Public Policy at University of Oxford

31 Mar 2019

University of Bristol Post-Graduate Scholarship for 2019-2020

28 Feb 2019

Scholarships for Overseas Studies administered by Student Finance Office of HKSAR Government

Scholarship for Local Studies 

UNIQLO Hong Kong Scholarship

13 Jan 2019

Scholarships for Local Studies administered by Student Finance Office of HKSAR Government


The Malaysian Chamber (Hong Kong and Macau) Students Trust Fund
- For current full-time Malaysian undergraduate students




General Enquiries

For enquiries on scholarship matters, please contact:- Centre STARS (Student Advancement and Resources)
Room QT308, 3/F (Entrance at Core T)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Tel. 3400 3134




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