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Undergraduate Entry Scholarships

ABCT Entry Scholarships for Outstanding HKDSE Students

The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) accords recognition to outstanding HKDSE students admitted to our undergraduate programmes via JUPAS from 2017/18 onwards. Awardees will be granted “ABCT Entry Scholarships for Outstanding HKDSE Students” (Entry Scholarships) of various amounts.


How to apply for the Entry Scholarships?

There is no need for students to apply separately for entry scholarships. The Department will identify outstanding admittees, and notify them of the award, after the commencement of the academic year.


Who is eligible?

All Year 1 students admitted to our undergraduate programmes via JUPAS will be considered for the Entry Scholarships.


Categories of Entry Scholarships

In addition to the University Academic Scholarships given to outstanding HKDSE students (please refer to Study@PolyU for eligibility), Entry Scholarships from the Department will be granted if the admittee fulfills the following categories.

Category I - Students attaining Level 5** in HKDSE subject(s)^

Tier HKDSE Requirements Scholarship Amount
1 Level 5** in 3 or more subjects One-off scholarship of HK$25,000
2 Level 5** in 2 subjects One-off scholarship of HK$20,000
3 Level 5** in 1 subject One-off scholarship of HK$15,000


Category II – Students with an aggregate HKDSE score of 27 or above for the Best 5 subjects (for degree programmes) / Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects (for Higher Diploma programme) # (for 2020/21 intake onwards)

Tier HKDSE Scores Scholarship Amount
1 29 or above One-off scholarship of HK$35,000
2 28 One-off scholarship of HK$30,000
3 27 One-off scholarship of HK$25,000

Students meeting the requirement for both categories will get the Entry Scholarships ONCE for whichever category of higher value, being capped at the maximum amount received by a student per academic year as stipulated by the University guideline.



^ The Extended Mathematics modules will also be taken into account for scholarship consideration.

# For the purpose of calculating the admission scores, HKDSE level attainments will be converted to level points where Level 5**=8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1 and Unclassified=0.

A student can concurrently hold more than one scholarship administered by the University in an academic year if the total value of scholarships received by him/her does not exceed his/her annual tuition fee payable plus HK$50,000 unless otherwise stipulated.


Disclaimer: ABCT reserves the right to change the terms or withdraw the above scholarship. In case of any dispute/disagreement, ABCT’s decision is final.

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