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Financial Assistance


Once the exchange arrangements with the assigned host institutes are confirmed, students can apply for financial assistance via the Faculty Office.
  • Two types of financial assistance, namely the exchange sponsorship and hardship fund, are available.
  • The Faculty will provide sponsorship and/or hardship to the applicants according to the rankings of the applicants, subject to the Faculty’s budget availability.
  • Students can apply for the following financial assistance during their entire courses of studies:
    • One-time Faculty sponsorship and/or hardship fund for the participation in an overseas exchange activity.
    • One-time Faculty sponsorship and/or hardship fund for the participation in a Chinese Mainland/Taiwan exchange activity.
  • The sponsorship and hardship fund to be provided are determined by the exchange destinations.


2023/24 Faculty Sponsorship and Hardship Fund

Destinations Faculty Sponsorship Hardship Fund
Americas HK$22,000 An additional percentage of the Faculty sponsorship

This additional percentage is the highest percentage of the grant, loan or subsidy against the given maximum amount granted by a recognized scheme.
Asia (except Japan & Korea) HK$8,000
  • Japan
  • Korea
Europe (except UK) HK$15,000
  • UK
Nordic countries HK$20,000
Oceania HK$22,000
 Chinese mainland HK$8,000
Taiwan HK$8,000

  • Recognized schemes include the financial assistance schemes provided by the Government of the HKSAR for full-time undergraduate students attending publicly-funded programmes and all those provided to undergraduate students by the University. Hardship fund can also be provided on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Faculty will set a cap on the maximum financial assistance to be provided per student per exchange destination annually. For each supported student, the amount of sponsorship and/or hardship fund to be provided, plus the other subsidies which the student received, will not exceed the cap.
  • The levels of Faculty sponsorship and hardship fund reviewed annually.


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