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International Competition & Conference Participation Scheme (ICCPS)

The subsidy scheme encourages and supports PolyU full-time students to participate in international competitions and conferences with the aim of enhancing students’ global outlook and multicultural competency.

The Scheme can subsidize up to 2/3 of expenses needed, e.g. flight, accommodation, registration fee, visa, required vaccination, etc.

Please refer to the following application timeline and guidelines for the details such as eligibility, assessment criteria and application procedure.

Calls for applications are made for four rounds in 2023 as follows: 

Application deadlines

31 Jan 2023

30 Apr 2023

31 Jul 2023

31 Oct 2023

Result announcement dates

Early-Mar 2023

Early-Jun 2023

Early-Sep 2023

Early-Dec 2023

Undergraduate (Ug) Students

UG Individual Application


UG Group Application by PolyU Department


Postgraduate (Pg) Students

PG Application


For enquiry:

Tel: 2766 5116

Address: ST305, Ng Wing Hong Building



Short-term Non-local Study Fund

To encourage PolyU undergraduate students taking up various Short-term Study Activities available, Global Engagement Office (GEO) offers 2022/23 Short-term Non-local Study Fund to support credit-bearing or formally assessed learning activities that enhance students’ global outlook and multicultural competency. Such activity should be related to the discipline(s) of the degree being pursued.

Recommended Type of Activities

  • Fee-paying short-term programmes listed on Global Classroom or endorsed by GEO/academic units.
  • Programme-related study tours or field trips arranged by Academic Units.
  • International competition or conference (student participating as audience)* that is reputable/influential in the field and is beneficial to students in terms of personal, academic and professional development. Endorsement from the academic unit is recommended.
  • Other offshore learning experiences that are credit-bearing or formally assessed.
  • Priority would be given to activities in Greater Bay Area (GBA) Mainland cities.
  • The Fund does not support internships, service-learning, Global Student Exchange Programmes, subsidy recipients for Summer@OxBridge or International Competition & Conference Participation Scheme (ICCPS).

*You may apply International Competition & Conference Participation Scheme (ICCPS) if you will participate as a presenter/contestant.



  • Full-time undergraduate students in UGC-funded programmes.
  • Final-year students are not eligible to submit application for activities happen during Summer Break.
  • Learning experiences last at least 5 calendar days (travel time excluded).

Funding Period and Funding Amount


Activity Duration

5 to 27 Days

28 Days or more



HKD 3,000

HKD 6,000

Outside Asia

HKD 5,000

HKD 10,000


  • The Fund is limited and may be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Only programme fee, registration fee, travel passage and accommodation may be funded.
  • Should the total cost of activity falls below the designated funding amount listed, GEO reserves the right to make a downward adjustment of the pre-approved financial support as necessary.


Application Mechanism and Key Dates 

Activity Happens in  Semester 1 and Winter Break

(29 August 2022 to 8 January 2023)

 Semester 2 and Summer Break

(9 January to 27 August 2023)

Application Deadline 

 31 December 2022

15 April 2023

Application Instruction

Individual Application

Students submit a complete application to GEO with proof of confirmed participation to the offshore learning activities.

Online application form (for activity happens in Semester 1 and Winter Break)

Online application form (for activity happens in Semester 2 and Summer Break)


Group Application

For a group of students participating in the same programme/activity, Academic Units (Faculty/School/Department) submit a complete application to GEO by email:

with the below information:

Programme details (e.g. Programme/activity objective; learning outcome; hosting institution(s)/organization(s); programme/activity duration and schedule; logistics arrangements (if applicable) including accommodation, visa and insurance; and programme cost breakdown.) and the confirmed student participant list. 

 Result Announcement 15 January 2023  1 June 2023
 GEO informs assessment result to individual/academic units.

Report Submission

 28 February 2023  30 September 2023

Individual Application

Student submits full activity report and official transcript/certificate of completion in electronic copy to GEO. Report submission link will be provided to successful applicants.


Group Application

Academic units submit activity reports to GEO for the group of students. Report template will be provided to successful applicants. 

Fund Disbursement

 31 March 2023

30 November 2023


HKSAR Government Subsidy

HKSAR Government Subsidy is available to eligible students undertaking 2022/23 activities funded by the Short-term Non-local Study Fund (except for virtual mode of learning). Please refer to briefing note for details.

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