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International Competition and 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.

Calls for applications are made on a bi-annual basis.

Application deadlines  31 March 2024 30 September 2024
Result announcement dates   Early-May 2024    Early- November 2024 






Please refer to the following links for guidelines with application procedures and necessary forms for details. 

Undergraduate (Ug) Students

If three or more students coming from the same department will attend the same event, they are encouraged to submit a group application via their respective academic department.


UG Individual Application


UG Group Application by PolyU Department


Postgraduate (Pg) Students


For enquiry:

Tel: 2766 5116

Address: ST305, Ng Wing Hong Building



Short-term Non-local Study Fund

To encourage PolyU undergraduate students to take up various Short-term Non-local Study Activities available, Global Engagement Office (GEO) offers 2023/24 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 applications for activities happening 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 6,000

HKD 9,000

Outside Asia

HKD 10,000

HKD 15,000


  • 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 fall 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

(4 September 2023 to 14 January 2024)

 Semester 2 and Summer Break

(15 January to 1 September 2024)

Application Deadline 

 30 November 2023

15 April 2024

Application Instruction

Individual Application

Students submit a complete application to GEO with proof of confirmed participation in 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 2024 1 June 2024
 GEO informs assessment result to individual/academic units.

Report Submission

 15 February 2024 

15 July 2024 (activity happens in Semester 2)

30 September 2024 (activity happens in Summer Term)

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

 by 31 March 2024

by 31 August 2024 (activity happens in Semester 2)

by 30 November 2024 (activity happens in Summer Term)


HKSAR Government Subsidy

HKSAR Government Subsidy is available to eligible students undertaking activities/programmes funded by the Short-term Non-local Study Fund 2023/24 (except for virtual mode of learning). Please refer to briefing note for details.