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Scholarships, Fees and Expenses

PolyU recognises the achievements of outstanding prospective and current students. Scholarships are offered to outstanding local and non-local students alike.

These scholarships are for students who have performed outstandingly at high school, prior to studying at PolyU. Applicants are automatically considered for the scholarships below. Those who are awarded the merit-based scholarships will be notified when they are offered a place at PolyU.

 Scholarship Tiers  Amount in HK$  Amount in US$
 Full Tuition Waiver plus Living Allowance  HK$160,000 plus living allowance* / year  US$20,513 plus living allowance* / year
 Full Tuition Waiver  HK$160,000 / year  US$20,513 / year
 Half Tuition Waiver  HK$80,000 / year  US$10,256 / year

*The amount of living allowance is awarded to top students based on academic merit, application profiles and other applicable factors.

PolyU embraces students with special talents in Sports, Arts and Culture, Leadership and Community Services, and STEM through Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS).  The scheme serves as an alternative admission route for students whose exceptional achievements cannot be fully reflected in their academic results. Please click HERE for details.


To further strengthen and enhance our diverse undergraduate student body, the Cultural Ambassador Scholarship is set up for selected non-local students. The scholarship of up to HK$40,000 per year is awarded to selected students. Recipients are required to work together with the Global Engagement Office, reaching out further to international prospective students and parents to promote our undergraduate programmes and schemes.

Joint scholarships (jointly offered by the University and the respective departments) and departmental scholarships are offered for outstanding students to apply for admission to the undergraduate programmes under the respective departments. Please click HERE for details.


These scholarships are for students who are already studying at PolyU and are awarded on the basis of academic and/or non-academic achievements. These scholarships are normally awarded on academic merit and/or according to other specific conditions as stipulated by the donors. Some are specifically intended for travel so that students can broaden their professional knowledge and widen their personal horizons.

Other Scholarships and Bursaries

Most scholarship candidates are nominated by the Heads of academic departments, but some scholarships are open to competition. For details, please visit here. PolyU students can also go to HERE for additional information on scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance.

The Belt and Road Scholarship is established by the HKSAR Government with a view to welcome more outstanding students from regions along the Belt and Road to pursue university studies in Hong Kong. PolyU will nominate outstanding applicants from Belt and Road regions to the HKSAR Government. Awardees would receive a scholarship to cover their tuition fees. The Scholarship is open to students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and other Belt and Road countries.

Details can be viewed HERE.

Tuition Fees and Expenses

Tuition fee for a full-time Bachelor's Degree programme currently stands at HK$160,000 (US$20,512) per academic year. The table below shows an estimation of other expenses including accommodation, day to day living costs:


Items Amount per academic year Note
Tuition fee (for Year of 2024/25 Entry)
$160,000 $20,513
University-managed Accommodation*

*Normally granted for the first year for 2024/25 cohort

$14,500 $1,858
Personal expenses $51,000 $6,500
Total $225,500 $28,910
Note: Approximate exchange rate is US$1.00 = HK$7.80.


The above estimates are for reference only. The actual amount required will vary depending on individuals' lifestyles and preferences.

Disclaimer: Information on this website is accurate at the time of posting and may be subject to change from time to time. The University reserves the right to amend the information without prior notification.

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