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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. Interview would be arranged for scholarship applicants. Applicants who wish to be considered for PolyU Entry Scholarship should fill in the scholarship application section via eAdmission. Those who are awarded the merit-based scholarships will be notified when they are offered a place at PolyU.


 Types  Amount in HKD  Amount in USD 
 Full Scholarship  HKD195,000/year  USD25,000/year
 Full Tuition Waiver  HKD145,000/year  USD18,600/year
 Half Tuition Waiver  HKD72,500/year  USD9,300/year



Scholarships Offered by Departments of the Faculty of Humanities

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies and the Department of English of the Faculty of Humanities offer additional scholarships to outstanding international students based on their academic merit and interview performance.

For details of faculty/school-based scholarships, please contact the individual department/faculty directly for the latest information.


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 HKD145,000 (USD18,600) 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 2021/22 Entry) $145,000 $18,600 €15,800
University-managed Accommodation*

*Normally granted for first 2 years for 2021/22 cohort

$13,000 $1,700 €1,400
Personal expenses $51,000 $6,500 €5,500
Total $209,000 $26,800 €22,700
Note: Approximate exchange rate is USD1.00 = HKD7.80 and EUR1.00 = HKD9.20.


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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