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Study Abroad Fund


To encourage PolyU students taking up various Study Abroad Activities available, International Affairs Office (IAO) offers Study Abroad Fund to support credit bearing or formally assessed learning activities that enhance students’ international outlook and multicultural competency.


Recommended Type of Activities

  • Short-term programmes or language programmes offered by PolyU Partner Institutions or endorsed by IAO/academic units on fee-paying basis.

  • Programme-related study tours or field trips arranged by academic units.

  • International competition or conference (student participating as audience) that are reputable and influential in the field and of beneficial to students in terms of personal, academic and professional development. Endorsement from academic units is recommended.

  • Other offshore learning experience that are credit bearing or formally assessed.

  • Study Abroad Fund does not support internship, service learning, Student Exchange Programmes and Summer@OxBridge subsidy recipients.



  • PolyU full-time undergraduate students in UGC-funded programmes.

  • Participation in offshore learning experience (exclude Chinese Mainland) that is credit bearing or formally assessed by program provider, or endorsed by academic units.

  • Learning experiences last for at least 5 calendar days.


Funding Amount

  • HK$5,000   Outside Asia

  • HK$3,000   Asia


Application Mechanism and Key Dates

*For Group/ Individual applicants who submitted applications by December 2018

Activity Happens in

Winter Break or *Semester 2

Semester 2 to Summer Break

​(14 January to 1 September 2019)

Application Deadline

15 November

15 June

Application Instruction

Individual Application

For students to submit completed application to IAO with proof of confirmed participation to the off shore learning activities

(Online application form:


Group Application

For academic units (Faculty/School/Department) to submit completed application to IAO for a group of students participating in the same programme/activity.


Programme/Activity coordinator to provide below information to IAO via


(1) Programme details

(e.g. Programme/activity objective; learning outcome; hosting institution/organization; programme/activity duration and schedule; logistics arrangements including accommodation, visa and insurance; and programme cost breakdown.)


(2) Confirmed student participation list

Result Announcement

1 Decemeber

15 July

IAO inform assessment result to individual/academic unit

Report Submission

31 January (Winter Break)

*30 June (Semester 2)

15 October

Individual Application

Student to submit full activity report and official transcript/certificate of completion in electronic copies to IAO


Group Application

Academic units to submit activity report to IAO for the group of students

Funding Disbursement

31 March (Winter Break)

*31 August (Semester 2)

30 November

Disbursement will be made to individual students.