PolyU puts great emphasis on the whole-person development of students, starting as early as when students are enrolling to the University. Students with diverse talents are recognised with various initiatives such as entry scholarships and non-academic talents admission schemes.


In the 2022/23 academic year, more than 500 students from nine faculties and schools wereawarded entry scholarships, in recognition of their outstanding performance in academic and non-academic pursuits. Scholarships were offered to outstanding local and overseas students alike.


Meanwhile, more than 100 students with special talents have been admitted through two newly launched schemes, namely the Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS) and the Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA).



  • 94 students admitted – 17 of them won the STARS Scholarship, each receiving up to HK$100,000 per year

  • The first cohort of PolyU’s STARS students are:

    • outstanding in major international competitions

    • exceptionally relating to innovation and technology

    • active in volunteer activities


  • 11 student-athletes admitted

  • Among them is epee fencer Kim Kwan Yee-man, who won the bronze medal in the Women’s Epee Team at the U23 Asian Fencing Championships