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Global Learning Fund


The Global Learning Fund is set up to support student-initiated global experience that is beneficial for students to:

  • enhance their worldwide exposure and broaden their global perspectives
  • promote cross-ethnic and cross-cultural understanding, thus facilitating internationalisation


  • The Fund is open to full-time UGC-funded students of PolyU. They can either apply as an individual or as a group.
  • Only activities that are non-credit–bearing and non-course required in nature will be supported by the Fund. Examples include trips, conferences, seminars, workshops, courses and competitions.


  • The Fund supports both physical and online global learning activities initiated by students.
  • Normally, the Fund will only cover part of the expenses and the applicants are required to bear on their own the rest of the expenses incurred.

Mode of student activity


** Physical Activities


Online Activities

Covered expenses

Part of the expenses related to flight/train, accommodation and meals.

Part of the registration / participation fees.

** Terms and Conditions for Students joining Physical Outbound Activities

For students joining physical outbound activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has the following terms and conditions in place to protect their health and safety:


Completion Period of the Physical Outbound Activity


Terms and Conditions

(As stipulated in the University Notices on Outbound student activities for Summer Term of 2021/22 and beyond)

1 July 2022 - 8 January 2023

(1st round application)


PolyU resumed outbound student activities for Summer Term, 2021/22 and beyond. Students who wish to travel abroad for outbound student activities must have received the full does of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to their departure.

9 January – 30 June 2023

(2nd round application)

Application Deadline

  • Activities taking place between 1 July 2022 and 8 January 2023 are eligible for the 1st round application and the deadline is 9 December 2022
  • Activities taking place between 9 January and 30 June 2023 are eligible for the 2nd round application and the deadline is 21 April 2023.

Information Session

Interested students are encouraged to attend the following online information session before application. Pre-registration is NOT required.


17 November 2022 (Thursday)

HK Time:



Online (zoom)




Full time UGC-funded students

Zoom Meeting ID:

Please log in with SSO and your PolyU NetID.


939 4131 7514




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