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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 expensesrelated 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 the Arrangement for Outbound Student Activities in 2021/22)

1 July –29 Aug 2021

(1stround application)


Students who do not take vaccination are discouraged to travel abroad for outbound student activities. Exceptional destinations are Mainland China (except those at-risk places that are temporarily inapplicable under theReturn2hk Scheme), Macau and New Zealand.

30 Aug 2021 –9 January 2022

(1stround application)

Students who have received the necessary doses of a COVID-19 vaccination course 14 days prior to their departure are allowed to travel abroad for outbound student activities for Semester One of 2021/22 in the following cities/countries/regions: Mainland China, Macau, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

10 January –30 June 2022

(2ndround application)

Students who wish to travel abroad for outbound student activities must have received the full doses of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to their departure.

Application Deadline

  • Activities taking place between 1 July 2021 and 9 January 2022 are eligible for the 1st round application and the deadline is 30 November 2021
  • Activities taking place between 10 January and 30 June 2022 are eligible for 2nd round application and the deadline is 12 April 2022.

Information Session

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


24 March (Thursday)

HK Time:



Online (zoom)




Full time UGC-funded students

Zoom Meeting ID:

Please log in with SSO and your PolyU NetID.


937 1132 0594




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