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From time to time, there are scholarships open for application by students or, the candidates of which are nominated by Dean/Head of faculties or academic departments. Please click here for the schedule of inviting application/nomination for details.

The following scholarships are open for application. Unless otherwise specified, the applicants must be currently pursuing a full-time undergraduate programme leading to PolyU award (i.e. HKCC, SPEED, PolyU inbound exchange students are not eligible). Kindly note that the Donors/PolyU reserve(s) the right to accept/decline any application or withdraw the scholarship(s) at any time (e.g. when there is no deserving candidate, in case of unforeseen circumstance, etc.). Please read the information sheet of individual scholarship carefully before submitting the application form. In case of any dispute/disagreement, the decision of the Donors/PolyU shall be final.

Scholarships Open for Application

To: Full-time local students who are admitted into a 4 or 5-year government-funded undergraduate degree programme in the 2023/24 academic year


You are cordially invited to attend the Online Information Session of The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship 2024/25, with details as follows:

Date:   11 March 2024 (Monday)
Time:   6.30 – 7.45 pm
Format: Online via Zoom
Language: Cantonese


Registration Deadline: 12.00 noon on 8 March 2024 (Friday)*

Content: Introduction to the Program, followed by Scholars’ sharing 
* Zoom meeting details will be sent to participants upon registration.
The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship consists of three components including 1) full tuition fee waiver, 2) means-tested living allowance and 3) overseas learning allowance (with additional requirements). 
A maximum of 20 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding local full-time students of five local tertiary institutions (i.e. PolyU, City U, CUHK, HKUST and HKU), who must:

  • be a Hong Kong Permanent Resident with right of abode in Hong Kong;
  • be a full-time student admitted to a 4 or 5-year government-funded undergraduate programme in the 2023/24 academic year (i.e. Local current year 1 students with student ID starting with “23”.  Senior-year intake students are NOT eligible.);
  • have a yearly GPA of at least 3.5 or above with ALL letter grades of courses taken available by the end of semester two in 2023/24;
  • demonstrate leadership abilities and commitment to make positive social change; and
  • be free of disciplinary record with PolyU (including Student Halls of Residence).

The DHCF Scholarship will be open for nomination by Schools and Academic Departments in late April/early May 2024.

Information Session Poster

Application Deadline: 17 March 2024 (Sunday) by 11.59 pm

  • To current full-time non-first-year* undergraduate degree students in 2023/24. (*Senior-year students admitted into the undergraduate degree programme in 2023/24 are also eligible.)
  • Candidates should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 by end of Semester 1 2023/24 as well as outstanding accomplishment in either Community Services or Chinese Culture.

Interested students may refer to the Scholarship Information Sheet here for details and apply through our Scholarship e-Application SystemShortlisted applicants are required to attend a selection interview on 16 April 2024 (Tuesday) morning.

  • To current local/non-local students pursuing full-time government-funded degree or above level programmes.
  • Candidates should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 by end of Semester One of 2023/24.  The disciplinary record(s) of the nominees with PolyU and Student Halls of Residence (if any) may be taken into consideration in the selection process.
  • The recipients should participate in an event / competition (e.g. Conferences / forums / workshops / seminars / training camps / competitions, service projects etc.) or an internship / placement (credit-bearing / non-credit bearing), or a field / study trip, or attend a course (e.g. foreign language immersion programmes, academic exchange programmes etc.) that is conducted outside Hong Kong (destination must also be outside their home country for non-local students) in the 2023/24 academic year; and there is no restriction on the duration of the outreaching activity.
  • The outreaching activity should either be organised or endorsed by PolyU and conducted during the period 1 September 2023 – 31 August 2024. Students departing during the recognised period for the 2024/25 Academic Exchange should apply for ROA in 2024/25.
  • ROA recipients are only eligible to receive the award ONCE throughout their studies.

This scholarship is NOT open for application.  Interested and eligible students who wish to be considered for nomination should approach the Scholarship Liaison Officer(s) of respective Academic Departments hosting full-time government-funded programme(s) on or before 20 March 2024 (Wednesday) or the date specified by your department (whichever is the earlier).

Information Sheet
List of Scholarship Liaison Officer


Deadline: 2 April 2024 (Tuesday) at 23:59

  • All current students pursuing the full-time government-funded degree or above level programmes.
  • Applicants MUST have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 by the end of Semester One of 2023/24.  
  • Applicants should possess demonstrated achievements within the recent three years (1 January 2020 – present) and continuously striving for improvement and excellence in any of the following areas: (1) Sports and games, (2) Music and performing arts, (3) Culture, arts and design, or (4) Innovation, science and technology. 
  • The applicants should provide evidence of active participation in the certain area of talent and at least:
    - receive an award in international, national or regional competitions/performance; or 
    - represent institution or relevant association in such competitions/performances and have good recommendation/ assessment by the institution or relevant organization on the capacity or talent; or 
    - receive an award (except commendable award in recognition of participation) in local/inter-school/inter-institution competitions.

Interested students may apply for the Scholarship through our e-Application System.   



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