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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

  • Up to four scholarships to PolyU in the 2023/24 academic year.
  • Each Scholarship covers (1) full tuition, (2) a living allowance of HK$40,000, (3) a subsidy of up to HK$80,000 for exchange programmes, including one compulsory exchange on the Mainland and an optional international exchange programme with flexibility on programme duration, (4) an Endeavour Support Fund of up to HK$100,000 for career or start-up projects in GBA or other parts of China; and (5) other learning opportunities, including Orientation Programme, Salons and Conferences, Graduation Project & Scholar Forum, and Scholars Community.
  • The Scholarships are renewable annually based on academic performance with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

The applicants must:

  • be enrolled as a full-time first-year government-funded undergraduate degree student in the 2023/24 academic year (i.e. local students with student ID starting with “23”, including senior-year intakes, are eligible to apply).
  • be a Hong Kong Permanent Resident with right of abode in Hong Kong
  • have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 by the end of Semester 2 of 2023/24
  • have a high level of proficiency in Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) and English
  • submit two recommendation/reference letters from their academic department/school, a personal statement and a learning proposal together with their application form.

Please download the Information Sheet and Scholarship Pamphlet for the detailed eligibility requirements, selection criteria and award conditions.

Completed application form with supporting documents should be submitted to Student Affairs Office (SAO) via SAO’s Scholarship Application System before 11.59 pm on 6 June 2024 (Thursday).




The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship Programme includes:

1.   Financial Support

  • Tuition Fee Waiver (HKD42,100 for the 2024/25 academic year) for the entire normal study period, with renewal conditions;
  • Overseas Learning Allowance: A maximum amount of HKD80,000 will be offered to each recipient for their enrollment in a maximum of two overseas learning exposures/programmes; 
  • Means-tested Living Allowance of HKD38,000 (subject to annual review) will be offered to recipients with proven financial need or special educational needs

2.  Non-Financial Support

  • Social Good Initiative
  • The Social Good Fund
  • Scholars Network
  • Award Reception
  • President Roundtable
  • Mentorship
  • Internship & other Career Opportunities


  • Local students who were admitted into a 4 or 5-year full-time government-funded undergraduate degree programme in the academic year 2023/24.  (i.e. local students with student ID starting with “23” and who are Hong Kong Permanent Residents with Right of Abode in Hong Kong are eligible.  Senior-year intake students are NOT eligible.)
  • Applicants should have obtained a minimum yearly GPA of 3.5 by the end of semester 2 of 2023/24. 

The shortlisted candidates, if being invited, MUST attend the face-to-face selection interview(s).  The internal interview conducted by PolyU will be held either during 21 - 26 June or 9 - 15 July 2024, and the final interview with the Donor will be held on 22 or 23 August 2024.  No alternative arrangement will be accommodated.

This Scholarship is now open for nomination by Schools/Academic Departments until 12 June 2024.  Eligible students who are interested in applying for the Scholarship should approach their academic department for application details of the Scholarship no later than 30 May 2024 or the application deadline set out by your academic department, whichever is earlier.  

Information Sheet
List of Departmental Scholarship Liaison Officers

  • 5 – 10 scholarships totaling HK$100,000, with individual value ranging from HK$10,000-$20,000.
  • Current full-time local undergraduate PolyU students pursuing government-funded undergraduate degree programmes of any discipline.
  • Excellent academic results (minimum cumulative GPA in Semester 1 of 2023/24 should be over 3.0)
  • Financial needs will also be taken into consideration. Those applicants who have successfully applied the Government’s Tertiary Student Finance Scheme-Publicly funded Programmes (TSFS) will be given priority.
  • The applicants are required to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of voluntary community services in the current academic year. Please note that only those proven voluntary services will be considered.

Interested students may apply for the Scholarship via the Scholarship Application System.

Deadline: 23:59 on 20 May 2024 (Monday)

Information Sheet

  • A maximum of 3 scholarships of HK$80,000 each.
  • The awardees should be current full-time non-local undergraduate degree students in 2023/24 and originated from specific regions of Mainland China.
  • Preference will be given to non-final-year students.
  • The awardees should have i) academic excellence (i.e. with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 by the end of Semester One of the 2023/24 academic year), ii) active involvement in extra-curricular activities and community services and iii) genuine financial needs.

Interested students may apply for the Scholarship via the Scholarship Application System.

Deadline: 11.59 pm on 20 May 2024 (Monday)

Information Sheet

  • One scholarship of HK$10,000
  • To current full-time female students from PolyU undergraduate programmes or postgraduate taught programmes.  Both local and non-local students are eligible.
  • The applicants should have attained at least a cumulative GPA of 3.3 by the end of the Semester One of 2023/24.
  • The applicants should provide proven records on their contribution of local community services from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024. 
  • The applicants must be Golden Z Club member before submitting application.

Interested students may apply for the Scholarship via the Scholarship Application System.

Deadline: 11.59 pm on 20 May 2024 (Monday)

Information Sheet

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