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Entry Scholarships

Entry Scholarships

Entry scholarships are available for outstanding admittees based on academic or non-academic achievements. Please visit Admissions webpage for details and further enquiries on scholarships offered to local (HKDSE) and international students as well as 内地应届高考生.


Post-entry Scholarships

From time to time, a number of private organisations, firms, professional bodies and individuals donate to PolyU scholarships and prizes which are awarded to students with outstanding academic and/or non-academic achievements (such as achievements in extra-curricular activities and community services) during their studies at PolyU. Most of the scholarships/prizes are awarded to undergraduate students and the awardees are normally nominated by School of Design. A limited number of scholarships/prizes are open for application by students or nomination by academic departments via SAO. Please refer to the schedule of inviting application/nomination for details.

List of Scholarships offered:

  • AEON Credit Service (Asia) Scholarship
  • Artapower International Group Scholarship
  • Civil Awareness Scholarship
  • Design Students' Travel Fund Scholarship
  • Distinguished Athletes Scholarship
  • Dr. Ng Tat-lun Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Samson Sun Scholarship
  • For Our Future Scholarship
  • Formica Scholarship
  • Fung Scholarship
  • HKCC Scholarship for PolyU Articulation
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship (for new students admitted into Senior Year places)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Endeavour Merit Award
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Reaching Out Award
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Talent Development Scholarship
  • Hong Kong Association of University Women (HKAUW) Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Hong Kong Plastics Manufacturers Association Scholarship
  • HSBC Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong) Scholarship
  • HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship
  • HSBC Overseas Scholarship
  • Kai Chong Tong Scholarship
  • Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
  • Muses Foundation Overseas Exchange Scholarship
  • Narrow Door – The Best Female Copywriter Scholarship
  • Noah Scholarship
  • Pauline Chan Design Foundation Scholarship
  • PolyU (Southern California) Association Student Exchange Scholarship
  • PolyU Entry Scholarship Award
  • PolyU Outstanding Student Award Scheme
  • President Emeritus Professor Poon Chung-kwong Scholarship
  • Presidential Student Leadership Award
  • School of Design Scholarship for Hall Residents
  • Secret Tour Bobo Boy Scholarship
  • Shun Hing Advertising Scholarship
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship
  • The C I Stapleton Scholarship
  • The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship
  • The Right Side Scholarship

Govlogo21GreenThe University Grants Committee (UGC) launched the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (the Fellowships Scheme) in the academic year 2020/21 on a pilot basis for five cohorts to attract meritorious local students to pursue further studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong.

All four specialisms of Master of Design (MDes) are eligible programmes in the priority area of ‘promoting the creative industries’. The number of fellowship places for the MDes in the 2024/25 academic year is 21. Each Fellowship subsidises HK$120,000 of the programme tuition.

Local students not receiving any other forms of financial aid from the government or the PolyU for the same programme are eligible to apply. 

Further Information on the Fellowships: UGC | PolyU

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme

MScIME is an eligible programme of the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (2024/25) with 5 fellowship places. Each fellowship subsidises HK$120,000 of the programme tuition. Details and application form are available online at PolyU Admission website. 


Entry Scholarship

A limited number of entry scholarships, up to HK$80,000 are available to both local and non-local applicants with excellent academic achievements. 



A limited number of bursaries, amounting to HK$22,320, are available to local applicants.



The School considers applications on a rolling basis until the scholarship/bursary places are filled, applicants are encouraged to submit application as early as possible.

Multiple PhD financing options are possible, as outlined below. Each type of funding has specific application criteria, funding support structures, and submission deadlines. Candidates are advised to study the possible funding schemes in detail and determine what suits their personal situation best. All questions regarding these schemes are to be directed to the funding organization, except where mentioned otherwise.

Funding Scheme 1: PolyU Research Postgraduate Scholarship (PRPgS)


Funding Scheme 2: PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS)
  • Monthly stipend based on School Research Committee’s discretion and approval
  • Allowances for research-related activities
  • Provision of Cash Award
    More information>>


Funding Scheme 3: Hong Kong PHD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
  • Monthly stipend based on School Research Committee’s discretion and approval
  • Allowances for research-related activities
  • Provision of Cash Award
  • A guaranteed hall place for 2 years
    More information at link 1 & link 2.


Funding Option 4: Self-financed Applications

Student with adequate funds can apply under the ‘Self-financed’ track, within deadline each year.

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Funding Option 5: Other Funding Sources

Depending on their circumstances, applicants may be eligible to apply for sponsorship from other governmental and private scholarships and other funding schemes. Students should inform themselves about what potential schemes might be applicable for them.
For application purposes, such students are considered as self-financed (please indicate in the application what governmental / private scholarships / other funding scheme will be used to support your studies)


Other Useful information:

Awards Grants and Scholarships

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Teaching Postgraduate Studentship (TPS)

(The TPS scheme is discontinued with effect from the 2022/23 admission exercise.)
The main purpose of the Assistantship for Research Postgraduate (RPg) students under the Teaching Postgraduate Studentship (TPS) Scheme is twofold: (a) to grant, on merit basis, financial support to eligible full-time RPg students with a view to allowing them to fully focus on their studies; and (b) to provide more teaching experience and training opportunity to interested RPg students in order to widen their exposure for the development of their academic career.

Only full-time RPg students who are not receiving a stipend will be eligible for receiving assistantship under TPS. Holders of other scholarship awards may be considered for receiving assistantship under TPS provided that this does not violate the terms and conditions of the other awards.

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Tuition Waiver for Local RPG

Starting from 2018/19 academic year, the Government would provide tuition waiver for all local students enrolled in UGC-funded RPg programmes. All local students enrolled in UGC-funded RPg programmes will be provided with tuition waiver.

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