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Scholarships offered:

  • AEON Credit Service (Asia) Scholarship
  • Artapower International Group Scholarship
  • Bobo Boy Scholarship
  • Civil Awareness Scholarship
  • D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship
  • Design Challenge for Wearable Device Award
  • 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
  • Muses Foundation Overseas Exchange Scholarship
  • Narrow Door - The Best Female Copywriter Scholarship
  • Noah Scholarship
  • PolyU Presidential PhD Scholarship (Cash Award)
  • PolyU (Southern California) Association Student Exchange Scholarship
  • President Emeritus Professor Poon Chung-kwong Scholarship
  • Presidential Student Leadership Award
  • School of Design Outbound Exchange Scholarship
  • School of Design Scholarship for Hall Residents
  • Shun Hing Advertising Scholarship
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial (SEYM) Award Schemes
  • The C I Stapleton Scholarship
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Entry Scholarship (Academic)
  • The Right Side Scholarship
  • Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship


Financial Assistance


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Taught Postgraduate Programmes Funding Schemes

Local Students
Non-local Students


Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (2023/24)

Applicable programmes: Master of Design (MDes)

Administered by: PolyU/ SD/ MDes

In academic year 2020/21, the University Grants Committee (UGC) launched this Fellowships Scheme to attract meritorious local students for eligible taught postgraduate (TPg) programmes to pursue further studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong.

All four specialisms of Master of Design (MDes) are eligible TPg programmes of this Fellowships Scheme in the priority area of ‘promoting the creative industries’. A total of 26 MDes Fellowships are available in 2023/24 academic year. 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 | PolyU Design   


Continuing Education Fund

Applicable programmes: Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (MScMET)
Administered by: Student Finance Office of the HK Government

Some subjects in the MScMET are Continuing Education Fund (CEF) reimbursable for eligible Hong Kong residents (who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction). Students taking these subjects will benefit from the CEF subsidy ceiling of HK$20,000. 


Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme

Applicable programmes: MDes, MScMET

Administered by: Student Finance Office of the HK Government

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS), administered by Student Finance Office (SFO) of the HK Government, offers interest-bearing loans to eligible local residents (who have the right of abode in the Hong Kong or have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years prior to the commencement of the programme) to settle tuition fees.


International Excellence Scholarship (IES) and Top Universities Scheme (TUS) (2023/24)

Applicable programmes: MDes

Administered by: PolyU/ SD/ MDes

MDes offers two entry scholarship schemes to outstanding non-local creative talent to further their studies in Hong Kong. The scholarship programmes are part of the MDes' new vision to develop proactive leaders and game changers for the future of industries. International Excellence Scholarship (IES) and Top Universities Scheme (TUS) are the two scholarship programmes, with 50% and 15% tuition scholarships valued at HK$106,200 and HK$31,860, respectively. 


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Research Postgraduate Funding Schemes

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)

  • Monthly stipend of HK$18,100.
  • Allowances for research-related activities.
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Funding Scheme 2: PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme (PPPFS)

  • Monthly stipend of HK$ 26,800 based on School Research Committee’s discretion and approval
  • Allowances for research-related activities.
  • Provision of Cash Award
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Funding Scheme 3: Hong Kong PHD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

  • Monthly stipend of HK$27,100, 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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Large companies use corporate scholarships as part of their HR strategy to develop and retain high-potential employees.

For businesses that strive to provide experience and service excellence to their customers, developing employees through an advanced degree in Design will allow them to move the company forward with fresh perspectives brought back from the creative class.

To sponsor high-potential employees for any programmes at PolyU Design, companies could offer a combination of support to employees, including:

  • Tuition sponsorship
  • Financial support for living expenses
  • Policy of acting roles while a staff is away for sabbatical

For more information, please contact



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