To honor students’ academic merits and non-academic achievements, HKUST offers well over a thousand scholarships and awards funded by the University’s internal resources, Government scholarship endowment, or donations from corporate donors and caring community leaders. Many types of scholarships, including admission scholarships, scholarships for continuing students, exchange/visiting/reaching out scholarships, non-academic achievement and need based scholarships, are available for both local and non-local undergraduate students.

Admission Scholarships

In general, local or non-local students do not have to submit applications for admission scholarships. Scholarship awards will be issued together with admission offers to deserving students.

For local students admitted through the Joint University Programs Admissions System (JUPAS), academic performance in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) is the most important criterion for awards.

For local or non-local International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma holders, students are awarded based on the number of IB Total Points.

Scholarships are also awarded to students holding GCEAL/ International AL qualifications with outstanding results. HKUST also values students’ excellent achievement in International /Asian Olympiad competitions of various academic subject disciplines. High achievers in those mostly recognized competitions will be considered for scholarships.

University's Scholarship Scheme for Continuing Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who have completed their first year of study and are with excellent academic performance by the end of each academic year are eligible to apply for the University's Scholarship Scheme for Continuing Undergraduate Students. Details of the scheme and application procedures will be announced at the beginning of each academic year.

Exchange/ Visiting/ Reaching out Scholarships

Exchange/ Visiting/ Reaching out Scholarships have been established to financially support students in gaining valuable study abroad experience, including credit-bearing exchange studies and other overseas learning activities.

Non-academic Achievement and Need-based Scholarships

Non-academic Achievement scholarships recognize students’ talent and achievements in non-academic areas and help them further develop their potential or broaden their exposure to multicultural environments.  Need-based scholarships provide further support for highly-aspired students who lack the resources required to pursue their educational goals or unleash their full potential.

Other Scholarships and Awards

Details of other scholarship awards are also obtainable from the website of the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.