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Admission Scholarships (for undergraduates only)

CUHK offers admission scholarships to both local and non-local new undergraduate students on the basis of their outstanding academic or non-academic performance. There is no need for the students to apply for these scholarships. The University will identify qualified new students and inform the selected students of the scholarship offers.

The value of each Admission Scholarship ranges from HK$5,000 to a full-tuition coverage. Some of the Admission Scholarships will also include an allowance of up to HK$45,000 per year. Many of the Admission Scholarships are renewable for the normative period of study programme subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Students who have attained the qualifications as stipulated below will be eligible for Admission Scholarships.

(I) For Local Students

  1. JUPAS
    Outstanding students admitted to the University on the basis of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results.
  2. Non-JUPAS
    Non-JUPAS local students with outstanding results in GCE A-Level/ IB Diploma/ SAT/ OSSD/ B.C. Diploma or equivalent/ ATAR/ Taiwan GSAT/ Cambridge Pre-U examinations, etc.

(II) For Non-local Students

  1. Students from the Mainland China
    Non-local students from the Mainland China with outstanding Gaokao results.
  2. Students from other regions
    Non-local students from other regions with outstanding academic achievements.

HKSAR Government Scholarship

To attract outstanding local students to advance their studies locally and meritorious non-local students to pursue higher education opportunities in Hong Kong, the Government established the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund in 2008 to give due recognition to outstanding local and non-local students.

The amount of HKSAR Government Scholarship is HK$40,000 per year for local students and HK$80,000 per year for non-local students.

Targeted Scholarship

Starting from the academic year 2012/13, the HKSAR Government offers up to ten scholarships to non-local full-time students from ASEAN countries, India and Korea to pursue publicly-funded degree programmes in Hong Kong.

The Targeted Scholarship will cover full tuition fee of the awardees starting from the academic year 2018/19.

Belt and Road Scholarship

To attract more outstanding students from countries/regions along the Belt and Road (B&R) to pursue full-time undergraduate studies in Hong Kong, Belt and Road Scholarship has been offered by the HKSAR Government to new students from the B&R Region since the academic year 2016/17.

The Belt and Road Scholarship will cover the tuition fees of the awardees. A Bursary of HK$50,000 per annum will also be provided to students with financial need under specific schemes.

The Scholarship is now open for Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, and will be expanded to other countries along the B&R regions by phases.

For details of the Belt and Road Scholarship, please click here.

CUHK will nominate first-year undergraduate students to the Education Bureau for the HKSAR Government Scholarship, Targeted Scholarship and Belt and Road Scholarship. Separate applications for these scholarships are not required.

Exchange Scholarships Awarded on Admission

Exceptionally outstanding new students may be awarded a University Exchange Scholarship in addition to the Admission Scholarship.

Sports Scholarships

Sports scholarships are available for both JUPAS and Non-JUPAS (local) students. Students with outstanding sports achievements will be awarded a sports scholarship of HK$10,000 to HK$50,000 for a maximum tenure of 5 years and a guaranteed hostel place in the first year and is renewable based on annual assessment. For details, please visit the website of the Physical Education Unit at

Honours at Entrance

Students who are admitted to the University with outstanding academic achievements will be awarded Honours at Entrance. The award, which does not carry monetary value, will be recorded in the official academic transcripts of the students.