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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 excellent 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. Many of the Admission Scholarships are renewable for the normative period of study programme subject to satisfactory academic progress. Some of the Admission Scholarships will also include an allowance of up to HK$45,000 per year.

Outstanding students who have attained the qualifications as stipulated below will be eligible for consideration of Admission Scholarships.

(I) For Local Students

  1. JUPAS
    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 results in GCE A-Level/ IB Diploma/ SAT/ OSSD/ B.C. Diploma or equivalent/ ATAR/ Taiwan GSAT/ Cambridge Pre-U examinations/ Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma, etc.

(II) For Non-local Students

  1. Students from the Mainland China
    Non-local students from the Mainland China with Gaokao results
  2. Students from Other Regions
    Non-local students from other regions with any academic qualifications which meet undergraduate admission requirements

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 distinguished 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.

Belt and Road Scholarship

The Belt and Road Scholarship has also been offered by the HKSAR Government to outstanding new students from the Belt and Road 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 may be provided to students with financial need under specific schemes.

The Scholarship is open to students from four designated countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Starting from the academic year 2019/20, Belt and Road Scholarship (Other Countries) has been offered to students from countries along the Belt and Road Regions other than the four designated ones.

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 and Belt and Road Scholarship. Separate applications for these scholarships are NOT required.

CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Excellence

Each year, 8 non-renewable awards of HK$50,000 each will be given out to the distinguished new students admitted to any full-time undergraduate programmes, irrespective of the admission channel and residency. Please click here for details.

Exchange Scholarships Awarded on Admission

Exceptionally outstanding new students may be awarded a University Exchange Scholarship, ranging from HK$10,000 to HK$80,000, in addition to the Admission Scholarship.

Sports Scholarships

Sports scholarships are available for both JUPAS and Non-JUPAS (local) students. Students with remarkable 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, which is renewable based on annual assessment. For details, please visit the website of the Physical Education Unit at

Scholarships Based on Exceptional Performance in Non-Academic Areas

Scholarships of up to a one-off full-tuition amount may also be awarded to international students who excel in non-academic achievements including (i) sports and games (ii) music and performing arts (iii) art and design (iv) innovation, science and technology/STEM.

Honours at Entrance

Many of the recipients of the University Admission Scholarships 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.