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Scholarships for JUPAS Students Admitted on the Basis of HKDSE Results (2021 Entry)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) offers a number of Admission Scholarships to outstanding students admitted on the basis of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results. To be eligible for the University Admission Scholarships, JUPAS students should have obtained Level 5** in at least 2 HKDSE subjects. The amounts of University Admission Scholarships for JUPAS students range from a minimum one-off amount of HK$5,000 to over HK$400,000 by instalments covering full-tuition fees and study allowance tenable for the normative study period of the programme, as well as funds for an outgoing exchange or overseas learning activity.

There is no need for the students to apply for the University Admission Scholarships. The University will identify qualified students and inform them of the scholarship offers after admission.

HKDSE Result~ Coverage of University Admission Scholarship^
Level 5** in 6 or more subjects
  • Renewable full-tuition scholarship of HK$42,100 per annum, tenable for the normative study period of the programme subject to satisfactory academic performance;
  • Renewable annual allowance of HK$20,000, tenable for the normative study period of the programme subject to satisfactory academic performance;
  • One-off amount of HK$30,000 for an outgoing exchange or overseas learning activity; and
  • Honours at Entrance #
Level 5** in 5 subjects
  • Renewable half-tuition scholarship of HK$21,050 per annum, tenable for the normative study period of the programme subject to satisfactory academic performance;
  • One-off amount of HK$10,000 for an outgoing exchange or overseas learning activity; and
  • Honours at Entrance #
Level 5** in 4 subjects
  • Non-renewable half-tuition scholarship of HK$21,050;
  • One-off amount of HK$10,000 for an outgoing exchange or overseas learning activity; and
  • Honours at Entrance #
Level 5** in 3 subjects
  • Non-renewable scholarship of HK$10,000;
  • One-off amount of HK$10,000 for an outgoing exchange or overseas learning activity; and
  • Honours at Entrance #
Level 5** in 2 subjects
  • Non-renewable scholarship of HK$5,000

~ Mathematics Extended Parts (M1 and M2) are counted as individual subjects.
^ The Admission Scholarships are supported by the funding of the University or its constituent Colleges.
# "Honours at Entrance" is a non-monetary honour to be recorded in the official transcript of the student.

Each year, 8 non-renewable awards of HK$50,000 each under CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Excellence 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.

Apart from the University Admission Scholarships, admission scholarships are also offered by our Colleges and Faculties.


There are other different kinds of awards available to students such as services and creativity awards, scholarships for students with special educational needs, scholarships for student exchange and internship, and many others awarded on the basis of academic or non-academic performance.

For the academic year 2019-20, the University overall granted more than 8,800 scholarships and prizes totaling around HK$187 million to students of different study disciplines. Students can browse the CUHK Calendar for the list of awards available for reference.