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Scholarships for Local JUPAS Students on the Basis of HKDSE Results (2018 Entry)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) offers a number of University Admission Scholarships to outstanding local students admitted on the basis of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results. To be eligible for the University Admission Scholarships, local JUPAS students should have obtained Level 5** in at least 2 HKDSE subjects. The amounts of University Admission Scholarships for local JUPAS students range from a minimum one-off amount of HK$5,000 to over HK$400,000 by instalments covering 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.

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

^ 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.

Apart from the University Admission Scholarships, top-up 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 2016-17, the University as a whole granted over 8,700 scholarships and prizes totaling more than HK$180 million to students of different study disciplines. Students can browse the CUHK Calendar for the list of awards available for reference.