The University offers merit-based entrance scholarships for top-ranking students who are admitted to our undergraduate programmes. The entrance scholarships may go up to a value equivalent to a FULL tuition fee waiver plus accommodation and general living allowance per year, and are renewable to cover your entire undergraduate study at HKU.

Once you have successfully submitted an application for admission, you will be considered for an entrance scholarship automatically. The result of both admission and entrance scholarship will be announced at the same time. No separate application for entrance scholarship is required. Selection is based on academic merits with consideration of non-academic achievements.

The following HKU entrance scholarships schemes are supported by generous donors, external organizations and governmental bodies in Hong Kong as well as overseas:

Scholarships Scheme Application Procedures
HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarships Separate application is not required.
HeForShe IMPACT Champion Scholarships for female students from economically deprived nations with outstanding academic results (male students who have significantly contributed to achieving the goals of the HeForShe movement will also be considered) Coming Soon
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program for students from China, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan Coming Soon
Entrance Scholarships for Medallists of International/Asian Olympiads Please click here for details of the scheme.
Entrance Scholarships for Students admitted to Undergraduate Dual Degree Programmes Separate application is not required.
Vietnam Van Thinh Phat Scholarships for outstanding Vietnamese students Coming Soon
Hong Kong Scholarship for "Belt & Road" Students for students from Indonesia and Malaysia Coming Soon
Targeted Scholarship Scheme under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund for students from the following countries: ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), India, Korea Coming Soon

Once you have commenced your study at HKU, you may apply for other HKU Scholarships.  If you go on exchange study, you will also be entitled to a scholarship that helps cover travel and other costs.

As in most countries, the HKSAR Government does not provide financial aid to non-local students.  However, thanks to the Governments support for the development of Hong Kong as an educational hub for students from around the world, HKUs tuition fees are relatively low by international standard.  With the current student visa policy, non-local* students can undertake part-time work on campus during the semester, and a full-time internship during their summer vacation in the city.  Graduates can take up full-time employment on finishing their studies at HKU.

Local Hong Kong students may contact our Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) or the Government Student Finance Office for the financial options available.

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Items Amount (HK$ per academic year)
Tuition Fees 42,100 (local)/164,000# (non-local)*
Accommodation 12,041 – 25,944  (approx.)^
Living Expenses 40,000  (approx.)
Miscellaneous (e.g. entertainment, supplementary academic expenses, etc.) 15,000 (approx.)

#Tuition fee for 2019 admissions is subject to approval.

*According to the definition by the HKSAR Government adopted for education-related areas in the post-secondary education context, non-local students are:

Students holding:
- student visa / entry permit to study in Hong Kong
- dependent visa who are aged 18 years old or above before September 1 of the year of admission; and
- visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG), issued by the Director of Immigration of the Hong Kong Immigration Department

^This is the lodging fee in undergraduate halls of residence, including extra compulsory meal charges for some halls, for 282 residential days excluding the summer semester.

Note: All figures are for reference only.