The University of Hong Kong (HKU) established the "President's Scholar Scheme" in recognition of students' outstanding achievements in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) and other public examinations since 2016. President's Scholars will receive scholarships to cover annual tuition fee and to support their overseas learning opportunity at top universities in the world.

This year (2019), top scorers admitted to HKU with level 5** in seven or more subjects in HKDSE will be honoured as the "President's Scholars". The award details are set out below:

Category Award
Level 5** in 7 or more subjects

Honoured as "President's Scholar";

  • An entrance scholarship of HK$42,100 per annum1;
  • Guaranteed nomination to a study abroad opportunity at one of the top universities in the world2; and
  • A one-off scholarship to support a study abroad opportunity that is administered by the University's International Affairs Office3, or pre-approved by the Faculty, for a maximum of up to HKD 200,0004.

The President's Scholars will also be selected as HKU Student Ambassadors and representing HKU to participate in ceremonies, conferences and seminars.  These occasions allow students to expand their networks as well as develop their interpersonal skills.

Category Award
Level 5** in 6 subjects
  • An entrance scholarship of HK$42,100 per annum1; and
  • A one-off scholarship to support a study abroad opportunity that is administered by the University's International Affairs Office3, for a maximum of up to HKD 12,0004.
Level 5** in 5 subjects
  • An entrance scholarship of HK$21,050 per annum1.

In addition to the above entrance scholarships, HKU offers up to $130 million bursaries and scholarships to all eligible students under over 700 scholarships and bursaries.  These aim to build students' interdisciplinary knowledge base, advocate experiential learning, and free needy students from financial constraints during their studies at the University.

Remarks:

  1. Scholarship renewable annually subject to academic results at HKU; conditions on the entrance scholarship attached separately will be applied.
  2. Participation in study abroad opportunity is subject to an academic requirement and may involve panel interviews. The final decision is made by the host university.
  3. Applicable to the following categories of programmes administered by the International Affairs Office: Worldwide Plus Visiting Programme I, Worldwide Plus Visiting Programme II, Short-term Abroad Programme, HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme, and Faculty-level Exchange Programme. The International Affairs Office's prevailing policy and regulations on study abroad opportunities apply.
  4. The scholarship value shall follow the approved scholarship scale and correspond to the study abroad opportunity to which you are accepted. If other funding/scholarships are made available to support the study abroad opportunity, only the funding/scholarship with the highest amount will apply.

Notes:

  1. The HKDSE examination results are based on 2019 only and in one sitting.  Achievement in Mathematics Extended Part is accepted in lieu of Mathematics Compulsory Part.  Students must be non-HKDSE repeaters.  To be eligible for the scholarship awards, students must fulfil the minimum University entrance requirements.
  2. Study Abroad opportunity is referring to programmes administered by the International Affairs Office: Worldwide Plus Visiting Programme I, Worldwide Plus Visiting Programme II, Short-term Abroad Programme, HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme, and Faculty-level Exchange Programme.  The International Affairs Office’s prevailing policy and regulations on study abroad opportunities apply.
  3. Students are also eligible to apply for other scholarships after admission to the University, subject to a maximum yearly amount stipulated by the Senate.

6767 Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance
6781 Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in  Accounting and Finance
6793 Bachelor of Business Administration (Information System)
6808 Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) and Bachelor of Laws
6860 Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking
6884 Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance
6896 Bachelor of Business Administration in International Global and Business Management

The award criteria and the value of the Scholarship, which shall be granted to local students who have achieved outstanding results at the HKDSE preceding admission to the Faculty in the specified programmes under the JUPAS Scheme, are as follows:

Total Score
in Any 5 Best HKDSE Subjects
in Category A and / or C,
including Mathematics Extended Part
(Module 1 or 2)
No. of Subjects
with Level 5**
Scholarship Amount
(one-off)
35 7 HK$80,000
35 6 HK$60,000
35 5 HK$50,000
34 - HK$30,000
33 - HK$25,000
32 - HK$20,000
31 - HK$12,000
30 - HK$8,000

NOTES

  • The HKDSE examination results are based on 2019 only and in one sitting;
  • Result of alternative qualifications in Chinese Language will not be considered;
  • Students must fulfil the minimum University Entrance Requirements;
  • Students are also eligible to apply for other scholarships after admission to the University, subject to a maximum yearly amount stipulated by the Senate; and
  • The calculation of HKDSE score is based on the following Level / Grade-to-Score conversion:

Category A: Core and Elective Subjects

Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1 Unclassified
/ Others
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Category C: Other Language Subjects

Grade A B C D E Ungrade / Others
Score 7 5.5 4 2.5 1 0

6248 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology
6925 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
6951 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science
6963 Bachelor of Engineering

Top JUPAS entrants may be invited to join the Dean’s Club and receive the Dean’s Award for Engineering Students, with an amount of HK$20,000.

6468 Bachelor of Nursing

6482 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine

Peter H M Tai Chinese Medicine Entrance Scholarships

The scholarship will be awarded annually to EIGHT BChinMed year-one students admitted through JUPAS, on the basis of their academic merits. The top-ranked awardee each year will be able to renew his / her scholarship for the normative periods of study, subject to satisfactory academic performance being maintained and funds available.

The value of award ranges from HK$10,000 to $42,100.

NOTES

  • Students must fulfil the minimum University Entrance Requirements;
  • Students are also eligible to apply for other scholarships after admission to the University, subject to a maximum yearly amount stipulated by the Senate; and
  • The calculation of HKDSE score is based on the following Level / Grade-to-Score conversion:

Category A: Core and Elective Subjects

Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1 Unclassified
/ Others
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Category C: Other Language Subjects

Grade A B C D E Ungrade / Others
Score 7 5.5 4 2.5 1 0

6224 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Total Score
in Any 6 Best HKDSE Subjects
in Category A,
including Mathematics Extended Part
(Module 1 or 2)
Scholarship Amount
(one-off)
51 HK$70,000
49.5 HK$40,000
48 HK$20,000

6729 Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Actuarial Science

  1. The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to first-year candidates who are freshly-admitted through JUPAS to enrol in the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme with the most outstanding entrance records, renewable based on satisfactory performance in each year’s study in the programme.
  2. Candidates for the Scholarship are normally expected to have the following academic achievements, or better, in one sitting:
    1. Level 5 in HKDSE English Language;
    2. Level 5* in three HKDSE subjects other than English Language. Mathematics Extended Part (Module 1 or 2) can be included in lieu of Mathematics.
  3. In addition to academic achievements, a candidate’s performance in an interview, if arranged by the Selection Committee, and a candidate’s expedient need for financial assistance would also be taken into account as helpful supplementary information in the selection. The Scholarship shall be of the value of HK$50,000 each, whilst an additional HK$10,000 will be awarded to those successful candidates who have achieved Level 5** in HKDSE English Language, or who require expedient financial assistance during their studies.

6901 Bachelor of Science

Total Score
in Any 5 Best HKDSE Subjects
in Category A,
including Mathematics Extended Part
(Module 1 or 2)
Scholarship Amount
(one-off)
42.5 HK$70,000
41 HK$60,000
39 HK$50,000
37 HK$40,000
35 HK$20,000

NOTES

  • The HKDSE examination results are based on 2019 only and in one sitting;
  • Students must be non-HKDSE repeaters;
  • Students must fulfil the minimum University Entrance Requirements;
  • Students are also eligible to apply for other scholarships after admission to the University, subject to a maximum yearly amount stipulated by the Senate; and
  • The calculation of HKDSE score is based on the following Level-to-Score conversion:

Category A: Core and Elective Subjects

Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1 Unclassified
/ Others
Score 8.5 7 5.5 4 3 2 1 0

6731 Bachelor of Social Work

The Scholarship shall be awarded to academically outstanding year one students, who are admitted to the BSW programme with a total score of 28 or above in any 5 best HKDSE subjects in category A and / or C, excluding Mathematics Extended Part (Module 1 and 2) in the HKDSE examination.

The value of award ranges from HK$20,000 to HK$50,000.

NOTES

  • The HKDSE examination results are based on 2019 only and in one sitting;
  • Students must be non-HKDSE repeaters;
  • Students must fulfil the minimum University Entrance Requirements;
  • Students are also eligible to apply for other scholarships after admission to the University, subject to a maximum yearly amount stipulated by the Senate; and
  • The calculation of HKDSE score is based on the following Level / Grade-to-Score conversion:

Category A: Core and Elective Subjects

Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1 Unclassified
/ Others
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Category C: Other Language Subjects

Grade A B C D E Ungrade / Others
Score 7 5.5 4 2.5 1 0