The HKU Worldwide Visiting Scholarship is to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students to study for the fee-paying visiting programme at a listed overseas university for either one semester or one academic year.


Columbia University
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton University
Stanford University
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University


Value of Scholarship 

The amount of scholarship for visiting programmes should be HK$70,000 for one semester programme or HK$100,000 for one academic year programme, unless otherwise specified by institutional agreements.


For merit-based funding provided by Registry offices in support of study abroad, each student is only eligible to receive a value that equals the largest award. Should the student receive more than one award, he/she may be required to return the prior award to the University. This is to ensure that scholarship funds benefit more than a small number of students.


Who Can Apply

The scholarship is open to non-final year full-time undergraduate students who meet the following requirements

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 3.7 or above / first class honour / top 3% of class / distinction (or equivalent).
  • Well-rounded, participating in extra-curricular and community service activities.
  • No extensive experience of living or studying overseas.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who are in a financial situation that does not permit overseas study or extensive overseas travel.




Worldwide Plus Visiting Scholarship - Timeline for 2019/20


Feb 18 (Mon)


Online application for 2019/20

Apr 5 (Fri)


Deadline for online application

Late Apr


Selected candidates invited for interview

Jul 31 (Wed)

Release of Results 

Release of results