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HKSAR Government Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme 2019/20

23 OCT 2019 - 17 JAN 2020

To promote the development of the self-financing post-secondary sector, the Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) is set up by the HKSAR Government under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund to offer scholarships and awards to students pursuing full-time Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Accountancy (BCom Accountancy) programme at HKBU. For the 2019/20 academic year, there are four types of scholarships offered under the Scheme for the BCom Accountancy programme:

1) Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS) will be awarded to current non-local students (at HK$80,000 each) or current local students (at HK$40,000 each) of the BCom Accountancy programme who have:

  • (a) high standard of academic performance;
  • (b) demonstration of leadership and good communication skills;
  • (c) valuable contribution to the institution/community; and/or
  • (d) strong commitment to the Hong Kong community

For students who entered the BCom Accountancy programme in 2019/20 (i.e., without GPA scores at HKBU), they should have outstanding entrance results.

For students who have GPA scores at HKBU, the top 10% of students with the highest cumulative GPA but not less than GPA of 3.00 in the BCom Accountancy programme will be invited by email to apply for the Scholarship.

Non-local awardees of OPS from APEC member economies will be awarded with the “APEC Scholarship”. Additional certificate in the title of “APEC Scholarship” will be distributed but no extra scholarship money will be paid.

2) Talent Development Scholarship (TDS) (at HK$10,000 each) will be awarded to current local or non-local students of the BCom Accountancy programme to give recognition to those who have demonstrated achievements or talent in non-academic areas and provide support for them to further develop their talent and potential. Applicants should have:

  • (a) demonstrated talent or potential in at least one of the following areas:
          (i) Sports and games;
          (ii) Music and performing arts;
          (iii) Culture, arts and design; or
          (iv) Innovation;
          (v) Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • (b) track records in the past three years (i.e. September 2016 to present) of active participation in any of the above areas and continuously striving for improvement and excellence; and
  • (c) received awards in territory-wide, national or regional competitions/ performances; represented HKBU or relevant association in such competitions/ performances; or good recommendation/ assessment by HKBU or relevant organization on the capability or talent; and
  • (d) attained a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above

For students who entered the BCom Accountancy programme in 2019/20 (i.e., without GPA scores at HKBU), they should have good entrance results.

Students who only participate in activities include: (a) Being a team member/committee member of a school team/club/society (b) Intra-school/ intra-institution activities (c) Work-related activities (e.g. internship/helpers or workers of an event etc. ) (d) Examinations on musical instruments (e) Language proficiency tests (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL etc.) (f) Voluntary service; should NOT be awarded TDS. Applications from previous TDS awardees will only be considered if new achievement/ award was obtained after 1 December 2018.

3) Reaching Out Award (ROA) (at HK$10,000 each) aims at equipping students with an international vision, broadening their exposure to multicultural environment and enhancing their communication skills in English, Putonghua or other languages. It will be awarded to current local or non-local students of the BCom Accountancy programme who:

  • (a) will participate in learning, internship or service programmes which are mainly course or placement related as well as national, regional and international events and competitions that are conducted outside Hong Kong. The outreaching activities should start from 1st January 2020, and be completed on or before 31st March 2021);
  • (b) have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
  • (c) agree to submit a reflection report on the activities participated and the learning experiences and benefits acquired to HKBU within 1 month upon completion of the outreaching programmes

For students who entered the BCom Accountancy programme in 2019/20 (i.e., without GPA scores at HKBU), they should have outstanding entrance results.

The outreaching activity should either be organized or endorsed by HKBU. The award is not on reimbursement basis but may cover (part of) the expenses incurred during the outreaching activities, such as tuition fees, airfare, accommodation and other incidental expenses. The ROA can be held concurrently with other awards, prizes, subsidies or sponsorship except other government funds.

4) Best Progress Award (BPA) (at HK$10,000 each) aims to encourage and recognise students with significant progress and improvement. It will be open for competition to all self-financing post-secondary students in Hong Kong who have already completed at least two consecutive academic years in their programme. HKBU will nominate students from the BCom Accountancy programme to compete for the Award via Department's nominations according to the intensity of academic improvement of those academic years and cumulative GPA at HKBU at the time of nomination (no application is required).

A student may only be awarded ONE of the scholarships or awards above in each academic year, but may be awarded with different scholarships or awards in different academic years.

A student may be awarded the OPS/TDS more than once throughout his/her studies of the relevant programme, and each nomination will be considered based on individual merits. However, a student may only be awarded the BPA/ROA once throughout his/her studies of the relevant programme.

Priority will be given to those students who have not previously received any awards under the SPSS so as to allow more students to benefit. While there is no fixed percentage split between local and non-local recipients, a majority of the recipients should be local recipients.


The application forms can be downloaded at the following links:

The completed application form together with copies of the relevant supporting documents (including sub-degree transcripts and certificates for newly admitted students, certificates/awards for participation in extra-curricular activities/community services/competitions, information on the outreaching programme (if applicable) should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs, WLB 401 (Rm 401, Level 4, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies), Shaw Campus in person or by email to or before the below deadlines. For email submission, you may scan the original signed application form and all relevant supporting documents to a PDF file, upload the PDF to google drive and send the link to us via email

OPS: 5:30pm, November 22, 2019 (Friday)

TDS: 5:30pm, December 13, 2019 (Friday)

ROA: 5:30pm, January 17, 2020 (Friday)

In the event of unforeseeable circumstances, such as extreme weather, that resulted in the sudden closure of SFA Counter on the day of the deadline, SFA will extend the deadline of application to 5:30pm of the following working day.

Late submission or submission with incomplete information will not be considered. 

All awardees will be selected via internal vetting. No interview will be conducted.

Please click here for general tips on completing scholarship application forms.

Faculty members are welcome to encourage eligible students to apply.


For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3411 2307 or by email to

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