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HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship 2019/20 (Deadline Extended to 31 January 2020)

05 NOV 2019 - 31 JAN 2020

HSBC has a long history of supporting educational activities and nurturing young people for the betterment of the community. For the 2019/20 academic year, HSBC is offering HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship, at HK$50,000 each, to up to six HKBU local full-time undergraduate students. Up to nine eligible candidates will be nominated for final selection by HSBC.


Application is now open to full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in a UGC-funded degree programme, and who: 

(1) are Hong Kong permanent residents with right of abode in Hong Kong (full disclosure regarding citizenship is required);

(2) are pursuing studies in disciplines under architecture, business and economics, communication, computer science/information systems, construction and land use, dentistry, design, education, engineering, health care, hotel and tourism, law, medicine, science (applied and basic), social sciences, humanities, textiles, arts subjects (linguistics & languages, translation, history, geography, fine arts & applied arts), energy and environment, Asian and International Studies, and creative media (UGC-funded programmes only);

(3) have attained a cumulative GPA score of 3.70 or above in the first semester of the academic year 2019/2020;
(Note that students who are top 3% of their class may also be considered. Although students may not know whether they belong to the top 3% of their class, they should submit their application first, and the Office of Student Affairs will verify whether an applicant is eligible to compete for the Scholarship, i.e., whether he/she belongs to the top 3% group, after the application closes.)

(4) are well-rounded, participating in extra-curricular and/or community service activities; and

(5) are committed to Hong Kong

Applicants with financial needs and/or disabilities would be considered at a higher priority. Students who have been awarded the HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship in the past will not be considered and thus should NOT apply.

** According to the guidelines established by the Undergraduate Scholarship Committee, in order to allow more outstanding students to gain awards and recognition of their achievements, it is recommended that the maximum amount of scholarship a student can receive each year is HK$50,000. Hence, higher priority will be given to students who have not received a total scholarship amount of more than HK$50,000 in the 2019-20 academic year.


Please click here to download the application form. Completed application form together with a recommendation letter and copies of required supporting documents (certificates/proofs for participation in extra-curricular activities, community services, scholarships and awards) to us by email. To safeguard your private information,  please encrypt the documents or upload the documents to google drive and send the link to us via email at or before 5:30pm on 31 January 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.

Copies of certificates, records on SLES, student development portfolio, letters, name cards, emails, magazines, webpages, newspaper clippings and/or other documents that have (1) your name, (2) the position held and (3) the organization name can be used as the supporting documents for your activities/services. However, please highlight the relevant information. Note that activities/services listed on the form but without proofs will NOT be counted.

Partial submissions / late applications will NOT be considered. Also, application form with e-signature, scanned signature, typed signature, or signature not signed by applicant, and scanned or photocopy of application form will NOT be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an internal selection interview in mid-February 2020 (It is a "MUST" to attend the interview in Hong Kong). Nominated students are also required to attend a panel interview arranged by HSBC during mid-late March 2020.

Note: Students who cannot attend the internal selection interview and/or the panel interview arranged by HSBC due to exchange/ placement/ internship should NOT apply.

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

Faculty members are welcome to nominate eligible students to apply.


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

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Scholarships & Financial Aid Unit