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HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship 2021/22 (Deadline: 5:30pm of 21 January 2022)

18 OCT 2021 - 21 JAN 2022

HSBC has a long history of supporting educational activities and nurturing young people for the betterment of the community. For the 2021/22 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 local 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 2021/2022;
(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 2021-22 academic year.


Please click here to download the application form. The form is fillable. Please type in the form.

Please note that the Office of Student Affairs will certify your eligibility in the very last section of the application form. Please leave that section blank (i.e., Do NOT ask your faculty/department staff to fill in that part). 

  1. Save your completed application form and add PDF attachments of your transcript (student copy), personal essay and recommendation letter as instructed on the application form. Scan all required supporting documents (i.e., certificate/proof of extra-curricular activities/community services/achievements, etc.). Combine your application form and scanned supporting documents as ONE (1) PDF file.
  2. Name your PDF file in the format of "HSBC HK_student ID_full name" (e.g. HSBC HK_20201111_Chan Tai Man). We may not be able to identify your submission if you do not name your file as instructed.
  3. Please make sure the scans of your documents are clear and legible. Any parts that are missing, unclear, and incomprehensible will NOT be considered.
  4. Please try to keep your pdf file under 25MB. You may not need to scan the documents in the highest/top quality if standard quality suffice. Your PDF file should NOT exceed 25MB.
  5. Login to our “Documents Upload Platform” at with your SSOid. Choose and click “HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship” in the menu to upload the documents. We will NOT be able to receive your documents if you choose another scheme, so please click the scheme name carefully. The “Documents Upload Platform” will close automatically at the application deadline 5:30pm of 21 January 2022 (Friday). You will receive an auto-email from the system upon successful upload of your PDF file.
  6. To avoid being late, you should upload your PDF well before the deadline, as there may be unexpected technical errors/difficulties that require you extra time to solve. Note that the submission time is subject to our system’s clock on the website, which may or may not be the same as your watch, and the Office of Student Affairs has the discretion to make final judgments on whether the application is considered late.

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. You should ONLY attach relevant supporting documents with your application form. Submitting application forms attached with irrelevant documents might adversely affect your application. Form submission via hardcopy or email is not accepted.


After internal paper vetting, shortlisted candidates will be invited for the final selection interview co-hosted by HKBU and HSBC during late-February and mid-April. The selection result will be announced in June 2022.

  • 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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