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HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2019/20 (Deadline: 27 Sep 2019)

14 AUG - 27 SEP 2019

Each year, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government offers scholarships to gifted and/or academically outstanding full-time undergraduate students studying in any discipline (UGC-funded programmes only) at the Hong Kong Baptist University. For 2019/20, scholarship awards will be available for application from local Year 2 students who were admitted to BU in 2018/19 (i.e. senior entrants are not eligible to apply).

Each scholarship is valued at HK$40,000 per year. The scholarship is tenable for the entire normative study years of the recipient subject to satisfactory academic performance at the University (annual average GPA of 3.00 or above).


- Excellent academic performance achieved at HKBU (Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or above, achieved in Year 1 in 2018/19) or was ranked among top 10 percent in class in their first year (the group of students of the same cohort studying the same programme). Qualified students will be invited for application by email.
- Good communication skills and character; 
- Leadership qualities as demonstrated in their involvement in extra-curricular activities and/or community services; and
- Contribution and commitment to the Hong Kong community.

Students receiving the following scholarships in 2019/20, which are renewable subject to satisfactory academic performance, are NOT eligible to apply for the HKSAR Government Scholarship:

1. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship 
2. Swire University Scholarship 
3. Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers 
4. Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship 
5. HKBU Elite Athletes Admission Scheme
6. Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students

In addition, 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.


Eligible students please click here to complete the online Application Form.Each student should submit the application form once only. Once the form is submitted, no modifications can be made.
(This is a joint application form with The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Scholarship. Please view the application eligibility of the HKJC Scholarship at Note that the requirements for the two scholarships are NOT the same. Eligible local Year 2 applicants will be considered for both HK Jockey Club Scholarship and HKSAR Government Scholarship.)

Upon form submission, an auto-email will be sent to the applicants. If no auto-email is received within 10 minutes, the form submission is unsuccessful and applicants should inform SFA immediately. Applicants should then print out the email and submit it together with copies of relevant supporting documents (including  documentary proof for awards/scholarships obtained, documentary proof for participation in extra-curricular activities/community services, one recommendation letter from the Dean, Department Head, school principal or teacher, etc.) to the SFA Unit, Office of Student Affairs at WLB 401, Level 4, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus, at or before 5:30pm, September 27, 2019 (Friday). Online application without the submission of the printed email and documentary proofs will NOT be considered.

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.

Partial submissions / late applications will NOT be considered.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend the internal selection panel interview in mid-late October 2019. The interview is mandatory. Students who are not able to attend in person should not apply.

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


Scholarships & Financial Aid Unit