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First-Generation University Student Fund

The First-Generation University Student Fund (FGF) was established to help unlock precious opportunities for BU’s first-generation local undergraduates to participate in diverse outside-of-classroom learning activities and develop in an all-rounded manner.  Successful applicants will receive up to $15,000 for participating in different outside-of-classroom learning activities during their studies at HKBU.



To promote equal opportunities and to provide a balanced co-curricular development for first-generation university students (i.e. their parents have not received any post-secondary or university education), the “First-Generation University Student Fund” has been established at Hong Kong Baptist University to help students who need financial assistance and guidance in expanding their participation in outside-of-classroom activities for their whole person development and future career exploration.

Research has shown that many first-generation university students, compared to their second-generation counterparts, do not engage sufficiently in academic or social activities that are associated with success in university. Their participation in outside-of-classroom activities, which are an important integral part of the university curriculum, may be due to financial constraints and a lack of proper guidance. Therefore, the Fund is to provide financial support to eligible students, while appropriate advice and guidance on how they should plan for their co-curricular programmes and/or outside classrooms activities throughout their undergraduate years will be provided by student advisors in order to ensure that students can benefit fully from outside-of-classroom learning. 


Eligible applicants should be:

  1. local students studying in full‐time UGC‐funded undergraduate programmes at HKBU;
  2. first-generation university students (i.e. your parents have not received any post-secondary or university education); and
  3. receiving 50% or above grant* under the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) of the HKSAR Government in 2021-22. Eligible students will be invited via individual emails to make applications. 

*Please refer to this website for the amount of maximum grant:

Amount of Subsidy

Basic Plan: Up to HK$15,000 subsidy will be given to each Year 1 successful applicant and the amount will be pro-rata for applicants of senior years as shown below. Eligible students are encouraged to plan for their learning and development, and apply for FGF as early as possible in order to get a higher subsidy amount as well as a longer period to use the entitled fund for approved activities.

Year of Study Amount of FGF Subsidy Offered (HKD)
1 $15,000
2 $11,000
3 $7,000
4 or above $3,000

Top-up Plan: To encourage and support students to attain learning experience outside Hong Kong with the Fund, the total amount of FGF subsidy granted to year two or above students will be topped up to a maximum of $15,000, on condition that they have used or will use the entitled fund to join at least one approved outside Hong Kong activity.

For example, a student who successfully applied for the Fund in Year 3 will be given $7000 FGF subsidy under the Basic Plan. However, if he/she now applies to spend his/her FGF on an approved outside Hong Kong activity (e.g. summer exchange programme), he/she may get up to $15,000 after top-up.

Scope & Activities supported by the Fund

First-Generation University Student Fund supports outside-of-classroom activities offered by HKBU Departments, Offices, student bodies and external organisations which fall under the scope of the Fund. The maximum amount of subsidy set for different categorises of activities are shown below:

Category Maximum Subsidy from FGF Points to note
A. Academic Exchange outside Hong Kong $15,000


  • ​subsidise programme fees, airfare, accommodation, travel insurance (for programmes not covered by HKBU's insurance only), visa and other mandatory fees.
  • not subsidise food, local transportation costs and personal expenses.
B. Short-term overseas study or service trip, training program, competition or conference outside Hong Kong $15,000
C. Internship or placement outside Hong Kong $15,000
D. Language courses taken in Hong Kong $7,000


  • ​Students are recommended to take foreign languages courses offered by our Language Centre.
E. Living in Halls $3,000


  • ​Application for using FGF on hall residence should be submitted before the deadlines stated below:

Residence Period

Application deadline
First semester of 2021/22 30 Nov 2021
Second semester or 2021/22 whole year 30 Apr 2022
Summer hall at least 1 week before the residence starts
F. Sports/music/arts or other skills training/courses taken in Hong Kong $7,000 /
G. Professional certificates/examination taken in Hong Kong $7,000 /
H. Unpaid local / virtual internship, or volunteer work* $15,000


  • The internship should be arranged or endorsed by HKBU Career Centre. To obtain endorsement on self-arranged internships, please contact Miss Yoyo Mak of the Career Centre before submitting FGF Form II application.
  • To encourage students to acquire substantial work experience, full-time internship period should be at least 4 weeks; while part-time internship should be at least 75 hours in total.
  • $667 per week or $27 per hour will be provided from FGF for full-time and part-time internship respectively as an allowance for transport.
  • The period of internship must be clearly stated in the agreement between the student and the company.
  • Students must complete the whole internship as agreed and fulfil all stipulated requirements in order to receive FGF support.
  • FGF amount will be calculated according to the actual internship period/time. No expenditure receipt is required.
  • Students are not allowed to receive subsidy concurrently from the Subsidized Internship Scheme (SIS) and FGF on the same internship.
  • *Graduates of 2021 not yet obtaining a full-time job, but doing volunteer work with at least 4 consecutive weeks (full-time) or with at least 75 hours in total (part-time / project-based) may also apply for the support of FGF. Supporting documents have to be provided. The subsidy rate would be the same as that of the internship engagement.
I. SEED Incubator $15,000


  • Project must meet the conditions set forth by SEED Incubator Support Scheme and obtain prior endorsement from Leadership Qualities Centre (LQC). 
  • Project must meet milestones and learning outcomes set and agreed with the Leadership Qualities Centre in order to obtain subsidy.  
  • Project span must not be less than 3 months.
  • To subsidize student’s personal expenses during the project, a sum of $10,000 will be provided from FGF on a project basis. Each student can obtain this subsidy once only.
  • Up to $5,000 can be used for other learning activities related to start-ups as endorsed or arranged by LQC.
  • The final support must be endorsed by Leadership Qualities Centre to make sure the project is ongoing or has achieved reasonable progress.
  • No expenditure receipt is required.
J. Purchase of learning tool $3,000 or 70% of the actual cost of the item, whichever is lower. 


  • ​The item is required by or closely related to the approved learning activity.
  • The funding application for purchase of the item should be made together with that of the learning activity, which should last for at least 5 hours in total.
  • Students can use the fund on purchase of more than one item within the allowed maximum total spending amount for learning tools (i.e. normally $3,000).
  • Items must be from the approved categories, including musical instrument, sports equipment, software, apparatus, books, computer (desktop, notebook or tablet).
  • Official receipt(s) of purchased item(s) from registered shop(s) must be provided.
  • The recipient must be in possession of the purchased item for own use.  
  • The Office of Student Affairs reserves the right to ask for the presentation or proof of the purchased items from recipients any time before graduation.

Rules & Regulations:

1. The Fund is not a bursary which subsidizes students' study or daily expenses. Students can only use it to support their participation in one or several co‐curricular programmes and/or outside classroom learning activities until the approved amount is depleted. They have the flexibility in choosing when to use the Fund and how much to spend on each activity. However, the minimum claimed amount for each activity should be HK$500 or above.

2. Students can use the Fund during their course of study at HKBU. For final year students, the learning activity must be completed by 31 August of their graduation year. (special arrangement for 2020/21 graduates: the activity completion deadline will be extended to 28 February 2022. Request for further extension with strong and valid reasons may be considered and is subject to the decision of the Office of Student Affairs.)

3. Students should join the activities/courses via an organization which can provide official proofs and receipts for the cost/fee paid, i.e. personal trips and private instructors are not allowed

4.  The Fund does not subsidize honours project, research or graduation‐tied trips which receive additional support from the Government as well as profit‐making activities.

5. Students are allowed to receive the Fund with other funding sources (e.g. EDB Exchange Subsidy, Government Hall Subsidy, Reaching Out Award, scholarships, internship salary & allowance, etc.) concurrently provided that the total funding support obtained does not exceed the net fees/cost they have paid. Students should inform SFA if the activity is funded by other sources of funding concurrently.

6. Students will not be reimbursed any subsidy if they could not complete the approved activity/course or fail the exam/test for professional certificates.

7. The Office of Student Affairs reserves the right to make final decision on each activity application, and to adjust the approved fund amount if deem appropriate.

Application Procedures and Timeline

Please see the flowchart below for the application procedures in brief:

Application Procedures and Timeline

FORM I: Confirmation of Eligibility

Applicants should first complete Form I to confirm their eligibility before proceeding to apply funding for specific activity (Form II).

  • Eligible students should first fill in an online application form (Form I) to confirm their eligibility. 
  • Application results of Form I will be released to your HKBU email account normally within 2 weeks upon the application deadline, i.e. mid‐Nov and mid‐April of each year.
  • Each successful applicant will be randomly assigned an advisor from the Office of Student Affairs who will give advice/guidance on the learning plan and recommend activities that fulfill the student’s interests and learning goals. Advisors may invite students for a meeting when necessary. Students are obliged to meet and communicate with their advisors.
  • There will be 2 rounds of application in the academic year 2021-22:
    - Round 1 from 1 September 2021 to 31 October 2021
    - Round 2 from 10 January 2022 to 31 March 2022
  • Late applications will NOT be considered unless there are special and valid reasons.
  • Please apply for the Fund via FORM I. (2021/22 application will begin on 1 September 2021).

FORM II: Funding Application for Specific Learning Activity

Applicants should have submitted “FORM I: Confirmation of Eligibility” and received our approval email before filling out this FORM II for funding application.

  • When students wish to use the fund to support a specific learning activity, they should apply for funding by providing the activity details and budget via FORM II, normally at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the activity.
  • Separate application for funding should be made for each activity.
  • Application result and the approved funding amount will be released to the students via email normally within 4 weeks.
  • Please apply funding for a specific learning activity via FORM II.

Submission of Reflection Reports & other obligations

  • Upon completion of each approved learning activity, students are required to submit a reflection report in the format of an essay or video if the approved amount for the activity is HK$5,000 or above, with an emphasis on insights, intellectual gains, learning impact and outcomes. Reports for activities under HK$5,000 are optional but they may join the “Best Reflection Reports Competition” with cash prize awarded to winners (please scroll down for the details).
  • The essay/video, with requirements stipulated below, should be submitted within two months upon completion of the activity. 


Essay Video

- For any learning activities

- In English: around 500 words; OR
- In Chinese: around 800 words

- 2 photos in JPEG format of size below 5MB each, with clear image and good quality

- For exchange and overseas tours ONLY

- In English or Chinese, preferably with subtitles; AND

- At least 1 minute in duration with good visual quality

Submission deadline Within two months upon completion of your activity
Submission method Please submit your report here.

a) Upload your video to Google Drive and share the link to
b) Name your email subject in the format of "student ID_full name_video sharing" (e.g.12121212_Chan Tai Man_video sharing).
c) Please click here for the procedures for uploading and sharing video via Google Drive.

Remark Up to five best reports will be selected annually with cash prize awarded to winners. 
  • Upon invitation, recipients are obliged to attend some experience sharing occasions, and/or meeting with donors of the Fund.
  • To measure the effectiveness and outcomes for joining the activities/programmes, recipients are required to complete the online evaluation form for each activity.

Best Reflection Reports Competition

  • Aiming to give students incentive to submit reports and produce quality works, the "Best Reflection Reports Competition" will be held annually. All reports submitted during the period 1 May to 30 April will enter the annual competition automatically but students can opt out of it if they wish. 
  • The reports can be submitted in the format of a journal, video or any proposed forms which have obtained the prior approval of the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Up to ten good reports will be shortlisted by the Office of Student Affairs for the final selection of the Steering Committee at its annual meeting in June each year.
  • Up to five best reports will be selected each year. Each awardee will receive a certificate of award and a cash prize of $500 which is fully funded by FGF donations.
  • The selected reports may be fully or partly publicized on the Fund’s website and/or other publicity materials as appropriate. Awardees may be invited to give sharing or performance in the Annual Donor Appreciation Event.

Reimbursement of Subsidy

  • Subsidy reimbursement via the Finance Office will be arranged upon students' submission of report, photos, participation proof, expenditure proofs, if applicable, as well as completion of the online evaluation form. Students may receive the subsidy normally in around 8 - 12 weeks (subject to Finance Office's approval) on condition that the documents they submitted have fulfilled the requirements and are submitted before the designated deadline. 
  • For activities organized by HKBU Departments or Offices, the organizer will be asked to verify the participation status of students and provide the cost details.
  • For students attending academic exchange or activities offered by student societies or external bodies, they need to provide expenditure proofs such as the original invoice/receipt issued by the organizer, flight or train tickets, boarding pass, etc. to the Finance Office via SFA for verification.
  • The approved amount will be spent according to the details described in the activity application. Any unspent amount will be retained by or returned to the Fund. 
  • Students will not be reimbursed any amount spent in excess of the approved amount.
  • Students can check their funding disbursement record via BUniport.

Support the Fund

The First-Generation University Student Fund at HKBU is jointly supported by the Strategic Development Fund, Schools/Faculties/Academy, as well as private donations. The University would like to express its immense gratitude to the following alumni, organisations, groups and individuals for their generous support of the Fund.

List of Donors (listed in alphabetical order):


English Name

Chinese Name


Ms. Heidi Chan



Mr. Chan Tat Keung



Dr. Jonathan Choi Kwok-chan



Mrs. Choi Wong Ling Ling, MH, JP



Mr. Fan Tung Donald



Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation



Ms. Julia Fung Chui-ming



HKBU Century Club



Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Association of Macau

香港浸會大學 (澳門) 校友會


Ms. Shirley Hui Shun-lee



Mr. Ip Ka-po



Kinetics Medical & Health Group Co. Ltd.



Prof. Peter Kwan Wai



Mr. Kwong Chi Shing Savio



Mr. Kenny Lai Yu-kin



Mr. Samuel Lau Kwok-ming



Mr. Lau Pak-shing



Mr. Herman Lau Tak-wan



Mr. Lee Kin Arthur



Dr. Andy Lee Shiu Chuen



Dr. Lee Oi Ping Christina, MH



H.Y. Leung & Co.



Mrs. Agnes Leung Ho Wai-ling



Mr. Philip Leung Kwong-hon, MH

梁光漢先生, MH


Dr. Edith Leung Wai-yee



Prof. William Leung Wing-cheung, SBS, JP

梁永祥教授, SBS, JP


Dr. Veronica Li Sin-yung



Like Capital Ltd.



Mr. Lim Han-ton



Prof. Liu Jiming



Dr. Lo Tak Lam William



Dr. Lo Tek Sheng Kevin



Ms. Belinda Luk Kwai-sim



Pecan Foundation Limited



Prof. Dickson Shang Tat Yan



Shun Hing Education & Charity Fund Ltd



Mr. Patrick Siu Chiu-shun



Ricacorp Properties Limited



Mr. Tyrone Siu Tai-lun



Mr. Tam Kam-chiu



Mr. Tam Man-ting



Mr. Alfred Tang Kwai-chang



Ms. Grace Tang Ka-shun



Mr. Stephen Tang Wing-on



Mr. Tao Wai Leung



Time Watch Investments Limited



Dr. Jacinto Tong Man-leung



Ms. Marianna Tsang Wai-chun



Prof. James S. Tsien



Prof. Teresa Tsien Wong Bik-kwan



Mr. Kent Tsui Kwok-yue



Wafer Systems (Hong Kong) Limited



Wah Lam Building Materials Limited



Ms. Amy Wong



Mr. Victor Wong Chung-kin



Prof. Sunny Wong Hak-kun



Mr. Wong How-kung



Ms. Agnes Wong Lai-chun 



Ms. Esther Wong May-wai



Mr. Wong Nga-chung



Ms. Sheila Wong Shun-mei



Mr. Wong Wing Tsang



Dr. Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, GBS, JP



Dr. Vicky Wong Ying-ying



Mr. Joseph Wong Yun-kit



Prof. Bernard Wu Tak-lung



Ms. Wu Xiaowei



Prof. Xiao Xiaosui



Mr. Wilson Yeh Wai-kwan



Y. T. Chan & Co. Solicitors & Notaries



Dr. Richard Yee Man-hei



Dr. Alice Yeung



Mr. Yeung Chiu Sing Ricky, BBS



Make a Donation


To sustain the First-Generation University Student Fund and benefit more students, we appreciate and need the generous suppport of alumni and friends of HKBU, as well as the general public of Hong Kong Society.

Your donation, regardless of amount, will help our students to achieve their full intellectual and whole-person development, and eventually, motivate them to give back to those with fewer advantages in the future!

If you are interested in supporting the First-Generation University Student Fund, please contact the University Advancement Office at or by completing the donation form at​.

Sharing of Recipients


Sharing videos:

During the pandemic when most overseas activities are cancelled or postponed, many FGF students turned to use the fund on learning languages, developing their interests, enhancing a particular skill or attaining some professional qualifications which are beneficial to their career development. 

1. Five Arts students used FGF on attending different language courses.

2. A Visual Arts student continued her Guzheng learning with the support of FGF.

3. Three Social Work students simultaneously attained the Pastel Nagomi Art Associate Instructor qualification. 


Sharing articles:

Change-Makers Programme

Liu Man Nok (China Studies – Economics, Year 3)
Activity Joined: Change-Makers Programme 2019-20

The selected global issue of the Change-Makers Programme this year is “Animal Welfare”.  We explored this issue by involving in several experiential learning activities in three stages, including the preparation workshops and talks, the overseas service trip in Malaysia and the advocacy activities in Hong Kong.  In Malaysia, we served in the Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter in Johor Bahru, and did several things to help the animals there, like feeding and combing the horses, bathing the dogs, painting the railings and caring the cats and monkeys.  I felt very grateful and fruitful during these eight days.  I was delighted to learn the animal welfare issue in a country with a very different background from Hong Kong.


Light A Refugee Dream


Cheung Hoi Lam (BBA Human Resources Management, Year 3)
Activity Joined: Light A Refugee Dream: Refugee Deserves Quality Education

I learned a lot in the 6 weeks’ global volunteer journey in Malaysia.  Through volunteering in a refugee centre and communicating with the refugee kids there, I got to know more about the refugee issues in Malaysia.  Everyone including the refugee kids deserve to have quality education.  This global volunteer experience had raised my concern on the education problem in the world.  On the personal aspect, my self-awareness was raised through knowing more about my strengths and weaknesses during the journey, I am now able to find ways to improve myself.  At the same time, by exploring a place that I have never visited before, I learned to be independent and mature in order to deal with different challenges.


SDG 5- Gender Equality | Global Project


TSE Hau Yi (European Studies, Year 3)
Activity Joined: AIESEC: SDG 5- Gender Equality | Global Project 

I was teaching in Class 1 to 9 in Asha English Boarding School in Nepal for 6 days a week (Nepal has 6 official working days, what a tragedy).  Most of the students speak good English and we could understand each other well, which is a reason we all could have fun together.  Every time when I recalled my memories, when the children beamed happily and ran to me, yelled Maam (teacher in Nepali), my heart melted again.  I could never forget the moment when I prepared to leave.  The children kept asking me if I would be back and held my hands tight, but did not look into my eyes.  At the end, I saw their rosy and watery eyes and we hit our fists to say goodbye.  There are many people walked into my life, but then left.  I could however always remember the memories of us.  Now I am writing letters to them regularly.  Maybe one day we will see each other again.


Playground Builder 7.0


Lee Tin Wai (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 2)
Activity Joined: Playground Builder 7.0

Our target was to build a playground for the children in a poor village in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Besides, we also had some planned activities with students in the school.  The activity which I was responsible for was dodgebee.  This new sport is indeed quite easy for children or even elderly to handle.  However, I was quite nervous as I didn’t have any experience for teaching so many students.  It was a good training for me since I would like to be a physical teacher in the future.  In this trip, I learned how to use limited resources to build a playground and I also had a great memory for living with the host family.   Although we had language barrier, we tried to communicate with the help of Google translate.  I got to understand more about their culture and living habits.


Colour Your Dream: Service Trip in Bali


Chow Lok Laam (English Language & Literature and English Language Teaching, Year 2)
Activity Joined: Colour Your Dream: Service Trip in Bali

When we arrived in Bali, we went to a homestay near the primary school that we were going to teach.  The students were so obedient and patient when we were explaining.  I really appreciate their politeness and how they respected us.  I remembered one lesson when we were teaching them to make the traditional Indonesian house, they were full of creativity.  They used the bamboo sticks to sew the leaves together as the cover of the house.  They really inspired me a lot because I would not think of this normally.  From the eyes of the children, I see what pure happiness is, as well as hope.  We are a part of them, and vice versa.  It was an unforgettable and life-changing lesson for me.  I would never regret joining this service trip, teaching those cuties and meeting my teammates.


Metropolitan Attachment Programme 2019


CHAN Hiu Kwan (BBA Accounting, Year 4)
Activity Joined: Metropolitan Attachment Programme 2019

"I was assigned to work in “Grace Christian School (GCS)”, which is a Day Nursery School in Toronto.  The duties of my post were to take part in pre-school students’ classes, and to help my supervisors in their daily works routines.  Since my supervisors allowed me to participate in every detail and believed in my ability, I gained a lot during this internship and I was really impressed by their enthusiasm.  For instance, I understood the basic and daily routine of a Day Nursery School, I learned how to know the kids’ needs and wants by observing their behaviors and interacting with them, and I had a deeper understanding on what kids need at different ages and stages.




吳天恩 (工商管理 - 資訊系統與電子商貿學專修三年)

"在2019至2020學年的第一個學期,我去了法國里爾的IESEG School of Management進行學術交流。令我頗為印象深刻的是課堂的分組項目,這是我首次與外國人共同合作做事,才知道我們的思考和解決問題的方式有多不同。正因如此,我更懂得接納其他人不同的意見和更能從多角度出發去解決問題。另外,我在當地修讀了法文課程,現在已有法文初學者一級的學歷,這算是我整個交流中比較實際和能即時應用到的收穫吧!除了學習,我亦遊歷了十個歐洲國家,每個國家都各有特色。這次的交流讓我獲益良多,不但擴闊了我的眼界,還讓我能更深入地了解不同地方的文化。"




捷克 承古啟新 X 一帶一路10天文化交流團


勞偉賢 (中國研究 - 經濟專修,四年級)
參與活動:捷克承古啟新 x 一帶一路10天文化交流團





李麗華 (工商管理 - 會計學專修 ,二年)





張梓淇 (中藥學,二年級)



FORM I: Confirmation of Eligibility

  1. Am I eligible to apply if my sibling(s) is/are university students / graduates?
    As long as your parents have not received any post-secondary or university education and you fulfill all other specified criteria, you can apply for FGF. For eligibility, you may see the details here.
  2. What does "full grant" mean?
    A student with full grant offer under TSFS receives the amount of maximum grant, please click the link below to check whether you are receiving a full grant:
  3. Do I need to provide any supporting document to prove my “full grant” status?
    No supporting document is needed as SFA Unit will verify applicants’ TSFS application status with the government.
  4. If I am waiting for the TSFS result, can I apply for FGF?
    No, please do NOT apply if you are waiting for your TSFS result. You may apply later before the deadline of the current round of application or in the second round of application in Jan 2021 when you have received a full grant offer under TSFS.
  5. Do I need to print and submit the hard copy of application form after submitting it online?
    No, you just need to submit your application online. No need to print and submit the hard copy of application form.
  6. I am a non-local student, can I apply for FGF?
    No, FGF is only open to local students who meet the specified criteria at this stage.
  7. There will be 2 rounds of application each year. Do I need to fill out “FORM I” again in the second round if I have successfully applied in the first round?
    No, eligible students need to fill out “FORM I” ONCE only. After your eligibility is confirmed, you may proceed to use your entitled fund by filling out “FORM II: Funding Application for Specific Learning Activity”.
  8. I am eligible for FGF, but I do not plan to join any learning activity this year. Should I apply next year when I want to join an activity?
    Eligible students are encouraged to plan for their learning and development, and apply for the Fund as early as possible in order to get a higher subsidy amount as well as a longer period to use the entitled fund for approved activities. If you apply next year, the amount of your entitled fund will be reduced.
  9. I am eligible for FGF but I am now in exchange or not in Hong Kong. Can I still apply?
    Yes, application can be done online.
  10. I have used up my FGF in year 2, can I apply for FGF again in year 3 if I am a full grant recipient?
    No, each eligible student can enjoy FGF once only.


FORM II: Funding Application for Specific Learning Activity

  1. When can I use the fund?
    If you have submitted “FORM I” and received our approval email, you can use your entitled fund anytime during your course of study at HKBU. You can spend it on several learning activities until the approved amount is depleted. Please complete “FORM II” when you are planning to use your FGF for a specific activity.
  2. Can I skip “FORM I” and fill out “FORM II” first?
    No, applicants should have submitted “FORM I” and received our approval email before filling out FORM II for funding application.
  3. I plan to participate in a learning activity. When should I submit the funding application?
    You should submit the funding application at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the activity so that we have enough time to consider your application.
  4. Can I apply for two learning activities in one application?
    No, separate application should be made for each activity.
  5. What kind of learning activities I should participate in?
    Students are recommended to participate in activities which will benefit their personal growth and career development. Please refer to the Scope and Activities supported by the Fund.
  6. Should I fill out “FORM II” after I am successfully admitted to a learning activity?
    You may fill out “FORM II” once you plan to join an activity. It is not necessary to wait till you are admitted to the activity. Just let us know the result release date in the form. Remember that you should submit the funding application at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the activity.
  7. If I have received other subsidies which cover all the expense of my activity, can I still apply FGF for that activity?
    Students are allowed to receive FGF with other funding sources concurrently provided that the total funding obtained does not exceed the actual fee/cost they have paid. If your activity is already fully supported by other sources, you should use your FGF on other activities.
  8. What supporting documents are needed for FORM II?
    You should provide the activity website in the form which shows the activity details, schedule, fees, etc. If no website can be provided, you may send us the information by email to
  9. I would like to use my FGF on hall residence but my residence has started when I got the approval email of FORM I. Can I still apply funding for it?
    Yes, we have special arrangements for students applying funding for hall residence. For students who plan to use their approved fund on hall residence in the first semester of 2020/21, they should apply before 30 November 2020; while for hall residence in the second semester or in the whole year of 2020/21, students should apply before 30 April 2021.
  10. Can I use my FGF on attending an online course?
    No, FGF does not support online courses/activities. Please choose to attend a course/activity in person.

Reimbursement of Subsidy

  1. When can I get the reimbursement from the Fund?
    Subsidy reimbursement via the Finance Office will be arranged upon students' submission of report, photos, participation proof as well as all the required expenditure proofs, if applicable. Students may receive the subsidy normally in around 8 - 12 weeks (subject to Finance Office's approval) on condition that the documents they submitted have fulfilled the requirements and they submitted before the designated deadline.
  2. What supporting documents are needed for reimbursement?
    For activities organized by HKBU Departments or Offices, the organizer will be asked to verify the participation status of students and provide the cost code of student payment. For students attending academic exchange or activities offered by student societies or external bodies, they need to provide completion proof and payment record such as the original invoice/receipt issued by the organizer, flight or train tickets, boarding pass, etc. to the Finance Office via SFA for verification. Please keep all the original receipts in good condition.
  3. I was approved $9000 for my activity but the actual expense is $8000 only, will I still receive $9000?
    No, we will adjust the fund amount downward according to your actual expense.
  4. Can I scan and submit my original payment receipt by email?
    No, you should hand or post the original receipt to us unless it’s an online receipt.
  5. How will I receive the fund reimbursement?
    The approved fund will be deposited into your bank account registered in BUniport.