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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.

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Objectives

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. 

Eligibility

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: https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/sfa/government-grants-and-loans/ugc-funded-full-time-programmes/tsfsnlsft#maxgl_tsfsnlsft

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.
  • Funding application for the purchase of learning tool(s) should be made together with that for 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

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. 

Format

Essay Video
Requirements

- 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 firstgen@hkbu.edu.hk
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):

No.

English Name

Chinese Name

1

Ms. Heidi Chan

陳慧玲女士

2

Mr. Chan Tat Keung

陳達強先生

3

Dr. Jonathan Choi Kwok-chan

蔡國贊博士

4

Mrs. Choi Wong Ling Ling, MH, JP

蔡黃玲玲女士,MH,JP

5

Mr. Fan Tung Donald

范統先生

6

Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation

方樹福堂基金

7

Ms. Julia Fung Chui-ming

馮翠明女士

8

HKBU Century Club

香港浸會大學尚志會

9

Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Association of Macau

香港浸會大學 (澳門) 校友會

10

Ms. Shirley Hui Shun-lee

許舜莉女士

11

Mr. Ip Ka-po

葉家寶先生

12

Kinetics Medical & Health Group Co. Ltd.

毅力醫護健康集團

13

Prof. Peter Kwan Wai

關偉教授

14

Mr. Kwong Chi Shing Savio

鄺志成先生

15

Mr. Kenny Lai Yu-kin

黎裕堅先生

16

Mr. Samuel Lau Kwok-ming

劉國明先生

17

Mr. Lau Pak-shing

劉百成先生

18

Mr. Herman Lau Tak-wan

劉得還院士

19

Mr. Lee Kin Arthur

李健先生

20

Dr. Andy Lee Shiu Chuen

李兆銓博士

21

Dr. Lee Oi Ping Christina, MH

李愛平博士,MH

22

H.Y. Leung & Co.

梁浩然律師事務所

23

Mrs. Agnes Leung Ho Wai-ling

梁何惠玲女士

24

Mr. Philip Leung Kwong-hon, MH

梁光漢先生, MH

25

Dr. Edith Leung Wai-yee

梁慧兒博士

26

Prof. William Leung Wing-cheung, SBS, JP

梁永祥教授, SBS, JP

27

Dr. Veronica Li Sin-yung

李倩容博士

28

Like Capital Ltd.

讚賞資本有限公司

29

Mr. Lim Han-ton

林瀚東先生

30

Prof. Liu Jiming

劉際明教授

31

Dr. Lo Tak Lam William

盧德臨醫生

32

Dr. Lo Tek Sheng Kevin

盧笛聲博士

33

Ms. Belinda Luk Kwai-sim

陸季嬋女士

34

Pecan Foundation Limited

眾富基金會有限公司

35

Prof. Dickson Shang Tat Yan

尚達人教授

36

Shun Hing Education & Charity Fund Ltd

信興教育及慈善基金有限公司

37

Mr. Patrick Siu Chiu-shun

蕭潮順先生

38  Rebecca Chan Care Foundation for Education 陳自芬教育關愛基金

39

Ricacorp Properties Limited

利嘉閣地產有限公司

40

Mr. Tyrone Siu Tai-lun

蕭泰崙先生

41

Mr. Tam Kam-chiu

譚錦超先生

42

Mr. Tam Man-ting

譚文鼎先生

43

Mr. Alfred Tang Kwai-chang

鄧貴彰先生 

44

Ms. Grace Tang Ka-shun

鄧嘉洵女士

45

Mr. Stephen Tang Wing-on

鄧永安先生

46

Mr. Tao Wai Leung

杜偉樑先生

47

Time Watch Investments Limited

時計寶投資有限公司 

48

Dr. Jacinto Tong Man-leung

湯文亮博士

49

Ms. Marianna Tsang Wai-chun

曾惠珍女士

50

Prof. James S. Tsien

錢乃駿教授

51

Prof. Teresa Tsien Wong Bik-kwan

錢黃碧君教授

52

Mr. Kent Tsui Kwok-yue

徐國榆先生

53

Wafer Systems (Hong Kong) Limited

威發系統(香港)有限公司

54

Wah Lam Building Materials Limited

華林建築材料有限公司

55

Ms. Amy Wong

黃穎欣女士

56

Mr. Victor Wong Chung-kin

黃頌堅先生

57

Prof. Sunny Wong Hak-kun

王克勤教授

58

Mr. Wong How-kung

黃孝恭先生

59

Ms. Agnes Wong Lai-chun 

王麗珍女士

60

Ms. Esther Wong May-wai

黃美慧女士

61

Mr. Wong Nga-chung

黃雅忠院士

62

Ms. Sheila Wong Shun-mei

黃洵美女士

63

Mr. Wong Wing Tsang

黃榮錚先生

64

Dr. Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, GBS, JP

王英偉博士,GBS,JP

65

Dr. Vicky Wong Ying-ying

黃盈盈博士

66

Mr. Joseph Wong Yun-kit

王仁杰先生

67

Prof. Bernard Wu Tak-lung

吳德龍教授

68

Ms. Wu Xiaowei

吳霄薇女士

69

Prof. Xiao Xiaosui

蕭小穗教授

70

Mr. Wilson Yeh Wai-kwan

葉維鈞先生

71

Y. T. Chan & Co. Solicitors & Notaries

陳應達律師事務所

72

Dr. Richard Yee Man-hei

余文熙博士

73

Dr. Alice Yeung

楊素梅博士

74

Mr. Yeung Chiu Sing Ricky, BBS

楊超成先生,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 uao@hkbu.edu.hk or by completing the donation form at https://foundation.hkbu.edu.hk/sites/default/files/smallBanners/02_FGUSFund_191024.pdf​.

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:

Yeung Wing-yung

 

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Chan Kin-yu

 

Chan Kin-yu (Sociology)
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Lun Wai-lam (Applied Economics)
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Tang Yuen-na

鄧烷娜 (中國語言文學)
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鄒秀清 (宗教、哲學及倫理)
參與活動:向量繪圖課程

從上學期報讀了學校教育學系 2+3 的通識教育課程後,我一直為自己將來成為一位老師作準備。在疫情下,全港學生都需要使用網上教學上課。同時配合現今越來越先進的科技,我認為電子學習會是未來十年的趨勢,未來電子學習將會廣泛地應用在學習中。在電子學習的時代,老師不能只依靠傳統教學工具進行教學。他們需要應用不同的電子學習工具如:電子白板、平板電腦等,指導學生實現主動學習的目標。有見及此,暑假的時候我就決定要在這個學期報讀向量繪圖課程。我認為通過報讀課程,可以學習到不同的電子繪圖技巧,從而在教學中,設計一些與教學互相呼應的繪圖。同時,這個課程也可以訓練我的排版技巧。因為在未來的教學中,可能很多時候都需要製作簡報。這個時候便可以運用學習到的技巧,放置不同的圖片、圖形吸引學生更留心上課...(更多)

FAQs


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: https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/sfa/government-grants-and-loans/ugc-funded-full-time-programmes/tsfsnlsft#maxgl_tsfsnlsft
     
  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 firstgen@hkbu.edu.hk.
     
  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.