Preparation for University General Scholarships 2017/18
To prepare well for the application, please read thoroughly the information below:
The University General Scholarships* application is an integrated application where students can apply for more than 50 scholarships by submitting just one form. The descriptions and eligibility of the scholarships can be found HERE.
*Current full-time UGC-funded undergraduate students who studied on campus at HKBU in either or both Semesters 1 and 2 in 2016/17 with cGPA of 3.00 or above are eligible to apply. Students who have already been awarded admission scholarships, HKSAR Government Scholarship, Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship, Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers, Swire University Scholarship or scholarships with total amount near HK$50,000 in 2017/18 will normally NOT be considered. All JUPAS and non-JUPAS freshmen who were admitted to HKBU in 2017 and without cGPA obtained in their current undergraduate UGC-funded programmes at HKBU will NOT be considered. Students without GPA obtained in 2016/17 due to full-year exchange, internship or other reasons will NOT be considered as well. Graduated students or students about to graduate (i.e., will no longer study in the 2017/18 academic year) are not eligible to apply.
Remark: There is only ONE application exercise for University General Scholarships in each academic year, and applicants do not need to specify which scholarships they want to apply for. However, the University General Scholarships do not include scholarships that are awarded via individual application and School/Department nomination.
You may begin preparing for the following required information for the application of the University General Scholarships 2017/18, so you can quickly complete the online form :
a) Academic results: GPA of 2016/17 semester 1 and 2 and latest cumulative GPA
*a copy of academic transcript is not required.
b) Extra-curricular activities & community services of the past 3 years, i.e., academic year 2014/15 onwards to NOW (e.g., name of organization, position held, activities / services participated, achievement / award / number of service hours) *please provide copies of documentary proof if any
* Non-study-related paid job experience/internships will NOT be considered and should not be included
c) Scholarships / awards / financial assistance received in the past 3 years, i.e., academic year 2014/15 onwards to NOW (including assistance from the government) *please provide copies of documentary proof if any
d) Written essay (please write in English in no more than 500 words):
"What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Hong Kong’s young people today and what are the possible solutions?"
e) Applicants who would like to apply for scholarships that take into consideration the applicant's financial situation*, should also have the following information and supporting documents ready:
i. Most recent occupation, name of most recent employer and annual income (Apr 2016 to Mar 2017 [i.e., 12 months]) of family members living with you
ii. Government Grant and Loan received in 2016-17
iii. Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT) received in 2016-17
iv. University Bursaries and Loans received in 2016-17
*Application for scholarships that take financial situation into account is optional. However, if you do not provide any financial information and relevant supporting documents, you will not be considered for all the University General Scholarships that consider the applicant’s financial needs.
Kindly note that the University has enhanced the firewall for security reasons. So if you plan to fill out the online form off campus (i.e., outside of HKBU), we recommend you to begin your application as early as possible because technical problems cannot be fixed instantly.
Please click HERE for the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Please start your online application here.
For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3411-2307 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships & Financial Aid Unit
WLB 401, Level 4
The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies
Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong