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HKBU Alumni Gratitude Fund (AGF) 香港浸會大學恩傳資助


The Fund was set up with donations raised by the Village CARE Campaign in 2019.  A group of HKBU alumni pledged a sum donation in support of students with special educational needs (SSEN). The Fund represents a way to show the alumni’s gratitude to their alma mater, an encouragement for the next generation of students to thrive in their own way.


Through providing financial assistance to SSEN for their study and learning:

  • To facilitate the SSEN’s adjustment and adaptation in the University.
  • To enhance the sense of belonging, support and care of SSEN.


Full-time HKBU students studying UGC funded programmes, registered with special educational needs, as categorised as follows: 

  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Mental Illnesses
  • Physical/Mobility Disabilities
  • Speech Impairment and/or Language Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Visceral Disability / Chronic Illness
  • Visual Impairment
  • Multiple Types of Disabilities
  • Others

Selection Method and Criteria


Open application



1.   Applications will be assessed on the basis of the followings:

  • Effectiveness and need on the use of the proposed item/service in facilitating the applicant’s learning.
  • The impact on enhancing the applicant’s university life experience.

2.   Preference will be given to eligible applicants who have never received any SEN-related funding before.

3.   Retrospective applications will not be considered and funded normally. Special medical intervention related to a disability/SEN may be considered with strong justifications.

4.   An average allocation of the grant shall be applied to each SEN category. Applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

5.   Only one successful application will be granted for a SSEN per academic year.

6.   Up to eight recipients per year subject to the availability of the funding source.

7.   Maximum Fundable Amount

  • Each applicant will be granted not more than HK$20,000 per academic year.
  • Funding will be granted for one year at a time for each applicant and will be subject to the availability of funds.
  • Discretion will be exercised to approve additional funds for items/services with strong justifications

Application Timeline and Procedures

Timeline for 2023-24 applications

1 September 2023 to 30 June 2024 Application Period
Within 5 calendar weeks Notification of application result

Within 2 calendar weeks upon receipt of

the assistive aid or service

Submission of required documents

Around 8 - 12 weeks upon submission of

completed set of required documents

Receive Reimbursement
15 October 2024

Deadline for submission of required documents

Interested students should:

1. complete the online application form,

2. submit the following supporting documents to USSEN via email:

(a) Supporting/information of the medical intervention/special transportation service related to the disability;

(b) At least one verbal / email quotation shall be provided along with all supporting documents. An applicant is required to provide an original or a photocopy of the certified copy of the price quotation.


Successful applicants shall:

1. be notified of application results within five calendar weeks after submission of all required documents/meeting held and further information provided if any;

2. receive and sign an offer letter of the fund;

3. submit the following documents within two calendar weeks upon receipt of the assistive aid or service:

(a) a sharing article,

(b) original invoice and receipt from the service provider,

(c) bank account details and

(d) three photos;

4. not submit the above documents late as this may result in score deduction in applying for other HKBU SEN-related financial schemes;

5. be invited to present/share the application and outcomes;

6. receive reimbursement normally in around 8 - 12 weeks upon acceptance of the final auditing and submission of documents; and

7. hold valid HKBU full-time equivalent (FTE) studentship at the time of reimbursement, or no approved fund will be reimbursed USSEN reserves the final rights on the decisions of subsidy allocation and guidelines amendment at any time as appropriate.



For any enquires, please contact us at the Unit for Students with Special Educational Needs, Counseling and Development Centre, Office of Student Affairs: 

Tel             : +852 3411 2806
Email        :
Address   : Room DLB704A, Level 7, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus 

Opening Hours
Mondays to Fridays – 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays – Closed


Recipients of HKBU Alumni Gratitude Fund 2022-23

Cheuk Ka Ho Rex Photo

CHEUK Ka Ho, Bachelor of Communication (Hons.) 
in Journalism  [International Journalism]


Tang Tik Man PhotoTANG Tik Man, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Translation



Thank you for the generosity of the donors of AGF, granted me to acquire a robotic assistance. As a wheelchair user paralyzed from waist down, I have been using the robotic assistance in my dormitory room for standing. It helps a lot in improving my blood circulation, as well as curing the pressure sore resulted from sitting in my wheelchair for a long time. Before acquiring the robotic equipment, I have little chance to stand up from my wheelchair because I did not bring my walking frame from home. Also, using walking frame is very energy-consuming, I cannot sustain the standing position for a long period of time. But with the robotic assistance, I can stand for a longer time and even move around my room. That also help me get take and put my stuff easier in a standing position. Overall, the robotic equipment helps me to achieve a better university life as it assists me to strive for a healthier body, so that I can focus more on my academic studies and enjoy the gathering with my friends and floormates.

For the application process, the procedures of the fund application were in reasonable length. There were no specific difficulties I  encountered in ...(more) 



As someone who has been living with a chronic health condition, I have the opportunity to use some funds to start doing acupuncture on a regular basis. And I have to say, it has been life-changing.

The reason why I wanted to do acupuncture regularly is simple: I wanted to maintain the daily operation of my body and prevent it from deteriorating rapidly. I've been struggling with a chronic health condition for years, and I've noticed that my body tends to break down more easily than it used to. I wanted to do everything in my power to prevent this from happening, so that I could continue to do the things I love, such as working, traveling, and studying.

I am doing acupuncture once a week, and I have to say, the results have been amazing. My body feels much more balanced and energized, and I've noticed a significant improvement in my overall health and well-being. I'm able to work more efficiently, study more effectively, and travel with ease. I'm no longer held back by my health, and I feel like I'm able to live my life to the fullest. ...(more)