Financial Support and Awards
Financial Support and Awards

Financial Support and Awards

Awards/Prizes and Scholarships

Apart from the entrance scholarships, the University administers a number of awards/prizes and scholarships to research postgraduate students to recognize their achievements in various aspects, such as the Innovation Award, Publication Award, Dissertation Year Fellowship, Li Ka Shing Prizes and Award of Outstanding Research Postgraduate Students, etc.

Travel Support and Fellowships

There are also funding to support conference and study trips, and fellowship opportunities. The support provides opportunities for students to spend part of their research time overseas for study, research, training, field trips, conference, and establish research collaboration.

Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Students

The University Grants Committee (UGC) has announced a ‘Tuition Waiver Scheme’ for all local students enrolled in full-time UGC-funded Research Postgraduate (RPg) programmes in local institutions, to cover their composition fees with effect from the academic year 2018/19 (i.e. from July 1, 2018).

This Scheme provides non-means-tested funding to all current and new local students from all disciplines of study enrolled in full-time UGC-funded RPg programmes. Eligible students do not need to apply for the Scheme.

For more information, please refer to the UGC website.

Bursaries and Interest-free Loans

Supplementing Government financial assistance schemes, there are a number of bursaries and interest-free loans managed by the University to assist students with financial hardship. These awards, donated by private organisations and individuals, are allocated to full-time local students on the basis of their financial needs.

For details, please refer to the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) homepage.