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Scholarships and Financial Aid


CUHK offers admission scholarships to both local and non-local new undergraduate students on the basis of their outstanding academic or non-academic performance. There is no need for the students to apply for these scholarships. The University will identify qualified new students and inform the selected students of the scholarship offers.


The value of each Admission Scholarship ranges from HK$5,000 to a full-tuition coverage. Some of the Admission Scholarships will also include an allowance of up to HK$45,000 per year. Many of the Admission Scholarships are renewable for the normative period of study programme subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Students who have attained the qualifications as stipulated below will be eligible for Admission Scholarships.

(I) For Local Students

1. JUPAS
Outstanding students admitted to the University on the basis of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results.
2. Non-JUPAS (Local Students)
Non-JUPAS local students with outstanding results in GCE A-Level/ IB Diploma/ SAT/ OSSD/ B.C. Diploma or equivalent/ ATAR/ Taiwan GSAT/ Cambridge Pre-U examinations.


(II) For Non-local Students

1. Non-local Students from the Mainland
Non-local students from the Mainland with outstanding JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) results.
2. Non-local Students from other regions
Non-local students from other regions with outstanding academic achievements.


Exchange Scholarships Awarded on Admission

Exceptionally outstanding new students may be awarded a University Exchange Scholarship in addition to the Admission Scholarship.

Sports Scholarships

Sports scholarships are available for both JUPAS and Non-JUPAS (local) students. Students with outstanding sports achievements will be awarded a sports scholarship of HK$10,000 to HK$50,000 for a maximum tenure of 5 years and a guaranteed hostel place in the first year and is renewable based on annual assessment. For details, please visit the website of the Physical Education Unit at www.peu.cuhk.edu.hk 

Honours at Entrance

Students who are admitted to the University with outstanding academic achievements will be awarded Honours at Entrance. The award, which does not carry monetary value, will be recorded in the official academic transcripts of the student.