Scholarships

Through the generosity of private donors, CityU offers a wide array of scholarships that students admitted to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program may apply for to support overseas studies. Scholarship awards typically range from approximately $3,800 (HKD 30,000) to $25,800 (HKD 200,000) per year. 

Candidates of the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program may apply for the below listed scholarships during their second year of study.

In addition to the awards listed below, CityU offers various scholarships and prizes to current students. Most of these awards are made by nomination by the colleges, schools, or academic departments on the basis of academic merit, while some are made by open application on a competitive basis. The value of these scholarships varies from $600 (HKD 5,000) to $13,000 (HKD 100,000). Students may view the details of the scholarships and prizes, such as regulations, eligibility, awarding process, and the application deadline on the Scholarship and Financial Aid (SFA) System under AIMS. Interested students can also visit the scholarship website of the Student Development Services.

Award  Eligibility Award value Process
HSBC Overseas Scholarship Scheme
  • Local UGC-funded non-final year students
  • Considerations: academic performance and TOEFL score; well-rounded, participating in extra-curricular and community service activities; commitment to Hong Kong; no extensive experience of living or studying overseas; and financial need
Fully covers tuition fees and mandatory college fees; minimum economy return airfare; reasonable room and board costs; books; some living expenses; and visa application fees Open application (November to January) and nomination by college or department 
Chow Sang Sang Group Entrance Scholarship for CityU-Columbia University Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program
  • Students admitted to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program
  • Considerations: academic performance and personal qualities

$7,700 (HKD 60,000) in two install-ments of $3,850 (HKD 30,000) per year

Open application (March) and nomination by college 

Chow Sang Sang Group Need-Based Scholarship for CityU-Columbia University Joint Bachelor's Degree Program 

Local students admitted to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program with proven financial needs

$64,360 (HKD 500,000) in two installments of $32,160 (HKD 250,000) per year

Open application (March)
Harton Ma CityU-Columbia University Joint Bachelor's Degree Program Scholarship
  • Local UGC-funded students of the College of Business (CB)
  • Considerations: academic performance and financial need
$51,485 (HKD 400,000) per annum, renewable for a second year. Open application (March) and nomination by college in March
James Liu CityU-Columbia University Joint Bachelor's Degree Program Scholarship
  • Local UGC-funded students of College of Business (CB)
  • Considerations: academic performance and financial need
Up to a maximum of $40,000 per annum, renewable for a second year. Open application (March) and nomination by college

Note: Details about these scholarships, including eligibility, selection criteria, terms, and conditions, can be viewed in the catalogue of Scholarships and Financial Aid (SFA) System from Student Services via AIMS.

For further enquiries about these scholarships, please contact Ms. Josephine Chan at the Student Finance Team of Student Development Services.