Scholarships & Financial Aids

Scholarships & Financial Aids

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Entrance Scholarship (for all applicants, except MSc FinTech)

Applicants may apply for an Entrance Scholarship offered by HKUST. The scholarship is to attract and financially support academically and professionally outstanding students to join the program. Students with outstanding performances and recommendations in the following area may consider to apply for the scholarship:

  • Academic qualification
  • Professional qualification
  • Work experiences
  • Extra-curricular Activities / Community Services / Other Achievements
  • References

Submit the application via the following online forms.

Admission Scholarships (for MSc FinTech only)

Scholarships will be provided to outstanding candidates with excellent academic performance as well as well-rounded backgrounds. Student’s eligibility for the scholarships will be assessed on a case by case basis after online application is submitted and interview is conducted.

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2024/25 (for MSc BDT, MSc CIEM, MSc EVEM, MSc Fintech & MSc IBTM new local students only)

Local applicants admitted in MSc in Big Data Technology (BDT), MSc in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management (CIEM), MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management (EVEM), MSc in Financial Technology (Fintech), and MSc in Intelligent Building Technology and Management (IBTM) 2024/25 may apply for the Scheme awarded by HKSAR Government.  

Application procedure: 

1)    Download below application form for the corresponding programs. 

MSc programs  
BDT, CIEM, EVEM, IBTM Application Form (for download)

2)    Prepare a curriculum vitae containing the following particulars:

  • Personal statement on how he/she can contribute to the corresponding priority area of Hong Kong after completing the MSc program concerned 
  • Copy of official transcript indicating academic achievement (including academic awards) and
  • Professional qualifications, if applicable;
  • Achievements in other areas, if applicable;
  • Work experiences, including professional achievements (please attach work experience proof, if applicable).

3)    Submit items (1) and (2) via this LINK on or before 24 March 2024.

For details of the Scheme, please refer to UGC's website for more information.

Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme (for MSc full-time AE only)

Applicants may apply for the Scheme awarded by HKSAR Government under the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund. Please submit the followings by 31 August 2024.

  1. the Application Form;
  2. the Deed of Undertaking; and
  3. your CV to
Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS) of the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) (for part-time MSc AE only)

Part-time students taking AESF courses after June 2019 may apply for the Scheme.  Each successful applicant will be refunded 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum of HK$30,000 (whichever is less) for the pre-approved course/examination. Only the fees for enrolling in the pre-approved course(s) or taking pre-approved examination(s) can be refunded. Any other charges, such as registration fees, administration fees, late charges and change of course fee charges are not eligible for refund. 

MATF Courses/Examinations Code: AC191


(a) the applicant must be : 

(i) a resident of the HKSAR and lawfully employable in Hong Kong; and 
(ii) in full-time employment in the maritime or aviation sector with an organization/company in Hong Kong during the time when taking the pre-approved course/examination and at the time of application;  

(b) the applicant has enrolled in or taken one of the pre-approved courses or examinations on or after 11 January 2014 (after June 2019 for HKUST MSc-AE part-time students), and has completed the course to the satisfaction of the course provider or passed the examination; and 

(c) the applicant has not been granted any other forms of government subsidy or financial assistance for the relevant pre-approved course/examination.  

For details and application procedures, students please refer to the web page or call the MATF hotline: (852) 3509 7261. 

Hong Kong Talent Development Scholarship (for HKSAR permanent citizens) (except MSc FinTech)

Applicants who are permanent citizens of Hong Kong and have achieved one of the following academic results in undergraduate studies when applied, will be considered for the Hong Kong Talent Development Scholarship:

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Average of 3.150 (equivalent to B+); or
  • A grade average of 80% or above; or
  • First class honors

Applicants who are eligible for this scholarship will be considered automatically, please upload the relevant documents (e.g., identity document) via online application system during application period for verification. If approve, the scholarship will be awarded in the form of tuition fee reduction.

Arthur and Louise May Scholarship for Young Engineers (except MSc FinTech)

Young engineering professionals are welcome to apply for the Scholarship via the online application form.

Please click here for details. Application deadline: 31 August 2024

Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (except MSc EEM & MSc FinTech)

It is a scholarship for new students from East, Southeast and South Asia to pursue master's studies and cross-cultural enrichment.

What it offers: 

  • Scholarships covering tuition, lodging and daily subsistence costs throughout the normative study period

For details, visit the webpage of FYT Graduate School.

Country Specific Scholarships
Country Details of Scholarship

Citizens of Brazil may apply for scholarships offered by Fundação Estudar or Instituto Ling.


Citizens of Colombia may apply for financial support from COLFUTURO


Indonesian students may apply to the LPDP scholarship, which supports Indonesian students to pursue master and doctoral degrees in Indonesia and abroad. Please refer to LPDP website (in Indonesian only) for application details.


Citizens of Mexico may apply for financial support from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT)


Citizens of Norway may apply for financial support from Lanekassen

Pakistani/ AJK nationals

Pakistani / AJK nationals may apply for Pakistan national scholarships offered by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Details please refer to HEC webpage and HEC scholarships webpage.

Republic of Kazakhstan

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who meet the requirements stipulated at the web page of the Center for International Programs of The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan may apply for Bolashak International Scholarship.


Citizens of Russia may apply for scholarships of Presidential Program "Global Education" at Agency for Strategic Initiatives offered by the Russian Federation.


Citizens of Sweden may apply for financial support from Centrala studiestodsnamnden (CSN).

Financial Assistance

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Government's Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Successful applicants who have the right of abode in Hong Kong or have resided in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of their year of study may apply for the Government's Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) from the Government Student Finance Office. The scheme offers loan up to the full program fee. Loans awarded are not means-tested. To obtain further details, students please refer to the Government Student Finance Office or call the 24-hour hotline: +852 2802 2345 / 2150 6223.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF) (if applicable)

Some programs/courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF). Students may refer to the program website for the list of programs/courses. Eligible applicants who are Hong Kong citizens and are eligible for CEF may be reimbursed with a maximum sum of HK$25,000 upon successful completion of the entire program with an overall attendance rate of over 70%.

For details and updates of eligibility, application, and reimbursement procedures (in particular the reimbursement period from the date of application), please check the CEF Office or +852 3142 2277 (24-hour enquiry hotline).