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Scholarship and Finanial Aid

In 2020-21, over 400 AD and UG students were awarded scholarships with a total of about HK$5 million offered by the College and the HKSAR Government.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

To recognise Associate Degree graduates of CIE who are admitted to the Self-funded Undergraduate Programmes on their outstanding academic performance, students who have met the specific criteria will be awarded an Entrance Scholarship.
Liberal and Cultural Studies Academic Awards
Award for Academic Excellence in the Liberal and Cultural Studies Programme
Admission Scholarship of BCom (Hons) in Human Resources Management
Admission Scholarship for BCom (Hons) in Marketing
Best Progress Award for BCom (Hons) in Marketing
Presentation Award for BCom (Hons) in Marketing
Academic Excellence in the Creative Writing Programme Scholarship
Outstanding Creative Writing Programme Graduate Scholarship
Final Year Project Award – Young Writer Awards
Dr. Ng Ho Script Writing Scholarship
Academic Excellence in the Integrated Communication Management Programme Scholarship
Outstanding Integrated Communication Management Programme Graduate Scholarship
Academic Excellence in the Media and Social Communication Programme Scholarship
Outstanding Media and Social Communication Programme Student Scholarship
Lo Kwok Yin and Pat Man Wah Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance
Scholarships for Academic Excellence in Psychology
Elite Athletes Charitable Trust Scholarships
Scholarship for Sport and Recreation Leadership Programme
Student Emergency Fund (“the Fund”) aims to provide emergency financial assistance to Undergraduate students with genuine financial hardship. The Fund is intended to be a one-time funding for students who have exhausted all other resources to meet the immediate and essential expenses arising from a recent unforeseen circumstance, such as sudden death, unemployment, work injuries, serious illness or bankruptcy of family member(s) who is/are the major support of students’ education expenses.

The Fund is not a substitute for financial aids and does NOT cover routine expenses and education expenses including but not limited to tuition, student fees, study abroad costs and other expenses alike, as these expenses are typically addressed by other financial aids. Students should seek financial assistance from the Student Finance Office of the HKSAR Government for such expenses as appropriate.

For details of the eligibilities and application procedures, please refer to the “Application Form for Student Emergency Fund”.

Subsidy on Compulsory COVID-19 Test

For the protection of the safety and health in the University community, safety precautionary measures will be stepped up by the University with effect from 25 October 2021. Under the new arrangement, students entering the campus or being required to carry out certain studies or duties outside campus must have received both doses of vaccine for 14 days or more OR be able to present a negative COVID-19 test result conducted by a Government approved testing laboratory within the past 14 days (or possibly 7 days for students who are required to carry out studies or duties in Chinese medicine clinics, nursing homes or kindergarten). Testing fees, if any, shall be borne by students. The University safety precautionary measures are subject to change, depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For students with financial difficulties who need to comply with the abovementioned regulation but may not be suitable for vaccination due to medical reasons or unable to get vaccinated due to eligibility for vaccination, they could apply for the Student Emergency Fund for emergency relief.

  1. Current students of Self-funded Undergraduate Programmes with proven financial need; AND
  2. Students with medical proof of chronic and/or serious illness, or with doctor's certification on unsuitability for COVID-19 vaccination;
    Students who are ineligible for receiving COVID-19 vaccination with proof (e.g. non-local residents who are proven to not yet have the eligibility to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in HK).

For application procedures and other details, please contact the Academic Registry Services Section (
The Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS), set up by the HKSAR Government, offers scholarships and awards to outstanding students pursuing full-time self-financed degree and sub-degree programmes at HKBU:
  • Outstanding Performance Scholarship
  • Best Progress Award
  • Talent Development Scholarship
  • Reaching Out Award
  • Endeavour Scholarship
  • Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE)
  • Scheme for Means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (Means-tested SSEBR)
  • Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-secondary Students (Non-means-tested MES)
  • Scheme for Non-means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (Non-means-tested SSEBR)

Introduced by EDB for post-secondary students to participate in experience learning and exchange activities, and to go on exchanges in the B&R regions.
Students can apply for the Government’s Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) according to their own need.
The Government's Continuing Education Fund (CEF) subsidises students with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training. Some of the courses offered by the College have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed up to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (the percentage of fees to be borne by learners for the first HK$10,000 subsidy is 20% of the course fee and that for the second HK$10,000 subsidy is 40% of the course fee), on successful completion of a reimbursable course.
“CIE is a place that has given me the chance to realize my dream.”
LAI Man Hin ’16
  • CIE Exemplary Performance Entrance Scholarship
  • Associate of Science (Food Safety and Environmental Health), HKBU 2016
“CIE provides many stepping-stones which will pave the way for my further studies.”
LI Ho Man ’17
  • Awarded CIE Outstanding Internship Award
  • Associate of Science (Nutrition and Food Management), HKBU 2017
“The inspiration from lecturers is the best motivation for my studies. All of these precious experience has fostered me to work harder.”
WONG So Yi ’17
  • Health Aims Scholarship (Best Progress)
  • Associate of Arts (Chinese for Professional Purposes), HKBU 2017


The Hong Kong Baptist University sincerely appreciates the contributions of scholarships and awards from generous donors. Their selfless support and encouragement, which enables the students to excel in their studies and develop their talents.

  • Dr. Jonathan K. C. Choi
  • Mr. Bernard T. L. Wu
  • Mr. Terrance H. M. Yeung
  • Prof. Edwin C. L. Yu
  • Chinese Overseas Student Federation Charity Foundation Limited
  • Kwok Chung Bo Fun Charitable Fund
  • Stone of Help Limited
  • The HeArt Touch Charity Foundation
  • The International Institute of Management Limited
  • Truth Cornerstone Baptist Church