Student-Initiated Projects



With the funding support from University Grants Committee (UGC) and CityU, Global Services Office (GSO) has managed the Student-initiated Projects (SIP) since 2013/14, inviting students to submit proposals to initiate different programmes/activities for promoting campus internationalization. The various programmes and activities supported by SIP have successfully promoted integration among students of different nationalities and backgrounds at campus for the past few years.

CityU students are now cordially invited to submit proposals with the aims of allowing local and non-local students to work together toward a common purpose of providing a more welcoming environment for all students. Projects can be academic or non-academic in nature. Examples in the last cycles include adventure games, organizing competitions, drama workshops and performance, cultural nights and Apps development for social media. Projects can be incorporated into existing internationalization projects as well.


Any full-time CityU student may be a proposer as part of a team of at least three students. Each proposal by a student team must have the endorsement of a full-time staff advisor.

Funding Support

Maximum sponsorship for each project is capped at HK$100,000.

Proposals and Deadline

Please send your proposal by email to Global Services Office (GSO) at
Proposal template

1. All projects have to be implemented within the period of September 2016 to June 2017.
2. The amount of subsidies shall be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Assessment Panel.

First Round
Deadline: 9 September 2016, 2pm
Selection and announcement of results shall be made on or before 19 September 2016.

Second Round
Deadline: 11 November 2016, 2pm
Selection and announcement of results shall be made on or before 21 November 2016.

Third Round
Deadline: 16 January 2017, 2pm
SSelection and announcement of results shall be made in end of Jan / early Feb.

Assessment Panel

  • Assessment Panel will review all proposals received.
  • Criteria for selection include: fit to the Scheme’s objectives, level of innovation, feasibility of the project and expected impact of the project.


Please send your enquiries if any to

Funded Projects, 2016/17

33 project proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in three rounds of applications.
27 projects will be supported by the funds and they are listed alphabetically as follows.

Round 1

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Bubble Soccer9,000Sem B
Calligraphantasy: Connecting People, Connecting Cultures 16,800 1 Nov 2016- Jun 2017
City University Diwali Night 2016 20,000 29-Oct-16
CityU Exchanges Fair 2016 39,500 6-Oct-16
Connecting Through Tennis 11,144 1 Oct 2016 - 8 April 2017
Dream of Chinese Dragon--- Enjoy Chinese Traditional Culture and Regional Cuisines 6,600 9-Nov-16
Global Festival Night <2016> 63,500 2-Nov-16
Indonesia: Unity in Diversity 25,000 Sem B
Taste in the Dark! 27,350 Sem B
The Festival of Sacrifice- 2016 18,000 5-Oct-16

Round 2

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Art Fair 2017- Voyage Around the World12,421.0023-24 Jan 2017
Chinese New Year Party11,000.0017-Jan-17
CityU Model United Nation Conference 201724,85026-27 Feb 2017
Color China14,150.00Early Mar 2017
Drama Gathering12,150.0031 Oct 2016- 25 Mar 2017
EM Cultural NightTBC10-Feb-17
Golden Hong Kong CinemaTBCEarly Mar 2017
Japanese Night20,000.00Late Feb 2017
Minority Culture Festival13,450.0024-Mar-17
Project EM Empowerment23,350Jan-Mar 2017
Second-hand Market for City500.002016-2017
Spring Banquet21,250.0018-Feb-17
Taiwanese Night22,000.00TBC

Round 3

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Building Up Friendship through Ice-skating 16,200 Feb 2017 to Jun 2017
CityU Music Contest 2017: Tuna Taka Wewe 21,200 2 Mar 2017
Cricket Fun Day 201725,268 27 Feb 2017
Tour De Hong Kong 5,490 4 Mar 2017

Funded Projects, 2015/16

A total of 25 proposals were received and reviewed by the Assessment Panel in the two rounds of applications in the 2015/16 academic year. Finally, 11 student-initiated projects in the first round and 11 student-initiated projects in the second round were awarded University Grants Committee (UGC) and CityU funds. The 22 funded student-initiated projects, listed alphabetically, are:

Round 1

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Calligraphantasy: Essence of the Past, Fantasy for the Future 7,010 Nov 2015 - May 2016
CityU Diwali 17,000 13-Nov-15
CityU International Students' Culture Hub 94,900 Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
Cooking Mama 61,000 Feb - Mar 2016
Global Festival Night 63,000 5-Nov-15
Model United Nations of CityU 16,900 19 - 26 Feb 2016
Project Globe 23,300 Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
Singapore Night 29,548 3-Nov-15
Sweeties' Workshop 24,000 Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
The Festival of Sacrifice 18,350 8-Oct-15
Wellness Plus 21,800 Nov 2015 - Jun 2016

Round 2

Project TitleAmount (HK$)Project Period (Proposed)
Colour China 12,100 18-19 Feb 2016
DanSing U 13,950 11 Mar 2016
Home Visit 1,600 Jan 2016
Indonesian Night Market 20,000 15 Apr 2016
Lantern Festival 17,300 22 Feb 2016
Malaysian Night 23,834 18 Mar 2016
New Year Party 2016 13,200 Feb 2016
Project EM Empowerment 2,000 Mar – Apr 2016
Springlicious 15,240.5 26 Feb 2016
Taiwanese Night 19,620 22 Mar 2016
Weekly Sports 1,500 Jan - May 2016