HSBC Overseas Scholarship 2023/2024

The Scholarship is open to non-final-year full-time local undergraduates of approved study programmes in the University.

Aim of the award
To support outstanding students to study at a renowned overseas university (see Attachment A) for one semester or one academic year in 2023/24.

Value of award
The maximum amount of each award is HK$300,000*.

♦ Hong Kong permanent residents with the right of abode in Hong Kong;
♦ Preferred minimum CGPA score of 3.7 or top 3% of class/department at the time of application/nomination AND by the end of Semester A of 2022/23 academic year;
♦ Well-rounded, participating in extra-curricular and community service activities;
♦ No extensive experience of living or studying overseas;
♦ In a financial situation which does not permit overseas study or extensive travel overseas;
♦ Commitment to Hong Kong;
♦ ^A minimum total TOEFL score of 90 (Internet-based test) with scores for individual sections not lower than 22 on listening, 17 on writing, 21 on reading, and 21 on speaking; or a minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5, with no components below 6.0.

Application method
♦ Eligible students may approach their respective academic departments for nominations or submit their applications individually.
♦ Each applicant should submit a full set of completed documents in ONE pdf file on or before 12:00noon, 23 December 2022 (Friday) via email to Miss Vivian Lau ( of Student Development Services, including:
   i. Application Form
   ii. Transcript
   iii. Valid Result Report of TOEFL or IELTS
   iv. Personal Essay
   v. Recommendation from academic department (by nomination)

Late application/nomination will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews in-person by mid-January 2023 (CityU panel) and March 2023 (HSBC panel) respectively.

Information Session
Date: 16 November 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Format: Zoom
Please register before 5:00 p.m., 15 November 2022. After registering, students will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Details of the Scholarship Scheme can be found below:
(1) Application Form
(2) List of Overseas Universities (Attachment A)
(3) Guidelines on Award Amount (Attachment C)

*The Scholarship can cover (1) tuition fees and mandatory college fees, (2) a minimum economy return airfare, (3) reasonable room and board costs, books, a small portion of living expenses and visa application fees. Please refer to Attachment C for details.

^This requirement is irrespective of the admission requirement of the intended overseas universities. All tests must have been taken on 18 February 2021 or later. Test results will have to be ready by the time of nomination/ application.

Telephone: 3442 5604 (Miss Vivian Lau)