Bursaries and Loans

(Enquiries about Bursaries and Loans listed below should be addressed to the Registry unless otherwise stated.)

  1. Bursaries Tenable in All Faculties
  2. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Architecture
  3. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Arts
  1. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Business and Economics
  2. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Dentistry
  3. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Education
  4. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Engineering
  5. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Law
  6. Bursaries Tenable in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  7. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Science
  8. Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Bursaries Tenable in All Faculties

Chau Cheuk Wah Bursary

In November 2005, the Wong Family donated $1 million for the establishment of a bursary in memory of Ms Chau Cheuk Wah. The bursary shall be awarded on the basis of financial need to full-time undergraduate students in any year of study in any Faculty of the University of Hong Kong with effect from the 2006–07 academic year.

Cheung Mui Sang Bursaries

In November 1997, the Trustees of the Cheung Mui Sang Trust Fund set up by Ms Winifred Mary Cheung made a donation of $111,745.37 to the University to set up the Cheung Mui Sang Bursaries. In March 2017, Dr Edmund Cheung Man-Tai (MBBS 1957, Morrisonian), grandson of the late Mr Cheung Mui-Sang and nephew of Ms Winifred Cheung, made a further donation of $1 million to the Bursary fund to continue the legacy of benefitting more needy students. Ten awards of the value of $10,000 each shall be awarded to needy students in any year of any degree curriculum.

Chiap Hua Cheng’s Foundation Bursaries

In 1978, the Chiap Hua Cheng’s Foundation donated to the University a number of bursaries of the total value of $11,000 per annum; and in 1983, increased the total value of the awards to $25,000 per annum, which were allocated in the form of 10 bursaries of the value of $2,500 each per annum. The Foundation in 1989 increased the number of bursaries to be made available to twenty and increased the value of each to $3,000. In 1990, the Foundation increased the number of bursaries to 30 with the value of $4,000 each. In 1993, the Foundation further increased the value of each bursary to $5,000 per annum.

The CI Stapleton Scholarship

Starting from the academic year 2011–12, the Trustee of the Stapleton General Bursary Fund made a provision of $200,000 on an annual basis for granting a scholarship to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students either from the Diocesan Boys’ School, the Diocesan Girls’ School or any school of the English Schools Foundation. The age of the students shall be 25 or below.

Croucher Foundation Fund for Students with Emergency Needs

Since 1982, the Croucher Foundation has made available funds to the University for disbursement to students who are permanent residents of Hong Kong and who have encountered hardship due to emergency situations.

Mrs Emily Jorge Alvares Xavier Memorial Bursary

In memory of his mother, Mr Alfred V. Alvares has made available a bursary of $2,300 per annum to be awarded to a needy Portuguese student.

Evergreen Bursaries

In 2012, Mr Lam Sum-chee pledged to establish the Evergreen Scholarships and Bursaries through a permanent endowment at the University. The Bursaries aims at providing financial assistance to support needy students as recommended by the Committee on Student Finance at the Registry with priority be given to Arts students and when resources are available, will also support students of other faculties.

Mrs Felicia Young Charitable Foundation Bursaries

In 2015, Mrs Felicia Young Charitable Foundation established a bursary to provide support to local full-time undergraduate students with proven financial need and good academic standing so as to enable them to focus on their studies and encourage their involvement in community services. Recipients will be required to perform at least 10 hours of community services during the award academic year.

First-in-the-Family Education Fund

In 2008, the First-in-the-Family Education Fund was set up to support local full-time undergraduate students who are first-generation university students in their families, and with financial difficulties, by providing them with a grant to participate in learning opportunities outside classroom.

Goh Cheow Seang Memorial Bursaries

Mr Goh Cheow Seang of Hong Kong, who died on February 2, 1968, instructed his Trustees to apply the income of his Residuary Estate to provide for the award of bursaries. The Bursaries shall be awarded to undergraduates of academic promise who are in need of financial assistance for their study.

Government Grants and Loans

A system of Government grants and loans for Hong Kong students is administered by the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency.

HKU Bursaries

In October 2007, a sum of $2,000 was donated as bursary for students in the Faculty of Business and Economics. To facilitate the administrative arrangement, it is suggested that the University set up a bursary under the name HKU Bursaries to include any miscellaneous one-off donations.

HMTCF ‘Angel Care’ Student Assistantship
(Formerly named as Hong Kong and Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund Bursary)

In March 2008, Ms Angelique Yeh of Hong Kong and Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund made a donation of $300,000 to the University of Hong Kong to support undergraduate students with financial needs in the form of bursary. In December 2009, a further donation of $500,000 was made to support the scheme.

Hormusjee and Alice Ruttonjee Educational Fund

Under the will of the late Mrs Alice Hormusjee Ruttonjee, a fund has been established to provide for the award of bursaries.

Hsin Chong – K.N. Godfrey Yeh Bursaries

These bursaries, administered by the Hsin Chong – K.N. Godfrey Yeh Education Foundation, shall be available for application in January and September each year. Enquiries should be addressed to the Centre of Development and Resources for Students.

Joyce M. Kuok Foundation Bursaries

In 2000, the Joyce M. Kuok Foundation donated a sum of $120,000 to the University for the establishment of twelve bursaries, each of the value of $10,000, for award to undergraduate students.

Ko Ho Ning Bursaries

The family of the late Mr Ko Ho Ning has set aside a fund for the provision of bursaries for needy students.

Law’s Charitable Foundation Law Ting Pong Bursary

In June 2010, Law’s Charitable Foundation (LCF) generously pledged to donate a sum of $500,000 annually for six years to support needy students at HKU. Part of the donation ($100,000) will be used to support the First-in-the-Family Education Fund Scheme, where the remainder will be used to set up a bursary to support students with financial needs. The bursary shall be awarded from the academic year 2010–11.

Lee Shau Kee Scholarships and Bursaries

In 2007, Dr Lee Shau Kee, chairman of the Lee Shau Kee Foundation, generously pledged a leadership gift to the University. Part of the funding was earmarked for supporting the University’s scholarship and bursary schemes. Two schemes, namely Lee Shau Kee Student Development Fund and First-in-theFamily Education Fund, are designated to assist financially challenged students to undertake service learning initiatives or to take part in experiential learning/enrichment activities.

Miss Leung Pui Han Scholarship Fund

Under the will of the late Miss Leung Pui Han, a trust named as Miss Leung Pui Han Scholarship Fund (the ‘Trust Fund’) was established in 1988 and now administered by two Co-Trustees, including HSBC Private Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited. The Trust Fund provides for the award of bursaries to full-time undergraduates in any faculty of the University.

Dr Lo Kwee Seong Education Foundation Bursaries

In 1990, the family of Dr K.S. Lo donated to the University a sum of $500,000 for the establishment of the Dr Lo Kwee Seong Education Foundation Awards to provide for travel and conference grants and bursaries to be awarded to postgraduate students registered for the degree of MPhil or PhD in any faculty.

The Pison (HK) Company Fund for Needy Students

In 1998, Pison (HK) Company offered to establish the Pison (HK) Company Fund for Needy Students and made a donation from time to time to the University in the form of bursaries to assist needy students with effect from the 1999–2000 academic year.

Providence Foundation Bursaries for Emergency Needs

The Providence Foundation will consider applications from universities for emergency relief funds to be rendered to any student who may have become victim of a natural disaster or serious accident in which both the breadwinner of the family and the student himself or herself are seriously affected. The purpose of the scheme is to render immediate financial assistance to the student in order to tide him or her over the period of difficulty so that he or she may not have to withdraw from his or her studies due to the disaster or accident.

Providence Foundation Combined Scholarships and Bursaries

The Providence Foundation Limited has offered since 1994–98, scholarships to students who excel academically in any discipline of study. In 2009, the Providence Foundation stipulated that the awards be made to students in any year of their undergraduate programme, particularly those who have just been admitted to the University, but lack the financial resources to pursue their studies. In the academic year 2013–14, the Foundation donated a sum of $114,000 to support 16 students and the value of each award ranged from $4,500 to $10,000.

The Providence Foundation Sponsored Outward Bound Training Programme

The Providence Foundation sponsored Outward Bound Training Programme had made available in June 2002 grants of the value of $3,340 each to sponsor 12 full-time undergraduate students in any year and in any discipline of study for attendance at a seven-day Leadership and Team Building Programme at the Outward Bound School. In 2003, the Providence Foundation offered a total of 24 grants, each of the value of $3,340, for the same purpose. In 2004, the Foundation provided a total of 18 grants, each of the value of $3,340 to support students in their undertaking of the Leadership and Team Building Programme.

Shriro Bursaries

Since 1967, the Shriro Group of Companies has donated an annual sum to the University for scholarship and/or bursary awards to undergraduates. In 1977, the terms of these awards were amended at the donor’s request, and the awards are now made in the form of bursaries.

Starr Hall Well of Ishmael Fund

In September 2006, the Starr Hall Well of Ishmael Fund (SHWIF) was set up by Starr Hall as a trust fund, which shall be obtained primarily from donations and grants, gifts, devises or bequests, to provide a number of scholarships and bursaries to be awarded to Starr Hall residents: Starr Hall Well of Ishmael Fund Scholarship and Starr Hall Well of Ishmael Fund Bursaries.
Starr Hall Well of Ishmael Fund Scholarship is to recognize Starr Hall residential members (both undergraduates and postgraduates) who have significant achievements in academic, cultural, social and sports aspects.
Starr Hall Well of Ishmael Fund Bursaries provide financial assistance to Starr Hall residential members who are undergraduate students in support of their hall fees.

Taufik Ali Memorial Bursaries

In 1963, a trust fund administered by HSBC Trustees (Hong Kong) Limited, under the Will of the late Mr Taufik Ali who served at Hong Kong Electric, established a scholarship and bursary scheme to support students with Muslim faith and were born in Penang or Hong Kong.

University Bursaries

A number of these bursaries are awarded annually by the Vice-Chancellor to needy undergraduates who show sufficient academic promise. These bursaries are named after Mr Leung Yew and Mr Wu Si Chong in commemoration of their generous donations to the University.

University Hall Alumni Fund

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of University Hall, the University Hall Alumni Limited has raised the University Hall Alumni Fund, an endowment fund to provide subsidies to qualified students in University Hall for their hall fees. The purpose of the fund is to ensure that University Hall students who have taken active parts in hall activities will not be deprived of hall education due to financial difficulties. As of January 15, 2007, the University Hall Alumni has received pledges of more than $1 million towards the fund, and paid over $30,000 to HKU Foundation.

University Lodge Masonic Bursary

To mark the University’s Golden Jubilee held in 1961, the University Lodge of Hong Kong, No. 3666 EC, has made available for an indefinite period the income from certain investments for the award of a bursary from time to time.

The University of Hong Kong Fund for Students with Emergency Needs

In 2002, the University received a sum of $1 million from Ocean Grand Holdings to establish The University of Hong Kong Fund for Students with Emergency Needs to support students of the University in any discipline of study who are in need of urgent financial support as a result of an emergency arising from an accident or changes in family circumstances.

Vitasoy and Lo Kwee Seong Foundation Bursaries for Students with a Disability

The Vitasoy and Lo Kwee Seong Foundation Bursaries for Students with a Disability will be offered to full-time local Chinese students with a disability at the University to support their studies by provision of financial assistance to the special needs of these students. Vitasoy International Holdings Limited and K.S. Lo Foundation have generously donated $2 million to set up an endowment fund for the award of these bursaries with effect from the 2000–01 academic year. In 2018, the bursaries are renamed as Vitasoy and Lo Kwee Seong Foundation Bursaries for Students with a Disability which align with the Lo Kwee Seong Foundation.

Vitasoy International Holdings Limited Education Foundation Bursaries

In 1977, the HKSBP-Monsanto Scholarship Foundation Fund donated to the University a sum of $150,000 to provide emergency bursaries to needy students. In 1991, the bursaries were renamed to reflect the change of the Company’s name to Vitasoy International Holdings Limited.

Wong Fung Ling Bursaries

In 1969, Miss Wong Fung Ling of Hong Kong donated $300,000 to the University to establish bursaries for award annually.

Wong Shek-Yung Memorial Bursary

In October 2017, Dr Edmund Cheung (MBBS 1957) made an initial donation of $1 million to establish a scholarship in memory of Mr Wong Shek-Yung, father of his late wife, Mrs Shirley Cheung. The awarding of the Wong Shek-Yung Student Enrichment Awards started in the academic year 2018–19. Further contributions from Mr T.H. Wong (brother-in-law of Dr Cheung) and the Wong Shek-Yung Charitable Foundation were received. To render more support to students, the scope of the Fund was expanded to provide enrichment awards and entrance scholarships as well as bursaries. The bursary is for undergraduate students with financial need.

Wong Yin Lun Bursary

In February 2004, Mr Chui Kai Hong and Ms Wong Shui Ping offered to set up a bursary in memory of Mr Wong Yin Lun to needy student(s) of the University of Hong Kong with effect from the 2004–05 academic year.

Zonta Club of Victoria Bursary

In 1995, the Zonta Club of Victoria donated a sum of $5,000 for award of a bursary to a full-time disabled student in financial need. In 1998, the donor extended the award of the bursary for 1998–99.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Architecture

Gerald Stokes Bursaries

In 1983, Gammon Building Construction Limited donated a sum of $73,000 to the University for the establishment of two bursaries for award to final-year students in the Faculty of Architecture annually, one in the BArch curriculum and the other in the BSc(Surv) curriculum.

Hong Kong Housing Society Bursary for Professional Development

In 2005, Hong Kong Housing Society offered to donate a maximum of six bursaries of $5,000 each to the University of Hong Kong for award to full-time local undergraduate students who are reading the housing related disciplines at the University [i.e. BEng in Building Services Engineering, BEng in Civil Engineering, BEng in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), BEng in Civil Engineering (Law), or BSc(Surv)].

Ian Brown Memorial Fund

In 1987, the wife, brother, friends, colleagues and students of the late Mr I.G. Brown, Lecturer from 1978 and Senior Lecturer from 1982 to 1987 in the Department of Architecture, donated a sum of about $120,000 to the University for the establishment of the Ian Brown Memorial Fund to provide for travel grants and bursaries to be awarded to students in the MArch degree curriculum.

URBIS Urban Design Bursary

In 1988, Urbis Limited donated an annual sum of $5,000 for the award of a bursary to a needy student taking the MUrbanDesign curriculum. In 1995, the donor increased the value of the bursary to $7,000.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Arts

Noel Croucher English Studies Bursaries

The late Mr Noel Croucher of Hong Kong made available from the Shakespeare Fund which he established some years ago and which is presently maintained by the Hong Kong Branch of the Society of St George a sum of $6,000 each year for the award of bursaries from the academic year 1975–76. In 1980–81, the sum was increased to $20,000 each year.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Business and Economics

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Bursaries

Since 2002, the Bank of China (Hong Kong) offered to donate $150,000 to the University each year to establish a bursary fund to support financially needy students in the Faculty of Business and Economics. There shall be 15 bursaries of the value of $10,000 each per annum which will be available to assist students who have financial difficulty but have reasonably good academic performance.

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Bursaries

A maximum of four bursaries per annum of the value of $5,000 each will be provided to students who are enrolled in BBA(Acc&Fin) or BBA(Law) programme; and suffering from genuine financial hardship.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Dentistry

G.B. Ong Medical Bursary

(The same entry can also be found under Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine)

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Bursaries

Since 1982, the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation has provided five bursaries from 1982–83, each of the value of $3,000, to be awarded annually.

S.K. Yee Medical Foundation Bursaries

In 1987, the S.K. Yee Medical Foundation, established by the late Dr S.K. Yee, CBE, JSD, founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Chinese Bank Limited, offered to donate from 1988–89 a sum of $100,000 annually for the establishment of 10 scholarships. In January 2009, the Trustees of the S.K. Yee Medical Foundation decided to change the Scholarships to Bursaries with effect from the academic year 2008–09. Starting from the academic year 2015–16, the Bursaries shall be awarded to undergraduate(s) studying for MBBS, BNurs, BChinMed, BPharm, BDS, BBiomedSc and BASc(GHD).

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Education

Anisha A. Hotwani Memorial Fund Limited

In 2011, Mr and Mrs Hotwani established a bursary in memory of their daughter who was dedicated to helping children with learning difficulties. From 2017, two bursaries of each value up to $21,050 shall be made to part-time students of the PGDE programme with a major in Special Education in each academic year on the basis of financial need.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Engineering

Mr and Mrs Chen Shao-chi Bursaries

In line with the wish of his mother’s grandfather, Mr Poon Yan Chuen, one of the founders and members of the Fund Raising Committee of the Hong Kong University in 1909, and of his grandfather, Mr Chen Shum-loong, who donated a series of Chinese classical books to the University about sixty years ago (currently shelved in the Fung Ping Shan Library), and in memory of his mother, Mr Chen Shao-chi donated a sum of $3,000 per annum commencing in 1983–84 for the award of one bursary for students in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University. The value of the award has been revised over the years, and on the occasion of Mr Chen Shao-chi’s seventieth birthday, Mr Chen’s family donated $40,000 for the award of bursaries with effect from 2002–03.

Choi Kin Chung Fund for Civil Engineering Students

In July 2005, Mr Choi Kin Chung donated to the University a sum of $500,000 to subsidize undergraduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering to undergo industrial training in Mainland China during the summer. The number and value of the funds to be awarded each year shall be determined with regard to the funds available.

Hong Kong Housing Society Bursary for Professional Development

(The same entry can also be found under Faculty of Architecture)

Lee Iu Cheung Engineering Bursary

In 1961, the late Dr Lee Iu Cheung, CBE, of Hong Kong donated a sum of $20,000 to the University for the award of a bursary from time to time, in commemoration of the University’s Golden Jubilee in 1961.

Pun Yau Hung Bursaries

In 1978, the Chiu Keung Investment Company, Limited presented 15,000 Hong Kong Land shares to the University for the establishment of one or more bursaries to be awarded each year.

Tony Shum Education Fund Bursary

In July 2019, Ir Tony Shum Chun Kin donated a sum of $10 million to the Department of Civil Engineering for the establishment of the Tony Shum Education Fund. $1 million of the donation is for the establishment of a bursary. The Bursary shall be awarded to local undergraduate students of the Department of Civil Engineering in any year of studies on the basis of financial need.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Law

The HKU PCLL Bursaries

The Department of Professional Legal Education has set up a fund in 2005 with its own resources for the purpose of establishing bursaries for award to financially needy students, who are successful in gaining admission to the full-time self-financing PCLL programme starting from the 2005–06 academic year, to cover part of their tuition fees.

JAC Hui Bon Hoa Bursaries

In June 2006, Mr Stephane Hui Bon Hoa agreed to donate an initial sum of $1 million to establish the JAC Hui Bon Hoa Fund for supporting a variety of academic developments in the Department of Professional Legal Education at the University of Hong Kong. The Management Committee of the Fund agreed to establish bursaries to be awarded to financially needy students who are successful in gaining admission into the full-time self-financing PCLL programmes starting from the 2006–07 academic year to cover part of their tuition fees.

Tang Kwok Yip Memorial Bursary

In memory of their late father, the family of Mr Tang Kwok Yip made a donation of $20,000 in 1971 to the University to establish a bursary for award annually.

Bursaries Tenable in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Anonymous Medical Bursary

In 1981, an anonymous donor donated $20,000 to the University for the establishment of a bursary to be awarded to an undergraduate preferably in the third year of the MBBS curriculum. In 2003, the daughter of an anonymous donor further donated a sum of $500,000 for award of a bursary.

Chan Chuen Memorial Bursary

In 1980, Dr Sau-Yee Ann Chan donated a sum of $30,000 to the University for the establishment of a bursary in memory of her father Mr Chan Chuen. An award of up to $3,000 per annum shall be made to an undergraduate in the Faculty who is studying in any year of the MBBS curriculum.

Daphne W.C. Chun Bursary

A sum of $45,000 was raised by a group of friends and colleagues and former students of Professor Daphne W.C. Chun. The purpose of the fund is to provide a grant to support a needy medical student.

Digby Memorial Bursaries

The Digby Memorial Fund was raised to provide for bursaries by a group of medical graduates in memory of Professor K.H. Digby, Professor of Anatomy from 1913 to 1923, and Professor of Surgery from 1923 to 1941, and Emeritus Professor from 1950 to 1954.

G.B. Ong Medical Bursary

In 1981, Mr Chua Hung Tik donated a sum of $50,000 to the University to establish the G.B. Ong Medical Bursary, to be awarded to undergraduates in any year of the MBBS and BDS degree curricula on the basis of financial need.

Lee Wing Din Bursary

The late Mr Lee Wing Kim bequeathed the sum of $20,000 to the University for the establishment of a bursary.

Li Hei Nin Memorial Fund

The Li Hei Nin Memorial Fund was raised by a group of friends and colleagues in memory of Dr Li Hei Nin, an MBBS graduate of 1958 who died early in her career. The purpose of the fund is to provide a grant to support a needy medical student.

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Bursaries

Since 1963–64, the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation has made available bursaries, each of the value of $2,000, to undergraduates in the Faculty. A total of 10 bursaries annually have been provided since 1967–68. In 1982, the Foundation increased the value of each bursary to $3,000.

Lo Min Nung Medical Bursaries

The late Mr Lo Min Nung donated a sum of $30,000 to the University for the award of bursaries from time to time, in commemoration of the University’s Golden Jubilee in 1961.

S.K. Yee Medical Foundation Bursaries

(The same entry can also be found under Faculty of Dentistry)

Yee Sui Cheong Memorial Bursaries

A capital sum of $150,000 was donated to the University for the purpose of establishing, from the interest, a number of bursaries. The awards were first made in 1974.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Science

Foo-man Li & Shang Jen Wong Bursary

In 2018, the Siu-man & Yau-man Wong Foundation made a donation of $200,000 to establish a bursary for female students who study Mathematics. In August 2020, the donor pledged a further top-up of $863,000 to create an endowment for the awarding of bursaries. The Bursary shall be awarded to Year three female local undergraduate students of the Faculty of Science who major in Mathematics or Physics on the basis of financial need.

Hui Pun Hing Memorial Science Bursary

From a bequest of her late father, Miss Hui Wai Haan of the University has offered to the University a bursary of the value of $1,500 per annum to be awarded annually for an indefinite period, commencing from the academic year 1963–64. In 1990, Dr Hui Wai Haan, donated to the University shareholdings in a number of companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a market value of between $13 and $14 million for the setting up of a Hui Pun Hing Endowment Fund with a proportion of the annual income of the Fund allocated for the award of the bursary.

Steven Science Bursary

In 1975, a married couple, both graduates of the University, donated a sum of $60,000 to the University for the help of needy students: $20,000 towards the Medical Dean’s Loan Fund, and $40,000 for the establishment of a bursary.

William Faid Memorial Bursary in Physics

In 1964, Mrs Jeanne Faid, MSc, generously donated to the University a sum of $8,000 for the establishment of a prize in physics in memory of her husband, the late Professor Faid (Professor of Physics, 1924–44). Following increases in income from this sum a bursary was set up in 1975.

Bursaries Tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Grand Union Bursaries

In 1986, the Grand Union Insurance Co. Ltd. donated an annual sum to the University for the award of bursaries.

HSBC Social Work Scholarships Fund

In 1982, the HongkongBank provided for the award of a number of bursaries to students reading for the degrees of BSW, MSW or MSocSc in the field of Social Work. In 1999 and in 2005, the awards, including the bursaries, were renamed as The Hongkong Bank Foundation Social Work Scholarships and HSBC Social Work Scholarships respectively.

The K.K. Ho Bursary
The K.K. Ho Foundation Emergency Funds

In 2001, the K.K. Ho Foundation donated a capital sum of $10 million to the University of Hong Kong for the establishment of the K.K. Ho Scholarship for academic excellence, the K.K. Ho Prize, the K.K. Ho Bursary, and the K.K. Ho Foundation Emergency Funds, tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Bursaries shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Dean of Student Affairs. The students’ level of financial need and academic performance will be taken into consideration in the selection of the bursary recipients.

The emergency funds, which shall be awarded to full-time undergraduates in the Faculty of Social Sciences, are primarily intended to offer assistance to those who would have undue hardship in continuing their studies without financial assistance due to accidents and/or unforeseen changes in family circumstances, e.g. unemployment of main income earner of family.

Tjia Cheng Seong Memorial Bursary

In memory of her parents, Mr and Mrs Tjia Cheng Seong, Mrs T.C. Lin donated a sum of $30,000 to the University in 1983 for the establishment of a bursary.

  1. Loans Tenable in All Faculties
  2. Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Dentistry
  1. Loans Tenable in the Faculty of Engineering
  2. Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Law
  3. Loans Tenable in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  4. Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Science
  5. Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences
  6. Loan Tenable in the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

Loans Tenable in All Faculties

American Women’s Association Loan Fund

In 1985, the American Women’s Association donated a sum of $10,000 to the University for the establishment of a loan fund from which interest-free loans may be made to needy female students. Further donations were added to the fund in 1986–87, 1987–88, 1994–95, 1995–96 and 2013–14. Enquiries should be addressed to the Dean of Student Affairs.

The AVX/Kyocera Foundation Loan Fund

In 1998, the US based AVX/Kyocera Foundation donated to the University, US$25,000 in the form of a student loan to be administered and awarded from the 1998–99 academic year onwards.

BCC Loan Fund

In 1985, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (Overseas) Limited donated to the University a sum of $30,000 for the establishment of a loan fund from which interest-free loans will be made to needy students.

Chan Tat-Chee Memorial Loan Fund

The Chan Tat Chee Emergency Loan Fund and the Chan Tat Chee Memorial Loan Fund were established in 1970 and 1990 respectively, and merged as the Chan Tat Chee Memorial Loan Fund in January 2002. A series of donations were made to the loan fund to assist students with financial need. The total amount of donations received by early 2004 was $500,000.

Convocation/Lions Emergency Loan Fund

In 1971, the Lions Club of Hong Kong donated to Convocation of the University a sum of $50,000 which had been given to the University in order to establish an emergency loan fund from which interest-free loans will be made to needy students.

Convocation Student Loan Fund

In 1984, the Convocation of the University donated a sum of $30,000 for the establishment of a loan fund from which interest-free loans may be made to needy students.

E.C. Ling Loan Fund

In 1981, Mr E.C. Ling donated to the University a sum of $100,000 for the establishment of an emergency loan fund to be named the E.C. Ling Loan Fund from which interest-free loans may be made to needy students.

Government Loans

(The same entry can also be found under Government Grants and Loans)

HKU Students’ Union Loan Fund

Enquiries should be addressed to the Students’ Union.

Hong Kong Rotary Club Student Loan Fund
Standard/Sing Tao ‘Fat Choy’ Drive Student Loan Fund

These two loan funds are administered by the Education Department of the Hong Kong Government. Application is usually open in September-October every year and a contingency exercise will be subsequently conducted in January in the following year.

Hong Kong Wong Clan Association Loan Fund

In 1992, the Hong Kong Wong Clan Association made a donation of $500,000 to the University to establish a loan fund to assist students in financial need.

Shanghai Immigrants Student Accommodation Fund

In 1980, Mr Geoffrey M.T. Yeh of Hong Kong, acting on behalf of The Community Welfare Fund Group, donated to the University a sum of $100,000 for the establishment of the Shanghai Immigrants Student Accommodation Fund from which interest-free loans are to be made to assist students who are renting accommodation near the campus but away from their families. A further donation of $100,000 was received from Mr Yeh on behalf of the Group in 1989 and another donation of $100,000 was received in 2002. Enquiries should be addressed to the Centre of Development and Resources for Students.

Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Fund

In 1995, the Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association donated a sum of $210,000 for assistance of students in financial need.

Vice-Chancellor’s Loan Fund/Grant

The fund is available for the assistance of students suffering exceptional financial difficulties during the course of an academic year. Awards from this fund may be made on nominations from a member of the Senate, a teacher, or a warden.

Professor Wang Gungwu Loan Fund

In 1992, Professor Wang Gungwu, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, donated a sum of $180,000 to the University to establish a loan fund for award to needy students.

Winsor Education Foundation Limited Loan Fund

This Loan Fund is administered by the Winsor Education Foundation Limited. Application is usually open in September-October each year.

Wong Shek Kung Loan Fund

In 1991, in line with the wish of their late father, the family of Mr Wong Shek Kung made a donation of $1 million to the University to establish a loan fund.

Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Dentistry

Dental 85 Loan Fund

In 2015, the BDS graduates of Class 1985 donated $200,000 for the establishment of a loan fund to commemorate their 30th graduation anniversary. A maximum of five loans shall be awarded to BDS IV–VI students each year in support of their participation in the international capstone experience (ICE).

Dr Lee Yu Tak Memorial Loan Fund

The Dr Y.T. Lee Memorial Loan Fund was established in 2003 through donations by dental alumni of the University and friends of Dr Lee Yu Tak in memory of the late Dr Lee Yu Tak, a graduate and a teacher of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong.

Loans Tenable in the Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering Loan Fund

In 2003, an amount of $50,000 was donated by Professor Y.L. Choi to support the establishment of a loan fund for Civil Engineering students. A further $1,000 was received as a donation to this Fund.

Engineering Society and Engineering Alumni Association Loan Fund

In 1978, the Engineering Society and Engineering Alumni Association Loan Fund was established from funds originally raised by the Hong Kong University Engineering Society and the Hong Kong University Engineering Alumni Association for the provision of an Engineering Society Loan Fund and an Engineering Society Travel Grant. The purpose of the Fund is to provide interest-free loans. The Hong Kong University Engineering Alumni Association also provided from 1988 a travel grant from the Fund to the Hong Kong University Engineering Society. In 1996, the donor agreed that the Fund be made available to Engineering students as financial assistance on top of their eligibility for other loans, by using a portion of the funds for subsidizing summer training in the People’s Republic of China and the rest for emergency loan purpose.

Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Law

Mr Justice Pickering Memorial Loan Fund

The Mr Justice Pickering Memorial Loan Fund for LLB and PCLL students was established in 1981 through donations by members of the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Loans Tenable in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Chung Ip Wing Wah Memorial Loan Fund

The Chung Ip Wing Wah Memorial Loan Fund was established in 1976 through the generosity of Aik San Realty Limited which donated $20,000 each year during 1976–79 and $30,000 each year during 1980–83 to establish a loan fund for medical students.

Elixir Loan Fund

Enquiries should be addressed to the office of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

Professor Hou Pao-Chang Memorial Loan Fund

In 1969, a group of friends of the late Professor Hou Pao-Chang contributed to finance a loan fund for medical students, which was known as the Professor Hou Pao-Chang Memorial Loan Fund.

Dr J. Wei-Ping Loh Loan Fund

The Dr Jerome Wei-Ping Loh Loan Fund was established in 1969 through the generosity of Dr Jerome Wei-Ping Loh who donated US$500 each in 1969, 1970 and 1980 to establish a loan fund for medical students.

K.P. Stephen Chang Loan Fund

A fund known as the K.P. Stephen Chang Loan Fund has been established to provide interest-free loans on the basis of financial need to medical students.

Medical Dean’s Loan Fund

In memory of the late Dr Cassim Abdullah, his sister generously donated a sum of money to provide interest-free loans to needy medical students. The fund has since been added to by the generosity of other donors. Enquiries and applications should be addressed to the Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

Standard/Sing Tao ‘Fat Choy’ Drive Medical Students Loan Fund

The Standard/Sing Tao ‘Fat Choy’ Drive, through Sing Tao News Corporation Limited, donated a total sum of $1,230,000 since 1969 to establish a loan fund.

Vincent Woo Loan Fund

The Vincent Woo Loan Fund was established through the generosity of Central Textiles (Hong Kong) Limited in providing a sum of $20,000 a year for three years from 1971 to establish a loan fund for medical students.

Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Science

Yung Foundation Earth Sciences Fund

In 2000, the Department of Earth Sciences received from the Yung Foundation a donation of $25,000 as the first instalment, and an additional sum of $40,000 each for the year 2001 and 2002 as the second and third instalments towards the Yung Foundation Earth Sciences Fund for the award of prizes and loans annually. In 2003, the Yung Foundation donated $40,000 being the fourth instalment for the award of prizes and loans annually.

Loan Tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences

T.Y. Wong Foundation Loan Fund

In 1993, the T.Y. Wong Foundation donated a sum of $300,000 to provide interest-free loan to needy students of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration who are required to take summer placement.

Loan Tenable in the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

Lions Loan Fund for Management Studies

Lions International, District 303, has donated to the University a sum of $10,000 to be used as a Loan Fund by students who are in need of financial assistance and who are attending the Certificate Course in Personnel Management sponsored by the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education.


Last updated on September 19, 2022