Fees and Scholarships

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Tuition fees and the costs of University-provided accommodation differ for local and non-local students. To help you pursue your dream at HKUST, the University provides various forms of financial support, including admissions scholarships for outstanding students upon admissions. There are also other scholarship opportunities for current students.

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Local Students
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Fees
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Tuition Fee (Local Students)*

HKD42,100+
per academic year
For tuition fee for visiting students/interns, please see #

Accommodation Fee (Local Students)^

University-provided Accommodation 
(excl. meals, air-conditioning and laundry charges)

HK$11,490 – HK$20,290
per residential year

Living Expenses
Personal Expenses
~HKD5,100
per month
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*Students who experience financial difficulties may apply for financial assistance. Various types of financial assistance and related services are available. For more details, please visit the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office website.

+The fifth year (i.e. the 9th and 10th regular terms) of the Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management is offered on a self-financing basis. For reference, the tuition fee is HKD60,000 p.a. for local students in 2019/20.

#Visiting students: HKD4,700 per credit; visiting interns: HKD1,754 per credit.

^The hall fees listed above are ONLY for new students admitted to HKUST in fall 2020 for the entire residential period. Please visit the Student Housing and Residential Life Office website for more details.

 

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Scholarships
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Academic Scholarships
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Non-Academic Scholarships
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HKUST offers academic scholarships to students from different backgrounds and with different qualifications. 

  • Admission scholarships are awarded to top students from all backgrounds based on academic merit and non-academic achievements. 
  • All applicants are considered for academic scholarships. 
  • No separate application is required for academic scholarships.
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JUPAS Scholarships
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JUPAS students attaining Level 5** in 1 Category A subject or above in one single sitting of HKDSE will be eligible for JUPAS Scholarships. The JUPAS Scholarships range from HKD5,000 (+School top-up1) to a full scholarship of "Full tuition fee plus living allowance of HKD55,000" p.a., renewable for normative duration of study. Details are as follows:

HKDSE Subject Requirements Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 
2020/21 Academic Year
6 subjects^  or above with 5** "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD55,000" p.a., renewable for normal duration of study#
5 subjects^   with 5** "Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD27,500" p.a., renewable for normal duration of study#
4 subjects^   with 5** Full tuition, one-off#
3 subjects^   with 5** Half tuition, one-off#
2 subjects^   with 5** HKD10,000, one-off#
1 subjects^   with 5** HKD5,000, one-off#

Students do not have to apply for JUPAS Scholarships. The University will identify qualifying JUPAS entrants and inform selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.

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# Top-up scholarships may be offered by Schools/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded. For details of Top-up schemes, please visit the websites from each School: School of ScienceSchool of EngineeringSchool of Business and Management, and School of Humanities and Social Science.

^ Mathematics Extended Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) and Mathematics Extended Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus) are also counted as independent subjects in the subject requirements of the Scholarship Scheme. Results for Applied Learning subjects (Category B) and Other Language subjects (Category C) are not considered in the Scholarship Scheme.

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University Admission Scholarship Scheme for IB Diploma Holders
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Students with 36 or more total points in the IB (including bonus points) will be awarded IB Diploma Scholarship funding. Details are as follows:

IB Total Points Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2020/21 Academic Year
45 Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD55,000 p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
42-44 Full tuition, one-off#
40-41 Half tuition, one-off#
38-39 HKD15,000, one-off#
36-37 HKD10,000, one-off#

Students do not have to apply for this scholarship. All IB Diploma candidates/holders are automatically considered for the award based on their verified IB total points. The University selects qualifying students and informs the selected students of their scholarship awards in due course.

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# Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

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University Admission Scholarship Scheme for GCEAL/ International AL Qualification Holders
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Candidates who are admitted with GCEAL/International AL qualifications and attained an A* in at least 3 AL subjects (excluding Chinese) are considered for this scholarship. Details are as follows:

No. of AL subjects with Grade A* (excluding Chinese subject) Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2020/21 Academic Year
5 or above Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study#
4 Full tuition, one-off#
3 Half tuition, one-off#

Students do not have to apply for this scholarship. All GCEAL candidates/holders are automatically considered for the award based on their verified grades. The University selects qualifying students and informs the selected students of their scholarship awards in due course.

Remarks:
# Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

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University Admission Scholarship for Other Qualifications Holders
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Academic scholarships are also awarded to top students with other qualifications based on academic merit. 

Applicants are considered for these scholarships holistically, based on their profiles. Awards may be one-off or renewable, and may fully or partially waive tuition fees. The largest amount of scholarship funding is equivalent to the full tuition fee plus an allowance of HKD55,000 per academic year, renewable for the normative duration of study (subject to satisfactory academic performance). 

No separate application is needed. Normally, applicants are notified of our scholarship decision when they receive their offer of admission.

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship
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The WISE Scholarship was set up to encourage top caliber female students in the JUPAS pool to join our School of Science, School of Engineering or Interdisciplinary Programs Office. Female students with a strong interest in science or engineering who obtain Level 5** in at least one Category A subject are eligible for consideration for the WISE Scholarship. On top of academic strengths, WISE Scholars are expected to demonstrate non-academic talents, achievements in science and technology competitions, and good interview performance. 

In the 2020/21 intake, each awardee will receive funding ranging from a one-off award of HKD10,000 to a renewable award of HKD20,000 p.a., and will also be entitled to apply for the University’s JUPAS Scholarship Scheme. The number of awardees will vary from year to year depending on the academic and non-academic merits of the eligible candidates, as well as the available funding.

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Scholarship Scheme for International/Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists
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The University sets up the Scholarship Scheme to honour outstanding International/Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists.

International Olympiad Gold Medalists

The International Biology Olympiad Full tuition plus living allowance of HK$55,000 p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
The International Chemistry Olympiad
The International Mathematics Olympiad
The International Olympiad in Informatics
The International Physics Olympiad

Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists

The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad Full Tuition plus living allowance of HK$27,500# p.a., renewable for normal duration of study
The Asian Physics Olympiad

Students do not have to apply for the Scheme. The University will select qualified students based on Schools' or Program Office's nominations and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.

Remarks:

# Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HK$55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

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At HKUST, we celebrate diversity and recognize the various talents our students bring to the university community, including innovation, entrepreneurship, community leadership, and sports. 

Separate applications are required for non-academic scholarships. The application deadlines are as follows: 

For Applicants with International Qualifications: 

  • Early Round Deadline: Nov 20, 2020 
  • Main Round Deadline: Jan 14, 2021 

For JUPAS Applicants: 

  • Application Deadline: Mar. 30, 2021
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The Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship (ICE) Scholarship
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  • The ICE Scholarship recognizes students’ achievements in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, and their demonstration of originality and creativity 
  • 10 awards for each scheme, with a one-off amount of HKD50,000 each 
  • Special consideration for admission

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The Community Leadership & Engagement (COLE) Scholarship
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  • The COLE Scholarship acknowledges students’ contributions to local and/or global communities and social leadership 
  • 10 awards for each scheme, with a one-off amount of HKD50,000 each 
  • Special consideration for admission

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Scholarship for the HKUST Student Athletes Admission Scheme (SAAS)
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Being a student athlete is never easy, as it takes immense effort to juggle academic and sporting commitments. We are committed to supporting student athletes who wish to develop their full sporting potential without sacrificing their academic studies. 

Through the Student Athletes Admission Scheme (SAAS) and its associated Sports Scholarship, elite student athletes can pursue their sporting dreams while still receiving a high-quality education. 

  • HKUST recognizes students who display talent in sports and contribute to sports development 
  • Up to HKD30,000 per academic year per award (renewable) 
  • Special consideration for admissions

For more details of the SAAS, please visit the SAAS page

 

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Apart from scholarships, financial aid may be available to students experiencing financial difficulties. For more details of scholarships and financial aid, please visit the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office website.

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Fees
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Tuition Fee (Non-local Students)*

HKD140,000(~USD18,000)
per academic year
For tuition fee for visiting students/interns, please see #

Accommodation Fee (Non-local Students)^ **

University-provided Accommodation 
(excl. meals, air-conditioning and laundry charges)

HK$14,370 – HK$25,370(~USD1,840-USD3,250)
per residential year

Living Expenses
Personal Expenses
~HKD5,100(~USD650)
per month
Small Description

Remarks:

*Students who have financial difficulties may apply for financial assistance. For more details, please visit the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office website.

#Visiting students: HKD4,700 per credit; visiting interns: HKD1,754 per credit

^Hall fees listed above are ONLY for new students admitted to HKUST in fall 2020 for the entire residential period. Please visit the Student Housing and Residential Life Office website for more details.

**Non-local students are provided with university accommodation in their first two years of study at HKUST. Students are advised to plan ahead to arrange off-campus accommodation thereafter, and should expect to pay HKD6,000 (~USD770) to cover their accommodation costs. Please visit the Off-Campus Housing Section website for full details.

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Scholarships
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Academic Scholarships
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HKUST offers academic scholarships to students from various backgrounds and with various qualifications. 

  • Admission scholarships are awarded to top students from all backgrounds based on academic merit and non-academic achievements. 
  • All applicants are considered for academic scholarships. 
  • No separate application is required for consideration for academic scholarships.
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University Admission Scholarship Scheme for IB Diploma Holders
Description

Students with 36 or more total points in the IB (including bonus points) will be awarded IB Diploma Scholarship funding. Details are as follows:

IB Total Points Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2020/21 Academic Year
45 Full tuition plus living allowance of HKD55,000 p.a., renewable for normative duration of study
42-44 Full tuition, one-off#
40-41 Half tuition, one-off#
38-39 HKD15,000, one-off#
36-37 HKD10,000, one-off#

Students do not have to apply for this scholarship. All IB Diploma candidates/holders are automatically considered for the award based on their verified IB total points. The University selects qualifying students and informs the selected students of their scholarship awards in due course.

Remarks:
# Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

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University Admission Scholarship Scheme for GCEAL/ International AL Qualification Holders
Description

Candidates who are admitted with GCEAL/ International AL qualifications and attained A* in at least 3 AL subjects will be considered for the Scholarship. Details are as follows:

No. of AL subjects with Grade A* (excluding Chinese subject) Scholarship Amount for Students Admitted in the 2020/21 Academic Year
5 or above Full tuition p.a., renewable for normative duration of study#
4 Full tuition, one-off#
3 Half tuition, one-off#

Students do not have to apply for the Scholarship. All GCEAL candidates/holders are automatically considered for the awards based on their verified grades. The University will select qualified students and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.

Remarks:

# Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HKD55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

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University Admission Scholarship for Other Qualifications Holders
Description

Academic scholarships are also awarded to top students with other qualifications based on academic merit. 

Applicants are considered for these scholarships holistically, based on their profiles. Awards may be one-off or renewable, and may fully or partially waive tuition fees. The largest amount of scholarship funding is equivalent to the full tuition fee plus an allowance of HKD55,000 per academic year, renewable for the normative duration of study (subject to satisfactory academic performance). 

No separate application is needed. Normally, applicants are notified of our scholarship decision when they receive their offer of admission.

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Scholarship Scheme for International/Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists
Description

The University sets up the Scholarship Scheme to honour outstanding International/Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists.

International Olympiad Gold Medalists

The International Biology Olympiad "Full tuition plus living allowance of HK$55,000 p.a., renewable"
The International Chemistry Olympiad
The International Mathematics Olympiad
The International Olympiad in Informatics
The International Physics Olympiad

Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists

The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad "Full Tuition plus living allowance of HK$27,500#" p.a., renewable for normal duration of study
The Asian Physics Olympiad

Students do not have to apply for the Scheme. The University will select qualified students based on Schools' or Program Office's nominations and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course.

Remarks:

# Top-up scholarship may be offered by School/Program Office provided that the maximum limit of "Full Tuition Fee + HK$55,000 allowance" p.a. is not exceeded.

Description

Apart from scholarships, financial aid may be available to students experiencing financial difficulties. For more details of scholarships and financial aid, please visit the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office website.